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Anything worth upgrading on this computer?

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November 14, 2013 12:33:37 AM

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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November 14, 2013 1:08:55 AM

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.
November 14, 2013 1:25:39 AM

that system looks top notch to me.

Not really anything that _needs_ upgraded imo
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November 14, 2013 1:32:57 AM

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.
November 14, 2013 11:44:37 PM

Yeah. I couldn't think of anything to upgrade really either.
November 14, 2013 11:57:00 PM

Looks like a pretty complete build to me, bud.