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So Tax Time is here and I was wondering what to do with my sig rig. Upgrade it or put a new one together. If I uprade an ssd is a must. But what else????? My rig is for gaming, some movies, but mainly gaming.
 

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OLD i7s NEVER SAY DIE

If you feel that your CPU is holding back your gaming, upgrade. If you feel that your system is slow and just not cutting it anymore, upgrade. If you want to upgrade just to have something new, Id say hold off and wait for the next gen CPUs. Haswell is coming very soon.

Id probably just put an SSD in it and leave it until next gen CPUs.
 

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OLD i7s NEVER SAY DIE

If you feel that your CPU is holding back your gaming, upgrade. If you feel that your system is slow and just not cutting it anymore, upgrade. If you want to upgrade just to have something new, Id say hold off and wait for the next gen CPUs. Haswell is coming very soon.

Id probably just put an SSD in it and leave it until next gen CPUs.
Yeah, I was kinda thinking the samething. Maybe some nice ram, or a better monitor. I hope my CPU can handle todays games!
 

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You'll be alright with what you have until the newer CPUs come out. I really don't see the point in upgrading anything
 

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Mine handles it just fine.
 

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Grab an SSD!
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My recommendations are Crucial M4, Samsung 830 or 840 Pro (regular 840 is slower than the 830), or OCZ Vertex 4 or Vector
 

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Grab an SSD!
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My recommendations are Crucial M4, Samsung 830 or 840 Pro (regular 840 is slower than the 830), or OCZ Vertex 4 or Vector
Yep, I second this. SSDs are insane compared to mechanical drives, and the sandforce flooded market has now been cleaned up. A majority of the good SSDs today are non-sandforce.
 

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Thx guys!!! Reps for u all
 

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I'd vote for a SSD as well! Just as others have said, it's too close to get the "old
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I would certainly agree with an SSD.
There have been some good sales on SSD's, 256gb for around $170 or some people selling used 60gb SSD's for around $50.
Could look at a 24" TN panel, I picked up a Samsung for $130 (after taxes, shipping, brand new).
Maybe look at the IPS panels everyone is ranting about or the mechanical keyboards.

Just some ideas.
 

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TN? Whats a good ssd for gaming 150-200 bucks
 

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TN? Whats a TN monitor?
 

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You can get a 256GB M4 for $200 flat from Newegg
You can find a much better deal than that on an SSD. The Egg has been running some pretty damn good promotions on the Samsung SSDs which are pretty hard to pass up. Not saying that OP shouldn't consider it because the M4 SSDs are definitely not bad in any way shape or form but I figured since he's on a budget then every penny counts.
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TN? Whats a TN monitor?
It's a type of computer monitor. Like saying LCD, LED, Plasma.
 

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Are they good for gaming?
 

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Are they good for gaming?
If all you're doing is gaming I would go with a 120hz monitor for the fast response and "no lag". Or if you want beautiful colors / pictures go IPS.
 

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Are they good for gaming?
If all you're doing is gaming I would go with a 120hz monitor for the fast response and "no lag". Or if you want beautiful colors / pictures go IPS.
 

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So what the best ssd from 140-190 bucks, id like to store my os and 3-4 games on it.
 

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I'm led to believe that if you can OC an i7 to an acceptable point, there really is no point in upgrading the PC/Motherboard anymore....

With the RAM you might add more to like run Apps in RAM Disk or something savvy like that...

On your Rig OP, I'd upgrade my Monitor and throw in a lightning fast SSD, to me, that's a real upgrade...

I don't see CPUs as a bottleneck anymore, not really, indeed I'd be willing to venture and dare to say that Overclocking & Performance is DEAD....

I mean do you really need something faster than a 6 Core Hyper Threaded 5 GHz CPU? I mean come on, sheeze....
 
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