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Hey guys, as you can see my specs below, I wish to implement new upgrades with a budget around $750 AUD as as a young enthusiast. Its AMD i know, it sucks ha? but oh well didn't have money at that time and I will be getting a new SSD in RAID 0 (excluding from the budget).

I want to max it out (as in hardware) using an onboard AMD platform, but honestly I know there isn't much to do except for well some graphic card upgrades, but then again I don't really play games. Ha Ironic.... and uprading to 6950/6970 crossfire won't increase much when we are talking about versing a trifire.

And another problem for upgrading to two cards is noise + heat, and I don't usually do stock so I tend to rip out the vga cooler and replace it. The problem with this is that the Motherboard PCI-EX16 slots may not align properly (as in the 1st and 3rd slot is x16, but since the cooler is 3 slot thick, the 4 slot is only PCI-EX16 but running at x4)


If no possible worthwhile performance increase, lets think about water cooling, however i have no expertise in this area.
Or sandy but nothing of the extreme end of the spectrum unfortunately as i simply can't afford it

Any input will be appreciated

By the way the avatar pic is a while back ago
Edited by aus_colin - 3/2/11 at 2:25am
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4.2GHz OC 1090T Modded Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 (Reversed Heatsink)  HIS HD 5970 flashed  XFX HD 5850 Non reference  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB Corsair XMS3 1768MHz Corsair F60 x8 Raid 10  Smsung F3 x6 Raid 5  2x External WD 1TB HDD of different make  
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Benq DVD±RW Noctua NH-D14 Tri-Blue LED fans  Arctic Cooling Xtreme 5970  Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro 5850  
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Zalman 6CH Fan Controller  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit benq V2420H LED Benq G2222HD LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 IKONIK VULCAN 1200W 80PLUS Antec 1200 Light Modded Microsoft Sidewinder  
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Random mousepad  Creative Xi-Fi Titanium HD  Logitech X-540 speakers  Razer 7.1 megalodon Headset  
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Highpoint 8CH 2680 SAS controller  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD Fusion C60 Dual Core  Integrated HD6290 4GB Upgraded Toshiba 320GB 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit  Dell ST2210 Logitech G15v2 Razer Mamba  
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
2x Roccat Taito  Creative premium HD USB soundcard  Cambrdige DACMagic  Lennhman Rhinderlander Headphone amp 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 650 Modded (click for info) JBL LSR2325P 5" Monitors and LSR2310SP 10" subw... 
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4.2GHz OC 1090T Modded Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 (Reversed Heatsink)  HIS HD 5970 flashed  XFX HD 5850 Non reference  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB Corsair XMS3 1768MHz Corsair F60 x8 Raid 10  Smsung F3 x6 Raid 5  2x External WD 1TB HDD of different make  
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Benq DVD±RW Noctua NH-D14 Tri-Blue LED fans  Arctic Cooling Xtreme 5970  Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro 5850  
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Zalman 6CH Fan Controller  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit benq V2420H LED Benq G2222HD LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 IKONIK VULCAN 1200W 80PLUS Antec 1200 Light Modded Microsoft Sidewinder  
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Random mousepad  Creative Xi-Fi Titanium HD  Logitech X-540 speakers  Razer 7.1 megalodon Headset  
Other
Highpoint 8CH 2680 SAS controller  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD Fusion C60 Dual Core  Integrated HD6290 4GB Upgraded Toshiba 320GB 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit  Dell ST2210 Logitech G15v2 Razer Mamba  
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
2x Roccat Taito  Creative premium HD USB soundcard  Cambrdige DACMagic  Lennhman Rhinderlander Headphone amp 
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Or 2 more SSD plus 3x 1TB for backup? I know no point, but hey PC kinda maxed out for AMD that is, so why not HDD speed?
     
