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Poll Results: What To Upgrade

 
  • 17% (3)
    Hardrive
  • 70% (12)
    GFX Card
  • 0% (0)
    Ram
  • 5% (1)
    Buy New Pump And Go Back To Water Cooling
  • 5% (1)
    Don't Upgrade
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hey guys whats up. I have taken into consideration of upgrading my system a bit more. Note though, by all means it is not a bad system. I can run Crysis, Warhead and Wars on Max Settings @ 1600x900 in single and multiplayer and get 40+ FPS stable. But I feel that a few component could be worked on, like ram and storage. I you guys have any consideration or recommendation of upgrades let me know..

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Category Name (Example: Ram, CPU, HDD, SSD, GFX etc...)

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Ram: Corsair Dominator http://www.example.com/example

To my knowledge I am thinking about either getting a couple F3s in Raid 0 or some new Ram though.
Edited by fRingE - 2/26/11 at 3:10am
    
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[AMD] Phenom II x4 955 C2 @ 3.6GHz 1.385v [Biostar] TA890FXE (NB @ 2400MHz 1.25v) [MSI] GTX 560 Ti TFII GE @ 1000/2000/2100 1.087v [OCZ] 4GB Gold Series DDR3 1333MHZ 9-9-9-20 2T 
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[WD] 320GB SATA II HDD [Windows] 7 Home Premium 64bit [ASUS] VE248H 1920x1080 60Hz 2MS LED [Logitech] K120 
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[AMD] Phenom II x4 955 C2 @ 3.6GHz 1.385v [Biostar] TA890FXE (NB @ 2400MHz 1.25v) [MSI] GTX 560 Ti TFII GE @ 1000/2000/2100 1.087v [OCZ] 4GB Gold Series DDR3 1333MHZ 9-9-9-20 2T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
[WD] 320GB SATA II HDD [Windows] 7 Home Premium 64bit [ASUS] VE248H 1920x1080 60Hz 2MS LED [Logitech] K120 
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[Corsair] CMPSU-850TX 850W [ThermalTake] Armor (Ryūjin Case Mod) [Steelseries] Xai [Steelseries] QCK+ 
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post #2 of 18
Why not a new GPU? You'd probably see a bigger impact on games.
post #3 of 18
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First Build
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Phenom II x2 555 @ 3.8GHz MSI 870 G45 Crossfire Sapphire 5770's 950/1300 Crucial 4x1GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 320GB / Western Digital 250GB Lite-On multi burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Sceptre 22" widescreen 
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Razer Lycosa OCZ ModXStream 600w Modular Rosewill Challenger Razer Deathadder 
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Howies Game Shack Mouse Pad 
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First Build
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Phenom II x2 555 @ 3.8GHz MSI 870 G45 Crossfire Sapphire 5770's 950/1300 Crucial 4x1GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 320GB / Western Digital 250GB Lite-On multi burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Sceptre 22" widescreen 
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Razer Lycosa OCZ ModXStream 600w Modular Rosewill Challenger Razer Deathadder 
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post #4 of 18
Any better GPU for gaming.
Flo´s Computer
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 140W Black Edition @4GHz Asus M4A87TD Evo PowerColor HD6870 PCS+ 1Gb DDR5 @980/1200Mhz 8Gb Kingston DDR3-1333 CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 Extended 120Gb LG GH22NS50 SATA DVD-RAM Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 24" LG W2443T-PF Monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard 520W Seasonic S12II-520 80+ Bronce CoolerMaster CM690II Advanced Window-Edition Logitech Performance MX 
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Razer eXactMat X-Speed 
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Flo´s Computer
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 140W Black Edition @4GHz Asus M4A87TD Evo PowerColor HD6870 PCS+ 1Gb DDR5 @980/1200Mhz 8Gb Kingston DDR3-1333 CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 Extended 120Gb LG GH22NS50 SATA DVD-RAM Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 24" LG W2443T-PF Monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard 520W Seasonic S12II-520 80+ Bronce CoolerMaster CM690II Advanced Window-Edition Logitech Performance MX 
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Razer eXactMat X-Speed 
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post #5 of 18
what's your budget?
post #6 of 18
Wait for the 7 Series then upgrade the gpu. 4890 is good enough for this generation of games, for that resolution and max settings, guess you wouldnt max the AA everywhere, but thats not that big of a deal.
SSD is worth it if you want faster load times, no other "proper impact" afaik.

