Anything worth upgrading on this computer?

So I have exactly 300$ to spend and I was thinking about upgrading some piece pf my computer.

Below are my current specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K (not overclocked) - (I could get an i7 but not sure its worth it?)

Cooler: Noctua NH-D14

Memory: G skill Ares Series - 16GB (4x 4G) Dual Channel RAM (F3-1600C9D-8GAO) - (I could get a quad channel kit, but not sure its worth the upgrade?)

GPU: Gigabyte Windforce 7950 3GB (I could get a second one of these and CFX but not sure its worth it really.)

Case: Cooler Master 932 Advanced
SSD: M4 crucial 128GB
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB - 7200RPM 6.0GBs - 64MB Cache
Motherboard: Asus P8z77-v PRO - LGA 1155
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast series 750W Bronze certified

Sound Card: Asus Xonar D1 - 7.1 SS (I was thinking of getting a HT Omega Claro for 179.99, but probably not worth it with my current headset.)

Optical: Ihas 224-06 24x DVD writer

Gaming Headset: Astro A40's (I was thinking about getting a pair of Sennheiser PC363D instead of these for 241.00$)

Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder x4 (I really dont use the macro functionality on this so)
Mouse: Diablo 3 gaming mouse

I also have a rosewill 40-in-1 card reader


So I'm not sure if their is anything I can upgrade that will really give me a benefit? I dont wanna just waste money to gain nothing. Is their any worthwhile upgrades I should consider? Any suggestions for maybe cool accessories that will make my gaming/multi-media experience better? Any other thoughts?
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  1. Maybe a VR Kit???/ :)
    Nah you seem to be unsure of whether or not any of the upgrade are worth the money..... the only upgrade in this case would be a big a** monitor.
    That will make it worth the money since the rest is nearly fine for whatever you use the rig for.
  2. that system looks top notch to me.

    Not really anything that _needs_ upgraded imo
  3. Buying a quad channel kit would be pointless with that chipset.

    Only thing that would show a noticable difference is the graphics card. Although its not needed either. I wouldn't bother upgrading anything if I were you but if I had to then I'd maybe consider going Crossfire. Although that could be a waste too.
  4. Yeah. I couldn't think of anything to upgrade really either.
  5. Looks like a pretty complete build to me, bud.
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