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post #11 of 18
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Not really able to set it aside in a CD.. if I don't use it my wife will end up going shopping.. so it's one of those things.. I'm not going to waste it on something I don't need but if the PC gets a new toy rather than my wife going shopping it's not going to be a bad thing wink.gif

There's always odds and ends. New speakers, headphones(can be awesome for gaming), keyboard, mouse, networkable external HD, or maybe a new chair.
post #12 of 18
Well i would maybe recoomend going to Sandy bridge if your bonus was that big
post #13 of 18
Few suggestions: If you get a sound card then get nice 5.1 speaker system, if you game well how about a nice headset or a nice keyboard or mouse but more then all of that I would recommend a second screen if you have the space. How about a new case? As far as performance goes you can game well with what you have. I get the same way when I have exra money - I recently did some cable management and added L.E.D fans so its always something. Have fun and enjoy!
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I received a nice little bonus at work this past week, now I'm not looking to just blow my money but if there is anything that my PC would really and truly benefit from please let me know. I'm more interested in gaming performance. Rig is in the sig.
Getting a faster phenom wont give u much performence boost.
I would suggert u to get SSD,
may be u can get a cross fire mobo & add another hd6950
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post #15 of 18
He doesn't need a separate sound card for 5.1 surround sound. On-board cards these days are perfectly fine.

I would invest in a speaker system or a bigger monitor.
post #16 of 18
With an SSD boot times will go down significantly, and some loading times if you install your games on the SSD but FPS will not change.

If you have the money burning a hole in your pocket get yourself an SSD and a decent sound card or even BLu-ray-RW if you really are bored!
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post #17 of 18
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Onboard sound is fine for me as I do not have any issues with the way it currently sounds.

Sound setup:
Logitech Z640 5.1 setup
Sennheiser headset (forget model number)

I actually have a mobo that supports crossfire but I put it in my HTPC as I could not get a stable OC over 3.5 with it. Max I'd want to spend would be about $200 probably.. already bought the 6950 with part of it.

A mouse would be an idea as I have a basic MS mouse with one side button on each side, but some of the mice out now are overwhelming..
Maybe I'll look into mice and let the wife use the rest haha..
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Not really able to set it aside in a CD.. if I don't use it my wife will end up going shopping.. so it's one of those things.. I'm not going to waste it on something I don't need but if the PC gets a new toy rather than my wife going shopping it's not going to be a bad thing
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Will an SSD improve my gaming much seeing how I install my games to a separate HDD? I have an extra one of these at work that I can use if it's worth using.

Adata 64GB SSD
Yeah its worth using if you set it up in AHCI -- two would be awesome. Also, she can't withdraw if in a CD.
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