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Hey all, hopefully this is in the right section. But I am basically asking you guys what you think I should upgrade first on my system? got an influx in cash and been waiting about 6 months to upgrade some things.

Any suggestions would be awesome, Budget around $500-$600.

Thinking about ssd, but also looking for other suggestions as well, since ssd would cost at most $300. Thanks for the help
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Hey all, hopefully this is in the right section. But I am basically asking you guys what you think I should upgrade first on my system? got an influx in cash and been waiting about 6 months to upgrade some things.

Any suggestions would be awesome, Budget around $500-$600.

Thinking about ssd, but also looking for other suggestions as well, since ssd would cost at most $300. Thanks for the help
I suggest u to get 2x hd6950 cross fire & use your gtx460 as physx card,If your psu can handle this setup then go with this,
else,
get a hd6950 2gb,unlock it to a hd6970 & buy a new ssd,use the gtx460 as physx card.
Hope this helps u
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post #3 of 11
GPU, another 460 or a 580.

Sound

What are you using for Monitor, keyboard, mouse. Sometime upgrades to the peripherals can make the bigest differnce.
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I'd recommend a good 60/64GB SSD. Either the Mushkin Callisto Deluxe or the Crucial C300 would do your computer good. And since we're on the topic of SSD's, do NOT get a 120GB. I bought it for $100 more than a 60GB SSD, and I regret it. I use around 39GB of my 111GB alloted space.

After that, you'll have around ~$350 left, so I'd say invest in a good power supply. OCZ power supplies are known to fail, but that's from my own observations.

With the leftover cash, maybe another GTX 460?
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by ~sizzzle~ View Post
GPU, another 460 or a 580.

Sound

What are you using for Monitor, keyboard, mouse. Sometime upgrades to the peripherals can make the bigest differnce.
I think rather than gtx460 sli/gtx580 the OP should get 2x hd6950 2gb CF that will kill gtx460sli/single gtx580,
@op,
I just saw in newegg,HIS hd6950 2gb is $250,so 2x hd6950 cost $500,
& a good psu like corsair tx750 cost $80 in newegg,
so if u have a setup like this,
2x hd6950 2gb crossfire (unlocked to 2x hd6970)
gtx460 for physx,
u'll have a monster,
hope u like my suggestion
Edited by Aniket - 3/17/11 at 10:51pm
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by ~sizzzle~ View Post
GPU, another 460 or a 580.

Sound

What are you using for Monitor, keyboard, mouse. Sometime upgrades to the peripherals can make the bigest differnce.
Using some sort of acer monitor - 1680x1050 resolution. Probably should have mentioned that actually. My mouse and keyboard I like, logitech.

As for gpu, I have heard that 460 sli scales really well.

Also, does a dedicated sound card make a pretty big difference? I have my sound running through a receiver right now, to 5.1 set up. Would a sound card be a possibility?
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by homer98 View Post
Hey all, hopefully this is in the right section. But I am basically asking you guys what you think I should upgrade first on my system? got an influx in cash and been waiting about 6 months to upgrade some things.

Any suggestions would be awesome, Budget around $500-$600.

Thinking about ssd, but also looking for other suggestions as well, since ssd would cost at most $300. Thanks for the help
Trust me 2x hd6950 will be much better upgrade than a SSD,
get that SSD few months later,first upgrade the gpu to a cross fire setup
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by homer98 View Post
Using some sort of acer monitor - 1680x1050 resolution. Probably should have mentioned that actually. My mouse and keyboard I like, logitech.

As for gpu, I have heard that 460 sli scales really well.

Also, does a dedicated sound card make a pretty big difference? I have my sound running through a receiver right now, to 5.1 set up. Would a sound card be a possibility?
If u spend money on another gtx460 or a sound card...it will be a foolish decision,
get 2x hd6950,there will be huge gaming performence boost over your current setup,
like I'm repeating my words again,
2x hd6950 CF 2x gtx460 sli
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6950,6950, 6950, 6950,6950, 6950. wow, just wow.

460 does scale very well and is a cheap upgrade if you already have one. For your resolution of monitor though upgrading GPU would be pointless. 1 460 should handle just about anything nearly maxed out at 1680 X 1050.

Dedicated sound makes a difference but if you are already running to a decent receiver I wouldn't bother.

How about a 32" 1080p IPS for <400 http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...1080p-ips.html . Throw one of those in with a $150 460 and you have quite an upgrade.

JMO
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by ~sizzzle~ View Post
6950,6950, 6950, 6950,6950, 6950. wow, just wow.

460 does scale very well and is a cheap upgrade if you already have one. For your resolution of monitor though upgrading GPU would be pointless. 1 460 should handle just about anything nearly maxed out at 1680 X 1050.

Dedicated sound makes a difference but if you are already running to a decent receiver I wouldn't bother.

How about a 32" 1080p IPS for <400 http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...1080p-ips.html . Throw one of those in with a $150 460 and you have quite an upgrade.

JMO
Now see,u are suggesting him to take a 1080p monitor,for that resolution gtx460 wont be enough to max out everything,he will have to upgrade his gpu,
@op,
its your money,upgrade whatever u want,but I gave u a nice suggestion,
its pointless to make understand to people who dont want to understand
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