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August 25, 2011 5:34:40 AM

Okay,
Do you guys think it would be worth upgrading my mobo? Looking to get the best performance (FPS) out of my system, And I can't help but feel that something is bottlenecking it.

Or do you think upgrading my RAM is a better option since it is cheap A-data RAM (9-9-9-24)
My specs:

Intel i7 870
8GB DDR3 1333mhz
Seasonic 620W Modular PSU
Gigabyte HD 6950 OC 1gb
P7H55-M
Arctic freezer Pro Rev.2
Intel 320 40gb SSD (OS)

WEI
CPU: 7.5
RAM 7.5
Both graphics 7.9
HD 7.4

Thanks.

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August 25, 2011 7:01:39 AM

i think no need upgrade .. your Score WEI is balance .. good score
if you want upgrade just RAM maybe Corsair / GSkill Ripjaw
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August 25, 2011 12:59:26 PM

WEI scores are a horrible reason to upgrade. What are your frame rates in games.
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August 25, 2011 1:24:22 PM

If you want more FPS in games your best option is SLI if you can or go to a 2gb card. If you want improved load time you could go for a SandForce 2000 based SSD, however this shouldn't make much difference to FPS. As for memory I would suggest Corsair, Mushkin, Kingston, or OCZ.
Your other parts are more then sufficient they aren't much of a bottleneck.

For a little perspective my machine and WEI numbers.

Primary Windows Machine:
Intel i7-970 3.2Ghz Hexa-Core
24gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 Triple Channel
Asus Sabertooth X58
2x Corasir F80 80gb RAID0 (Windows 7 Ultimate x64)
2x Western Digital RE4 500gb RAID0 (Steam)
2x Western Digital GP 3TB SATA3 RAID0
1x Western Digital GP 500gb
1x Western Digital AV 320GB
Radeon 6950 (2gb)
3x 1080 LCDs Eyefinity

WEI:
Processor 7.9
Memory 7.7
Graphics 7.9
Gaming 7.9
Primary Drive: 7.8
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