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Looking at my specs, what would you upgrade first? SLI GPU? Or Get another c300 and Raid 0 it?

Oh, and idk where to ask but I need some help with my fan configurations for my cm690IIadv. I have the H50 at the back because it wont fit on top or bottom.

I'm looking at

Intake:
2x 120mm in front
1x 120mm on bottom
h50 push/pull on back

Exhaust:
2x 120mm on top


I don't know if I should do exhaust or intake for the side panels... I think there's an 80mm on the right side panel, is that necessary?

What fans do you guys recommend for h50 push/pull? I read alot about Scythe GT A15, but I can't find it anywhere...

Thanks,


Jess
post #2 of 22
Definitely get the C300 and do RAID 0. I don't know anything as far as fans go. sorry about that
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Don't get another SSD unless you REALLY REALLY need it. I personaly think ssd's are a waste of money, but thats just me. The biggest thing I've noticed people to overlook when upgrading something, is their monitor. I mean, the monitor is like one of the biggest points you use a PC (atleast when gaming). I could just go over to my 480p tv and hook up my xbox 360, but no, you need to have the higher resolution right? . So what I would do, is look into getting a better monitor because thats what you look at the whole time while using the pc. I would get a nice IPS panel, like those Dell U2311H's that are refurbished on Dell.com, for like $200, and they com with a 3 year warranty. Or, you could get something like a really nice, top of the line Dell U3011H or U2711. Thats what I would do, upgrade your monitor.
    
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post #4 of 22
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Sorry, using LG W2363D 120hz monitor. XL2370 as 2nd for my crappy computer.
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by JessyCuh View Post
Looking at my specs, what would you upgrade first? SLI GPU? Or Get another c300 and Raid 0 it?

Oh, and idk where to ask but I need some help with my fan configurations for my cm690IIadv. I have the H50 at the back because it wont fit on top or bottom.

I'm looking at

Intake:
2x 120mm in front
1x 120mm on bottom
h50 push/pull on back

Exhaust:
2x 120mm on top


I don't know if I should do exhaust or intake for the side panels... I think there's an 80mm on the right side panel, is that necessary?

What fans do you guys recommend for h50 push/pull? I read alot about Scythe GT A15, but I can't find it anywhere...

Thanks,


Jess
ofcourse go for sli,it will increase your gaming performence by huge margin,
u dont need more than one SSD,
get this gpu:
msi gtx560ti hawk
Hope u like my suggestion
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or get some more ram while its CHEAP!!
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post #7 of 22
I'd go SLI GPU

Fans-> h50 push/pull -> Yate Loon
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post #8 of 22
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People say to get ap15 as it's much quieter. and I do like quieter...
post #9 of 22
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All fans to AP15? Or are the CM 690IIAdv. fans adequate?
post #10 of 22
Second GPU will be your biggest upgrade right now because you have the processor to support it.

If you play high end games (BFBC2, Metro, Crysis) and you like the eye candy, you will see significant gains in a second GPU.

Don't bother RAID 0 on SSD as you lose the TRIM feature when doing so.

Edit: If you're looking for AP-15's, here they are, but as always they are expensive:
http://www.aquatuning.us/product_inf...20x25mm--.html
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