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post #11 of 89
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I accept other opinions as well

So if anyone wants to suggest other stuff, feel free to do so!

So far water cooling seems like my best bet, here's a kit I really liked:

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/...60::15889.html

I accept other opinions as well

But then again, my case is not ideally good for water cooling So I may have to take that option away...
    
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post #12 of 89
I'd have said you should go under water as well if you MUST upgrade.
However, come on .... fight the upgrade urge until Ivy's or Bulldozer comes out... or the next gen of graphics cards .... or get an insane surround sound system just to piss of your neighb... i mean to get more immersive gameplay
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post #13 of 89
how about some peripherals?

New sound system, that bigger screen you were talking about etc?

Or maybe something smaller like new cold cathodes + fans and a nice fan controller.
 
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post #14 of 89
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I think I may discard going Water considering my case is not really good for Water, else my GPU's would be really bad cooler on air

I don't really want to upgrade my cathodes or fans as they're fine, the fans I have are the best for my case and have really nice airflow.

I'm looking into some nice upgrade, not just some lights or fans

I would like to try eye-finity but honestly I am scared of not being able to max out all games @+60fps
    
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post #15 of 89
I vote peripherals, get a really good set of speakers/headphones and maybe replace that 19" with another 1080p?
post #16 of 89
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I vote peripherals, get a really good set of speakers/headphones and maybe replace that 19" with another 1080p?
I considered Logitech Z-5500 but honestly I almost never use my speakers so it would be a big waste of money consider I might use them maybe once a week

As of the 19" monitor, I do not use it anymore as a secondary monitor as I didn't really need it, I have that one for my PS3 now so I can play Fifa 11 at the same time I chat on my PC

I'm considering a better CPU cooler but I'm quite happy with this one (I downgraded from a Noctua NH-D14 to the FrÃ*o and I'm quite happy with the result).

Honestly, don't know what to buy...

Keep the suggestions coming please
    
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post #17 of 89
Get yourself a nice mechanical keyboard. I just recently upgraded from a G15 to a Leopold Tenkeyless, and I tend to type so fast my fingers pass my thought process and I have to stop so I can catch up. Mechanical keyboards are greatest thing you can do for your fingers.

Beyond that, I can't even think of anything that you could want besides the things you already have. Maybe just a second monitor for having that extra screen space, or just a ton more games. *COUGHCOUGHPORTAL2COUGHCOUGH*
    
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post #18 of 89
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I have already tried a Mechanical keyboard at a friend's house, I didn't really like it, plus I love my G15 for gaming specially because of the MACRO's, I'm not changing it

As of Portal 2, don't worry, I'm grabbing it as soon as it is available in retail stores
    
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post #19 of 89
SS phase unit

E: Or how was the SB Cold bug again? I'm actually not sure about that
 
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post #20 of 89
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I'm quite sure a phase unit is far beyond my budget

So far I am considering:

- 2 more Acer H233H for Eye-Finity (Would x2 6970's be enough to max out current games like Crysis 2 and Bad Company 2?)

- Corsair H70 + x2 Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM (Not an upgrade, but just because of how good it looks )

- ???? XD
    
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