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post #31 of 40
OC your Phenom some more.. should easily hit 3.8+. Get a decent 1TB HDD and a better monitor. The 4890 will do games fairly well at 1080p. I've been debating on upgrading mine but it's still very playable on all games so it's hard to throw money at something thats not broke.
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post #32 of 40
Guys... anything different would be a massive difference over the garbage RAM he has right now.
post #33 of 40
Overclock to 3.5+.

Start looking for the samsung f3 1tb to go on sale for 55 dollars or less. It sells for that price every other week or so somewhere. Alternatively if you find a good deal on a WD Black / Blue.

Second 4890 to crossfire, or consider a single new gpu. Your PSU and motherboard both easily support CF, so if you can find a 4890 for cheap that will be the biggest graphics performance upgrade for the price possible. Unless you really want dx11, then you'll have to go newer.

1080p at some point is always nice, but I've used 1600x900 screens (laptop) and would be comfortable using your current screen.

As xd keeps posting, better ram would also be nice. I would consider a 2x4 kit if you are upgrading. The additional ram will have value going forward, and a good kit will last you for years. 2x4 1600c9 can be found for less than 100 on sale. 1600c8 is considerably more expensive in the 2x4 variety. Newegg has a today only deal for 10% off all desktop memory.

edit: samsung f3 1tb on sale now
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
Edited by RichardS - 3/3/11 at 9:41pm
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post #34 of 40
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Guys... anything different would be a massive difference over the garbage RAM he has right now.
Your enthusiasm has inspired me to read more about DDR3 today.

Also, your avatar.
    
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post #35 of 40
What would I upgrade?

Well, I would keep the sata cables.
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post #36 of 40
You have water cooling and a 3.2Ghz OC

GET RAM then OVERCLOCK

THEN new GPU and monitor, later HDD

(forget more RAM just go for quality OC RAM IMO)
Edited by Casey Ryback - 3/4/11 at 6:18pm
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post #37 of 40
Maybe you could save some of the screws from the case, thay always come in handy.
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post #38 of 40
If your computer was my computer, I would sell it and upgrade my original computer.
But back on topic, Monitor, RAM, SSD in that order.
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post #39 of 40
I am going to go with ram and gpu. I'm sure with a monitor that's set at that resolution that games look fine and you get a bonus of extra fps.
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Going from 1333 CL9 minimum generic standard it will, and that kit requires 1.65V for generic settings and has the worst quality of all the DDR3 RAM on this planet. It MUST be swapped immediately.
The ram fan man knows. But If it were mine.... I would put about 4x the HDs in there and an SSD if I could afford it.
 
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