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Poll Results: If I do upgrade something, what should it be?

Poll expired: May 1, 2011  
  • 42% (8)
    Second 6950
  • 10% (2)
    More RAM (specify amount in post)
  • 47% (9)
    Better case (specify in post)
19 Total Votes  
post #21 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdmRose View Post
Not an audiophile. Onboard + 2 Altec Lansing speakers is fine for me.
Everyone is an audiophile. They just don't know it until they have decent speakers and require a better sound card, and then have a better sound card and require better speakers, repeat ad infinitum.

Out of the options you've given, better case seems the only viable one.
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i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P XFX HD6950 DD 2GB 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 
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Crucial C300 64GB Samsung F2 1.5TB Seagate 500GB LG GH20NS15 
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Optiarc AD-7261S Win7 64bit 22" LG L226WTQ 19" AOC 
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Steelseries 6Gv2  Silverstone ST75F 750W Modular Fractal Design Arc Logitech G500 
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Lightning
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i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P XFX HD6950 DD 2GB 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 
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Crucial C300 64GB Samsung F2 1.5TB Seagate 500GB LG GH20NS15 
Optical DriveOSMonitorMonitor
Optiarc AD-7261S Win7 64bit 22" LG L226WTQ 19" AOC 
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Steelseries 6Gv2  Silverstone ST75F 750W Modular Fractal Design Arc Logitech G500 
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post #22 of 31
What is your watercooling loop? You can always go with a larger case like some of those beautiful Case Labs cases and load it up with some more radiators, nicer fans like Gentle Typhoons that will really cut down on noise, fan controller, compression fittings for a cleaner loop, modular power supply, and the list goes on.
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i7 860 MSI P55-GD80 Gigabyte GTX 1060 Windforce 6gb Kingston Hyper X Fury 4x4gb 
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Samsung F3 1tb Samsung 830 64Gb Western Digital Green 1tb Samsung 850 EVO 500gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite-On Blu-Ray Player Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Acer S231HLBID 23" 
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Vizio 32" 1080P Razer BlackWidow Rocketfish 900W HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G402 Hyperion Steel Series QcK Asus Xonar DG 
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i5 760 Asus P7P55D-E Pro XFX 5570 Corsair XMS3 2x1gb 
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Western Digital Caviar Black 640Gb HP DVD1260 Cooler Master GeminII S524 Windows 7 Enterprise x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Vizio 32" 1080 Corsair 650TX Silverstone LC13B-E Droid X2 
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2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo GMA X3100 4GB DDR2 667 MHz 120 GB 
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Microsoft Arc 
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Samsung F3 1tb Samsung 830 64Gb Western Digital Green 1tb Samsung 850 EVO 500gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite-On Blu-Ray Player Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Acer S231HLBID 23" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Vizio 32" 1080P Razer BlackWidow Rocketfish 900W HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G402 Hyperion Steel Series QcK Asus Xonar DG 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 760 Asus P7P55D-E Pro XFX 5570 Corsair XMS3 2x1gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 640Gb HP DVD1260 Cooler Master GeminII S524 Windows 7 Enterprise x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Vizio 32" 1080 Corsair 650TX Silverstone LC13B-E Droid X2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo GMA X3100 4GB DDR2 667 MHz 120 GB 
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MATSHITADVD-R UJ-867 Mac OS X 13 Macbook 
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post #23 of 31
My move, personally, would be more RAM, without a doubt. You don't NEED it, but at this point, you don't NEED anything, and the CPU, data/storage, and even GPU are fine. A better case and/or better audio is worth it, but is preference, so you decide. Crossfire is considerable if you want to as well. Personally, I'd go with more RAM. With Windows Vista/7 64-bit, you can sometimes use up to nearly 2GB at times with nothing serious going on, and with caching (prefrecth/superfetch), system RAM set aside for video use, and games growing in demands, I think 4GB is, in my opinion, the minimum for 64-bit Windows Vista/7, even if you don't regularly use close to 4GB all the time according to Task Manager.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rade,2778.html

With the CPU and GPU where they are, RAM is the next step in my opinion. I say either of the three in the poll is "worth it" really, but I'd personally go for more RAM without a doubt.

Newegg was doing a sale on 8GB (2x 4GB) 1600MHz 8-8-8 G.Skill for $84.99 w/free shipping (it's usually like ~$120) with a promo code, which is hard to beat, a few days back. If it's still going, look into it. Otherwise, identical stuff but 9-9-9 is regularly $99.99, which is still worth it to me.
post #24 of 31
Better case

Silverstone (TJ07)
Case labs
Lian Li
    
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2500k ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution 2 x Asus GTX470 900/1800/1700 Corsair Vengence 8gb 
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Case Labs M8 with pedestal  
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post #25 of 31
1. Get a better case, Antec Twelve Hundred if you like Antec or Obsidian 650D.
2. Move to 8GB of RAM.
3. Eyefinity setup.
Edited by hirolla888 - 4/25/11 at 12:39am
post #26 of 31
Looks pretty good to me, I would consider this as the best upgrade right now
     
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Samsung P3 500GB 7200RPM LITE-ON DVD Burner Intel Stock CPU Cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 
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Intel Pentium G2020 Ivy Bridge 2.9GHz ASRock H61M-DGS Integrated Intel HD Graphics (Don't Laugh!) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung P3 500GB 7200RPM LITE-ON DVD Burner Intel Stock CPU Cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 
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post #27 of 31
I think 6950 is more than enough for today. Also You have enough RAM for gaming and most of the programs. I don't want to insult You cause this case looks nice but it's too small for me. I think You should buy better one, something of the size NZXT Phantom or HAF 932. Bigger case=better airflow(not always but usually) and some of the cases looks really nice
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OCZ Vertex 2 60GB + 3x HD502HJ + SP2504C Sony Optiarc AD-7260S Windows 7 32bit Hyundai N220Wa+ 
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OCZ Vertex 2 60GB + 3x HD502HJ + SP2504C Sony Optiarc AD-7260S Windows 7 32bit Hyundai N220Wa+ 
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post #28 of 31
I would buy a new case at first place and then add some more memory.
    
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SAMSUNG SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit AOC 916Swa 19" Logitech Ultra-Flat 
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SAMSUNG SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit AOC 916Swa 19" Logitech Ultra-Flat 
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post #29 of 31
i would suggest for a case that you get the cooler master storm sniper mid tower. or the corsair 800D.
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western digital 320 gb lite on coolermaster hyper 212+ windows 7 ultimate 64-bit 
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western digital 320 gb lite on coolermaster hyper 212+ windows 7 ultimate 64-bit 
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post #30 of 31
add another 2GB of RAM, and Add a second 6950
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