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i'd add some more storage space, a sound card, and as stated more ram.
post #32 of 39
-4GB of ram
-Q9550 @4.0
-Any of these CPU coolers: TRUE, Ven-X, Silver Arrow, NH-D14, Mugen2, Megahalems.
-X-fi sound card. (Budget-wise XtremeGamer)
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post #33 of 39
1) Get a good cooler and OC the daylights out of that CPU
2) Get a cheap couple of 1GB DDR2 sticks for 4GB total (don't spend a lot because you'll probably ditch it soon), just make sure they're the same (or very close) speed/timings as what you have now.
3) If you care about sound and have a decent set of speakers or headphones, get a soundcard. Soundcards last through multiple builds.
4) Depending on where you sit relative to the screen when gaming, and if you care about visual quality, a decent monitor always looks better than a TV due to a much higher pixel/inch ratio. Plus monitors last through multiple builds.

Personally I'm not sold on the SSD thing yet for desktops (I think they cost too much for what you get), and your PSU is fine.
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post #34 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyTheGamer View Post
I've just added my GTX 470 (I think it may be faulty though) and I'm looking into my next upgrade.
I want to get more RAM.. I'm fully aware of that.
Going to 6GB of Kingston DDR2 RAM.

Some one laughed at me as I have DDR2.. But switching to DDR3 would mean new board, new processor, new ram.. I can't be bothered with it at this time..

What would you add?

Thanks, Danny
CPU, Motherboard and RAM. +an extra GTX 470 in SLI, so most of the system. lol
post #35 of 39
I think you'd benefit most form getting some quality sound in there, get a sound card that is epic and some awesome speakers.
Also, I love my dual monitor setup, so grab a monitor.

And most importantly, go SSD or RAID0. I love RAID0. 700MB/s data writes are NICE.
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post #36 of 39
Sound Card is the only thing I'd add for the time being. An Xonar DG can be had for around $30 and will be much better than the onboard crap. Even if you aren't someone who cares about sound a lot, you'll likely notice a difference. A cheap SSD as a boot drive is also a great upgrade if you just want your computer to be all-around faster and more responsive (I couldn't stand how long it took Photoshop to start up on a normal hard drive..)

Other than that, nothing. Save up for a new CPU/Mobo/Ram.
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post #37 of 39
more ram. 2 x 2gb and would either get that cpu on water or a better HSF and clock it. (if already mentioned sorry)
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post #38 of 39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Korak View Post
+1 for this.

Start saving money and buy atleast Sandy 2500K CPU, and mobo & mems.
You´ll be fine with your PSU so far.
I'm starting to save up for it now, I was going to order £70 worth of RAM for the system this weekend so I thought to myself I might aswell stash that away and put it towards a new rig.

Also if I where to sell this without the graphics card, how much would it go for would you say? Rough estimate in GBP.
These are the upgrades I want to get within the next 2-4 months from eBuyer. This is including a brand new PSU if it is worth getting that as well.
If anything I would get the other components before the PSU or something like that..

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post #39 of 39
I'd go and grab a better mobo and CPU. Probably a sandy bridge CPU to be honest.

Also, I'd rather get two 4GB modules of RAM. The 3x2GB sets are for the 1366 sockets only. Granted they'll work for you but not at the settings they're specified at.

Personally I wouldn't go above 1333mhz for the RAM but realistically speaking, if you're going to buy a SB processor in the future, stick to 1600mhz or higher.
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