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An HD 6990!
nehhhh I think I will pass on that one lol.

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u dont need to spend $800,
just add another hd5870 in your rig,
u can grab it for $200 at newegg.
Hope u like my suggestion
Well my rig can pretty much max any game at 1920x1200 so the only reason I would need a gpu upgrade is if I was going with multiple monitors. And to do that I need to get a new case since the one I have now is my custom built one sitting on top of my desk(no room for monitors with it).

As for the SSDs.. I still just dont know... I mean I am using some 800GB now with app and games. I have HDDs for storage. So going from my 1TB all the way down to a 128 or 256 that costs $250/$400 just seems...wrong to me lol. IDK. I could do a cpu upgrade but then again I dont need the extra 2 cores that bad since I already have a quad at 3.8. Geez I have an excuse for everything to upgrade lol.
post #12 of 31
Save up for Bulldozer or Ivy Bridge
Or you could pull the trigger on a Sandy Bridge system
SSD with the leftover moneh
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Yup. Save up for Bulldozer + Ivy Bridge.
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Due to the current market trends,I would jump on a SSD right now.Memory is going up,don't see that changing anytime soon.And goodness.....800GB primary drive!Partitions!You still have the same storage,your OS and programs can't need much more than 128GB.
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post #15 of 31
I say solid state drive
New, more reliable power supply
I haven't any other ideas
post #16 of 31
ssd just for OS, so storage does not matter, get a 64 gb, and put a few programs on there?or a 32gb and don't,
    
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Don't get an ssd, they're a huge waste of money. Get 2 more monitors, and maybe another 5870.
    
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Due to the current market trends,I would jump on a SSD right now.Memory is going up,don't see that changing anytime soon.And goodness.....800GB primary drive!Partitions!You still have the same storage,your OS and programs can't need much more than 128GB.
Well I have steam which I would like to have my games on the SSD. But i guess that isnt required.

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I say solid state drive
New, more reliable power supply
I haven't any other ideas
Everyone sais SSD.... I guess I will look into an SSD right now. As for the PSU, its been quite reliable for the past 3+ years iv had it. I recently tested the load voltages of the different voltage rails and they all put out exactly on target with no variations in voltage level. If I was getting another GPU then I would have to upgrade it.
post #19 of 31
I'd say SSD, and a bigger PSU if you want a beefier card later on. Otherwise, you might just be better off investing in a totally new rig (if you're not satisfied with your current one, which it doesn't sound like).

If there's nothing you want to spend it on at the moment, save it up until you can think of something.
 
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post #20 of 31
Put it to your car lol. You don't need to upgrade anything. Wait for SSD prices to come down more. I'd feel like an idiot if I got a SSD now. Why not just buy another 750gb hard drive and RAID0 it. Not quite as fast as a SSD, but when you do get a SSD, you'll have RAID + SSD.
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