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Hello everyone. I have been off of overclock.net for a year now to pursue other interests and I have left computers behind. I plan to start getting back in the swing of things and I am curious to hear from you guys what upgrade(s) I should add to my sig rig. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Different cooler, SSD drive, better memory, and new GPU? lol I think that should pretty much cover it - you may want to include what your budget is, the order of things I would do would be:

GPU
CPU Cooler
SSD
Memory

- for gaming the 4870x2 is a good card, = with a 5870 w/o DX11, there are some really good price for performance cards out right now. GTX 480's run ~ $300, its hard to beat at the price.
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Thanks for responding. Those are the same things that I was thinking of replacing. Have any advice on which CPU cooler to look into? Video card?
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Thanks for responding. Those are the same things that I was thinking of replacing. Have any advice on which CPU cooler to look into? Video card?
For cooler, that would be Noctua NH-D14
    
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Corsair Dominator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL8 8-8-8-24 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 
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Intel X25-M SSD 120GB LITE-ON USB 2.0 External XSPC Raystorm  XSPC EX360 Rad  
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XSPC EX120 Rad  XSPC Duel bay res w/VPP655 Pump Primoflex white tubing 1/2ID, 3/4OD Swiftech Komodo 7970 
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Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red 
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Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
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120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red 
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Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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i7 - 3820  Asus Rampage IV Formula X79 Sapphire Duel X 7970 Sapphire Duel X 7970 - SOON 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL8 8-8-8-24 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M SSD 120GB LITE-ON USB 2.0 External XSPC Raystorm  XSPC EX360 Rad  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX120 Rad  XSPC Duel bay res w/VPP655 Pump Primoflex white tubing 1/2ID, 3/4OD Swiftech Komodo 7970 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech Komodo 7970 - SOON Windows 7 Premium 64 bit Dell U3011 Corsair Vengeance K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 w/Black carbon fiber Caselab Magnum M10 w/Custom window Cyborg R.A.T 7 Infection Cyborg G.L.I.D.E 7 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Corsair Vengeance 1500 Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Female ID:1... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Monsoon CF, 1/2" x 3/4" Six Pack - Matte Black ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red DEMCiflex magnetic filter 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red   Phantek 120mm 1300RPM GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM 
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Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red 
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Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
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Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2...  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red 
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Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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post #5 of 7
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Thank you for the suggestions
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hey dude if you was gonna get an SSD may i suggest a copy of windows 7 i ran windows vista on an ssd and it was buggy to say the least lock up and crashes all over the place plus windows 7 is well worth the upgrade. aside from that ask yourself why you want to upgrade with your cooler are you getting high temps if not leave it, your 4870x2 should run most games still but i see your running your fans at 100% i imagine your getting a lot of noise why not try a 3rd party cooler or a new case with better airflow maybe other then that id say your system already rocks save your money and get a media extender for your living room
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Thanks man
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB WD Caviar, 150GB Western Digital Raptor DATA DVD Drive Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Samsung T260HD 
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