Your RAM is good enough for any game out there atm, unless you do video encoding and the like, I see no reason to upgrade yet, especialy since AMD doesnt run 3 channel.
Low End High End
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Phenom X6 1090t @ 3,7Ghz / 1,3 vcore Gigabyte 880gm-UD2H/w cooling Gigabyte 6870 Windforcex3@ 975/1200 4x2gb Geil Black Dragon DDR3 1600Mhz 
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2x 500 Gb Black WD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung SyncMaster 24" Mushkin Enhanced 580W 
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Cooler Master Elite 430 
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Low End High End
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Phenom X6 1090t @ 3,7Ghz / 1,3 vcore Gigabyte 880gm-UD2H/w cooling Gigabyte 6870 Windforcex3@ 975/1200 4x2gb Geil Black Dragon DDR3 1600Mhz 
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2x 500 Gb Black WD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung SyncMaster 24" Mushkin Enhanced 580W 
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Cooler Master Elite 430 
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post #7 of 18
Not much point in waiting, the 6k series have only just been released, He'll end up waiting for ages.

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post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
My budget is $300 Max $420 if you include me selling my 4890 if I would get a new GFX card.
    
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[AMD] Phenom II x4 955 C2 @ 3.6GHz 1.385v [Biostar] TA890FXE (NB @ 2400MHz 1.25v) [MSI] GTX 560 Ti TFII GE @ 1000/2000/2100 1.087v [OCZ] 4GB Gold Series DDR3 1333MHZ 9-9-9-20 2T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
[WD] 320GB SATA II HDD [Windows] 7 Home Premium 64bit [ASUS] VE248H 1920x1080 60Hz 2MS LED [Logitech] K120 
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[Corsair] CMPSU-850TX 850W [ThermalTake] Armor (Ryūjin Case Mod) [Steelseries] Xai [Steelseries] QCK+ 
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[AMD] Phenom II x4 955 C2 @ 3.6GHz 1.385v [Biostar] TA890FXE (NB @ 2400MHz 1.25v) [MSI] GTX 560 Ti TFII GE @ 1000/2000/2100 1.087v [OCZ] 4GB Gold Series DDR3 1333MHZ 9-9-9-20 2T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
[WD] 320GB SATA II HDD [Windows] 7 Home Premium 64bit [ASUS] VE248H 1920x1080 60Hz 2MS LED [Logitech] K120 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair] CMPSU-850TX 850W [ThermalTake] Armor (Ryūjin Case Mod) [Steelseries] Xai [Steelseries] QCK+ 
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post #9 of 18
I think $120 for your card might be a little much, that's a good price to spend on a card though.

You can afford a GTX570/6950, unless you get a new monitor that might be a little much to be honest. I'd have a look at either the 6850 2GB card. You'll have change as well.

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post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
I think $120 for your card might be a little much, that's a good price to spend on a card though.

You can afford a GTX570/6950, unless you get a new monitor that might be a little much to be honest. I'd have a look at either the 6850 2GB card. You'll have change as well.

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Whats the benchmark comparisons for the 4890 vs 6850 vs 6870
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II x4 955 C2 @ 3.6GHz 1.385v [Biostar] TA890FXE (NB @ 2400MHz 1.25v) [MSI] GTX 560 Ti TFII GE @ 1000/2000/2100 1.087v [OCZ] 4GB Gold Series DDR3 1333MHZ 9-9-9-20 2T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
[WD] 320GB SATA II HDD [Windows] 7 Home Premium 64bit [ASUS] VE248H 1920x1080 60Hz 2MS LED [Logitech] K120 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair] CMPSU-850TX 850W [ThermalTake] Armor (Ryūjin Case Mod) [Steelseries] Xai [Steelseries] QCK+ 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II x4 955 C2 @ 3.6GHz 1.385v [Biostar] TA890FXE (NB @ 2400MHz 1.25v) [MSI] GTX 560 Ti TFII GE @ 1000/2000/2100 1.087v [OCZ] 4GB Gold Series DDR3 1333MHZ 9-9-9-20 2T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
[WD] 320GB SATA II HDD [Windows] 7 Home Premium 64bit [ASUS] VE248H 1920x1080 60Hz 2MS LED [Logitech] K120 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair] CMPSU-850TX 850W [ThermalTake] Armor (Ryūjin Case Mod) [Steelseries] Xai [Steelseries] QCK+ 
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