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Alright so right now I have my current build and it costs me about 1500-1600 dollars. I am planning on buying it soon, but I had some questions because I may be able to spend up to 1700-1800 for it. Or I might only be able to spend around 1200-1300. So I was wondering if I have a higher budget which of these pieces should I upgrade. Or if I have a lower budget which should i downgrade.


CPU: Intel i7-950
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 570
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Radioactive 6GB (3 x 2GB)
Case: HAF 942 X
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD
PSU: Seasonic Gold X760
DVD: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive
Wireless: Belkin F5D8055 USB 2.0 Wireless N+ USB Adapter
Keyboard/Mouse: Any suggestions? Don't want to spend a ton.
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If it were me, I'd get a second SSD and put them in Raid 0 for upgrades. If you had to downgrade, I'd toss out the SSD. Granted both of those thoughts are based on not knowing what you use the PC for.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2500k Asrock P67 Extreme6 HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 x2 Gigabyte GV-R5876P-2GD-B G.Skill Ripjaws 1333 4GB x 4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ RevoDrive x2 240GB Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 6x 23" Samsung MD230 (MD230x6) Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
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Antech HCP-1200 Little Devil PC-V8 Logitech G700 Belkin Gel 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2500k Asrock P67 Extreme6 HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 x2 Gigabyte GV-R5876P-2GD-B G.Skill Ripjaws 1333 4GB x 4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ RevoDrive x2 240GB Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 6x 23" Samsung MD230 (MD230x6) Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antech HCP-1200 Little Devil PC-V8 Logitech G700 Belkin Gel 
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I am in game design/programming so i do a lot of that. But i also am going to be playing games.

I was actually thinking about upgrading my Mobo to either the ASUS R3E or the Gigabyte UD7, but I don't know the differences between the 2. And getting a 120GB SSD instead of 80GB. that will put me at about 1770.
Edited by desastrux - 2/10/11 at 9:56am
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