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6.5/10
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post #22 of 33
6.5/10
No need for SSD as its the last thing you want to do in a gaming rig and the first thing you want to do in a general PC.
GPU upgrade to something like HD 6950.
Monitor get a 23-34 inch 1080p and Xbox will work at 1080p for sure and upscale games.
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post #23 of 33
why do you have a 7.1 sound card when the onboard sound is 8 channel? may be a stupid question, but i thought i should ask.
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post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by janz3n View Post
why do you have a 7.1 sound card when the onboard sound is 8 channel? may be a stupid question, but i thought i should ask.
Because someone such as I that is a audiophile, knows that the onboard sound sucks. I might get a ASUS Xonar later or a Titanium HD, but for now I use the Steelseries 7.1 sound card.
    
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post #25 of 33

0/10
GET RID OF CRAP RAM


No seriously RETURN IT, NAOW
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or something else. Anything but OCZ Gold 1333. ANYTHING but 1333 CL9 1.65V. ANYTHING!!!
post #26 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by fRingE View Post
how does a Intel i7 920 compare to the processor I have atm.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/47?vs=88

Since your budget is $250 to upgrade, I would highly recommend an SSD, as that will help your computer feel noticeably faster. The people who say SSD's are a waste of money haven't used them. Faster boot times, Faster loading times for your most used Apps. ( Ever had Photoshop open in 3 seconds? Although you may not use it, it's an example. )

Choose one of these 2 for UNDER $100 After Rebates:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-542-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-124-_-Product ( I recommend this one )

That leaves you with $150, which you can use towards a 6950, or sell your card to get the extra cash.

Check this link daily, there were 6950 & 6970's there a couple days ago at great prices:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ED&PageSize=20

If you don't want an SSD, then just go for a 6950.

Oh, and get yourself a 212 so you can overclock for now:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

And I agree with xd_1771, go for this RAM:
RAM RAM

Edited by 2010rig - 2/16/11 at 5:46pm
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post #27 of 33
SSD + + new memory (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 is a great 2x4GB deal, or )
My recommended upgrades
post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
SSD + 212+ [Amazon] + new memory (This is a great 2x4GB deal, or this for 2x2)
My recommended upgrades
LOL nice - I finished editing my post and just saw this. Those are 3 nice upgrades. Not the 2 x 4GB, your original RAM recommendation is best, for gaming 4GB is plenty.

Those 3 upgrades come to around $200ish. Money well spent, that 4890 still has life in it, 'till next gen cards are out.
Edited by 2010rig - 2/16/11 at 5:51pm
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post #29 of 33
You, sir, have the iconic image of what AMD considers to be it's AMD Dragon Gaming Computer.

For gaming, Add another 4890 and you'll be happy as can be. A SSD is more optional at this point I think.

Overclock the CPU to 3.8GHz and add a second 4890 for CrossfireX and I'll rate your rig as a 9/10
     
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post #30 of 33
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never
Definitely. Any one will tell you SSD is the way to go. I can never go back now that I have one.
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