Overclock.net › Forums › General Hardware › General Processor Discussions › Tax return is on the way...so what to spend it on.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Tax return is on the way...so what to spend it on.

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
I am getting about $3500 in tax return this year and I am wondering what should I spend it on. Bills are good to go and credit cards are all payed off so don't suggest any of that One thing I will be getting is that new OCN mech keyboard (if I don't win one on Friday that is). Anyone with suggestions?
post #2 of 26
List of options:
-Upgrade motherboard
-SSD for boot drive
-Upgrad video card
-2nd monitor or bigger monitor

Other than that not too much you have a good rig.
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAFFY View Post
List of options:
-Upgrade motherboard
-SSD for boot drive
-Upgrad video card
-2nd monitor or bigger monitor

Other than that not too much you have a good rig.
I agree with the SSD, I think its time I get in line with the latest and buy one. Does a 60gb for some games and boot drive sound ok? Or 128 is more ideal. Also wouldn't it be more worthwhile to wait for the gtx 590 or the 6990 and upgrade to one of those? Performance jump would be huge . As far as monitors how is the 120hz BenQ 24in perform?
post #4 of 26
build a sandy bridge rig with a budget of 1000 and won't regret it for the next year or so
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-2410M @ 2.9ghz Nvidia GT 540M 1GB DDR3 4GB DDR3 1333mhz 500GB 5400rpm 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 Home 64 1366x768 gloss 90w power brick Acer 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-2410M @ 2.9ghz Nvidia GT 540M 1GB DDR3 4GB DDR3 1333mhz 500GB 5400rpm 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 Home 64 1366x768 gloss 90w power brick Acer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 26
You could go water cooling its fun
post #6 of 26
Hmm... How about a small form factor 20TB file server w/redundancy?
Scorpion
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2500K Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 2 120GB Samsung SH-S223L DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit AOC e2243Fwk 21.5" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
XArmor U9 Mechanical Corsair HX850 Corsair Carbide Series 500R Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudio
Nova Gaming Winner 3 Realtek ALC889 Codec 
  hide details  
Reply
Scorpion
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2500K Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 2 120GB Samsung SH-S223L DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit AOC e2243Fwk 21.5" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
XArmor U9 Mechanical Corsair HX850 Corsair Carbide Series 500R Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudio
Nova Gaming Winner 3 Realtek ALC889 Codec 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 26
Buy some people Ducky Keyboards! (see duck at top of pages)

Maybe cash it into quarters, hit up the arcade

Maybe Get a IPS panel monitor? Unbelievable colours, Dell u3011 seems to be top of line (its up there ) Ask some people around here about Mechanical Keyboards and IPS monitors, they love um!
Gaming Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 Asus Rampage iii Extreme ATI Gigabyte HD 5870 12GB Mushkin Redline DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Spinpoint F3 1TB LG R+-DL W/ Lightscribe Windows 7 Premium 64BIT BENQ XL2410T 120hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Mionix Zibal 60 Corsair 1000HX HAF 932 Mionix Naos 5000 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Speed Edition Sennheiser PC 350 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 Asus Rampage iii Extreme ATI Gigabyte HD 5870 12GB Mushkin Redline DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Spinpoint F3 1TB LG R+-DL W/ Lightscribe Windows 7 Premium 64BIT BENQ XL2410T 120hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Mionix Zibal 60 Corsair 1000HX HAF 932 Mionix Naos 5000 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Speed Edition Sennheiser PC 350 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 26
UPGRADE:

if you want reall ssd speed

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-661-_-Product

there you go

get that one or the 120gb version
much faster than the sata ssd's out there
also note: there is a slightly cheaper one that is about 250mb/s slower
substained writes of 600mb/s +

1 upgrade you'll always love

You might also throw in 2 2tb hd's for mass storage as well since they are under 100.00 each now
HeatKiller
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-980x Gigabyte X58A-UD7 2x 480gtx 18gigs ddr3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
12tb and 2 64gb ssd's 2x DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 4 HD, 1 32", 2 24", 1 20" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Office 1000 watt Cosmos S Logitec MX laser 
Mouse Pad
RocketFish 
  hide details  
Reply
HeatKiller
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-980x Gigabyte X58A-UD7 2x 480gtx 18gigs ddr3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
12tb and 2 64gb ssd's 2x DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 4 HD, 1 32", 2 24", 1 20" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Office 1000 watt Cosmos S Logitec MX laser 
Mouse Pad
RocketFish 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by compudaze View Post
Hmm... How about a small form factor 20TB file server w/redundancy?
Sounds fun but don't really know what I would store in it lol
post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Satogd View Post
UPGRADE:

if you want reall ssd speed

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-661-_-Product

there you go

get that one or the 120gb version
much faster than the sata ssd's out there
also note: there is a slightly cheaper one that is about 250mb/s slower
substained writes of 600mb/s +

1 upgrade you'll always love
that looks pretty darn good to be honest and just made the top of the list, how will it stack to future SSD's like SATA 3?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Processor Discussions
Overclock.net › Forums › General Hardware › General Processor Discussions › Tax return is on the way...so what to spend it on.