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Get the new SSD's
post #22 of 35
Watercooling and second GPU.
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I have to agree with the post about getting a larger monitor as well. I went from my 4:3 19" benq to the 23" widescreen and I can not believe that I had waited so long before doing that.
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post #24 of 35
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Ok guys Thanks for the advice you guys are correct inthe game department I do ply starcraft I don't play much of the newer dx11 game nothing really caught my eye yet. With the sli thing I want to but that means I would have to get another block and have to get other bit for my loop the first gen fermis do run hot.
My case is another story all together my haf has been lorded to he'll and back and it's showing it's age. Ssd hmm I know it will be faster but the cost isn't there for me quite yet.
One of my main concerns though is sound I don't need speakers cause I just use the ps3 to play movies. So for the sound area I would just like to spend like 100on maybe a good combo card and headset.
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post #25 of 35
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Oh yeah with the screen situation I will be using a 24 inch samsung hd monitor\v when I get a bigger screen. So maybe I should just get a 570 eh, or just sli. I don't want to have to reconfigure my loop and will cost more.
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post #26 of 35
It's funny, I hear both sides of the fence "SSD was by far the biggest improvement I've ever felt in any system upgrade I've made" and "I dont want SSD it wouldn't provide enough difference to make up for its cost".

I'm a bit biased, I've been feeling the sting of HD bs for years, but I use my computer in a heavily multitasking manner (in addition to gaming) and so I really feel the HD pinch. I'd still recommend SSD and sound as your best improvement for computing experience.

New CPU, new vid, etc will yield minimal benefits given your current power.
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post #27 of 35
Go for the SSD. Even with a cheaper, smaller one just for your OS and critical programs. Use your RAID array for storage. You'll notice a world of difference.
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post #28 of 35
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Hmm. I am down to one drive on my raid so I am back to single a single hard drive.
However how would I set that up, I mean I've seem cheap ssds but with low space.
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post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by v1ral View Post
Hmm. I am down to one drive on my raid so I am back to single a single hard drive.
However how would I set that up, I mean I've seem cheap ssds but with low space.
Check my rig. I use a 64GB SSD for Windows 7, my anti-virus and programs I use often. I use my RAID0 to shove everything else on. Even with all that I usually keep at least 20+ GB free on my SSD at all times.
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post #30 of 35
since you have stated SCII, the best thing you could do is get a ga-p67a-ud4-b3 or ud5 and an i5-2500k, everything else should transfer straight over. OC it up to 5Ghz. That will show you the most performance gain, after that I'd suggest a SSD then another card for SLI.
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