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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MatEnd, 30 Oct 2012.

  1. MatEnd

    MatEnd New Member

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    Dear Fellow Bit-tech members,

    I am looking for advice as to what component to upgrade in my pc this christmas as I am utterly clueless. Any advice would be much appreciated. Specs are as detailed below:


    Budget: 200-300
    Main uses of intended build: playing lots of games
    Parts required: unknon
    Previous build information (list details of parts):

    Core i5 2500k
    8gb 1666mhz ram
    2 ocz vertex 3 60gb ssd's
    7200 rpm 1tb hard drive
    msi gtx 560 ti

    Monitor resolution: 1920x1200
    Storage requirements: want speed and storage
    Will you be overclocking: yes
    Any motherboard requirements (no. of USB, Xfire/SLI, fan headers): open to recommendations, not specifics
    Extra information about desired system:

    Look forward to hearing anyones suggestions

    Matt
     
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  2. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    A GeForce 670 maybe? But is the upgrade worth £300? No idea.
     
  3. Uxon

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    Unless you're struggilng in games I'd stick with your current graphics card until the next round of cards is released from AMD/Nvidia, I don't think the 6XX series would be a significant enough upgrade for you. If you haven't overclocked yet you could always go for the cheap option and buy a £30 cooler and do some clocking. :) Maybe some gaming peripherals if you only have a standard mouse/keyboard? mechanical keyboards are supposed to be nice.
     
  4. MatEnd

    MatEnd New Member

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    I have overclocked the CPU to 4.2Ghz and have also overclocked the GPU. I have an apple keyboard which I really like, a cheap mouse that does the job and a great screen/speaker set-up. Do you have any idea when the next series is likely to be released form Nvidia/AMD
     
  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I see nothing that needs to be upgraded. Exactly for 1 thing.
    You don't have a dedicated sound card. I would invest in that, especially if you listen to music, or tend to listen to audio in gamers, and not muted. :) Get that with a nice pair of speakers or headphones. It will boost your computer experience.
     
  6. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    There doesn't see to be any real holes with your setup aside from the mentioned sound card. Only other options I'd consider replacing or adding would be a new case / fans for a quieter experience if noise is an issue, or a larger SSD, crucial m4's and samsung 830's get a lot of praise on the forums.

    There are always new peripherals, headphones, mechanical keyboards, new desk or chair, etc.
     
  7. MatEnd

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    thanks for the advice, I actually have an xonar sound card in another computer so can move that across. I recently bought a samsung 830 256gb for my macbook and it is insanely fast so i think might be the most likely purchase. purchasing a new desk is always an option as well (always wanted an L shaped desk but never got round to buying one)
     
  8. Uxon

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    You might think your current mouse "does the job" but if you're into gaming and you switch to a decent mouse by logitech (or one of the others) then I'm sure you'll notice a big difference. :)
     
  9. MatEnd

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    great advice, would you have any recommendations for good wired gaming mice?
     
  10. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Why wired? I have an awesome Logitech MX620 but sadly it's out of production. I also have a couple of Logitech M705 in other systems, but that might be a bit too small. If you're worried about battery life, I can tell you that the batteries last for about a year in all my mice in heavy usage.
     
  11. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Sadly that is not true. Logitech latest wireless mouse are a disapointement in term of battery life:
    -> The Performance MX uses a standard, single AA rechargeable battery, it's a 1000DPI mouse and only has 3-4 days of usage, with some light gaming.
    -> Same applies for the G700. And to enjoy 5600DPI, you need to plug the USB cable, else it's 1000DPI.

    This is unlike Logitech older mouses which features Lithium-ion battery built-in and gave you over a month of gaming with the mouse.
     
  12. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    MX620 and M705 both have 2x AA batteries, and not kidding, they do last for a year. No idea about other models though.
     

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