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Build Advice Got £300 to improve my rig

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by happyhammer7, 21 Apr 2012.

  1. happyhammer7

    happyhammer7 New Member

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    Won an incentive at work and they have just posted to me £300 in amazon gift vouchers :D
    So I am looking to blow it all on my rig.

    I am currently running

    i7-930
    Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Motherboard
    12GB Vengeance RAM
    ATi 6870
    M4 SSD

    What do you think would be a worthy upgrade?
     
  2. mikeyman198

    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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    Eh, this is difficult. You've got a great rig there, and there's not much you can upgrade. A new CPU/Mobo seems silly to buy as Ivy Bridge is just around the corner, you have plenty of RAM, a great GPU and an SSD. The only reasonable advice I could give is either a better monitor (not sure what you have now) or a bigger SSD/another M4 for RAID 0.
     
  3. S1W1

    S1W1 Active Member

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    If you have a 750W+ PSU and you game lots I would recommend a second HD 6870 for Crossfire. Or better yet, sell your current HD 6870 on Ebay and buy one of Nvidia's new GTX 6XX cards or an ATI HD7950.
     
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  4. happyhammer7

    happyhammer7 New Member

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    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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  6. Ljs

    Ljs Well-Known Member

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    Or if you can wait a few weeks (even though I have no idea of a release date) and you have no alliegence to AMD cards, you could see what the GTX 670 brings to the table?
     
  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    That sapphire 7950 oc is a really good card. Was looking at getting one till I decided to save the money for a completely new rig.
     
  8. terrorbyt

    terrorbyt MultiModder

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    May sound ridiculous but if I were you (with that rig) I would wait until you need to upgrade, assuming those vouchers don't expire any time soon.
     
  9. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Why would you get a 7970 for a 1080 screen? Spend the money on a bigger monitor :D
     
  10. Jackypoos

    Jackypoos Will it blend?

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    Listen to this fellow! Whether or not you like nVidia, you can only hope the release will drop AMD's prices. At least that's what I'm hoping ;)
     
  11. happyhammer7

    happyhammer7 New Member

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    Had my eye on a Dell 27" U2711H for a while.

    Could sell my dell u2312 then to make up some of the cost
     
  12. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Do it :) It will make such a difference! I love mine and wouldn't / couldn't go back.
     
  13. happyhammer7

    happyhammer7 New Member

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    Would love to but wouldn't that mean I would also need a new GPU?
     
  14. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Errrr I guess it would! But that is ok :)
     
  15. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    pimp it up with a few beer holders and ashtrays, and maybe a pie warmer. it will then be perfect pc.
     

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