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4.2GHz OC 1090T Modded Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 (Reversed Heatsink)  HIS HD 5970 flashed  XFX HD 5850 Non reference  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB Corsair XMS3 1768MHz Corsair F60 x8 Raid 10  Smsung F3 x6 Raid 5  2x External WD 1TB HDD of different make  
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Benq DVD±RW Noctua NH-D14 Tri-Blue LED fans  Arctic Cooling Xtreme 5970  Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro 5850  
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Zalman 6CH Fan Controller  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit benq V2420H LED Benq G2222HD LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 IKONIK VULCAN 1200W 80PLUS Antec 1200 Light Modded Microsoft Sidewinder  
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Random mousepad  Creative Xi-Fi Titanium HD  Logitech X-540 speakers  Razer 7.1 megalodon Headset  
Other
Highpoint 8CH 2680 SAS controller  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD Fusion C60 Dual Core  Integrated HD6290 4GB Upgraded Toshiba 320GB 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit  Dell ST2210 Logitech G15v2 Razer Mamba  
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
2x Roccat Taito  Creative premium HD USB soundcard  Cambrdige DACMagic  Lennhman Rhinderlander Headphone amp 
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Sennheiser HD 650 Modded (click for info) JBL LSR2325P 5" Monitors and LSR2310SP 10" subw... 
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4.2GHz OC 1090T Modded Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 (Reversed Heatsink)  HIS HD 5970 flashed  XFX HD 5850 Non reference  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB Corsair XMS3 1768MHz Corsair F60 x8 Raid 10  Smsung F3 x6 Raid 5  2x External WD 1TB HDD of different make  
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Benq DVD±RW Noctua NH-D14 Tri-Blue LED fans  Arctic Cooling Xtreme 5970  Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro 5850  
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Zalman 6CH Fan Controller  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit benq V2420H LED Benq G2222HD LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 IKONIK VULCAN 1200W 80PLUS Antec 1200 Light Modded Microsoft Sidewinder  
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Random mousepad  Creative Xi-Fi Titanium HD  Logitech X-540 speakers  Razer 7.1 megalodon Headset  
Other
Highpoint 8CH 2680 SAS controller  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD Fusion C60 Dual Core  Integrated HD6290 4GB Upgraded Toshiba 320GB 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit  Dell ST2210 Logitech G15v2 Razer Mamba  
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
2x Roccat Taito  Creative premium HD USB soundcard  Cambrdige DACMagic  Lennhman Rhinderlander Headphone amp 
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Go water cooling, here in Australia its especially useful with the heat waves that we get, also it will last you for years. Just look up a few guides.
Edited by Dwalin Co - 3/2/11 at 2:36am
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for uniqueness I reckon, temps are only around 40 degrees when OC, gpu only ~55 max when gaming. Yeah combine TEC + h20 cooling for sheer style and some serious stuff.

Im going for quad SSD array RAID 0 + 3 1TB RAID 5 - server probs

h20 why NO NO? True enthusiast usually Intel not AMD, so I might plan to upgrade to intel who ever knows? Only time itself will tell. and then use h20
OR i can just change the waterblock right?

OR what about AMD's bulldozer in hopes of matching to Intel's Gulftowns?
Edited by aus_colin - 3/2/11 at 3:05am
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4.2GHz OC 1090T Modded Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 (Reversed Heatsink)  HIS HD 5970 flashed  XFX HD 5850 Non reference  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB Corsair XMS3 1768MHz Corsair F60 x8 Raid 10  Smsung F3 x6 Raid 5  2x External WD 1TB HDD of different make  
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Benq DVD±RW Noctua NH-D14 Tri-Blue LED fans  Arctic Cooling Xtreme 5970  Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro 5850  
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Zalman 6CH Fan Controller  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit benq V2420H LED Benq G2222HD LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 IKONIK VULCAN 1200W 80PLUS Antec 1200 Light Modded Microsoft Sidewinder  
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Random mousepad  Creative Xi-Fi Titanium HD  Logitech X-540 speakers  Razer 7.1 megalodon Headset  
Other
Highpoint 8CH 2680 SAS controller  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD Fusion C60 Dual Core  Integrated HD6290 4GB Upgraded Toshiba 320GB 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit  Dell ST2210 Logitech G15v2 Razer Mamba  
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
2x Roccat Taito  Creative premium HD USB soundcard  Cambrdige DACMagic  Lennhman Rhinderlander Headphone amp 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 650 Modded (click for info) JBL LSR2325P 5" Monitors and LSR2310SP 10" subw... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4.2GHz OC 1090T Modded Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 (Reversed Heatsink)  HIS HD 5970 flashed  XFX HD 5850 Non reference  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB Corsair XMS3 1768MHz Corsair F60 x8 Raid 10  Smsung F3 x6 Raid 5  2x External WD 1TB HDD of different make  
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Benq DVD±RW Noctua NH-D14 Tri-Blue LED fans  Arctic Cooling Xtreme 5970  Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro 5850  
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Zalman 6CH Fan Controller  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit benq V2420H LED Benq G2222HD LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 IKONIK VULCAN 1200W 80PLUS Antec 1200 Light Modded Microsoft Sidewinder  
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Random mousepad  Creative Xi-Fi Titanium HD  Logitech X-540 speakers  Razer 7.1 megalodon Headset  
Other
Highpoint 8CH 2680 SAS controller  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD Fusion C60 Dual Core  Integrated HD6290 4GB Upgraded Toshiba 320GB 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit  Dell ST2210 Logitech G15v2 Razer Mamba  
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
2x Roccat Taito  Creative premium HD USB soundcard  Cambrdige DACMagic  Lennhman Rhinderlander Headphone amp 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 650 Modded (click for info) JBL LSR2325P 5" Monitors and LSR2310SP 10" subw... 
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