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Under budget?!? What would YOU tweak?

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April 13, 2011 4:16:08 PM

Long story short I'm getting a gaming rig mmo/fps and after putting together a decent set up I am under budget and don't know where to upgrade.

Asus p8p67 PRO (REV 3.0)
i5-2500k Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB(2 x 4GB)
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750w
GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi)

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April 13, 2011 5:42:38 PM

do you have a decent case yet? Have you maximized the fans?
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April 13, 2011 5:52:52 PM

The power supply. The Corsair TX 750 (V1) is quite an old design by now, the efficiency is not that good and it isn't modular. So get one that is 80Plus Bronze certified (at least) and is modular.

I would give you links for suggestions if I knew where you were buying from.
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April 13, 2011 6:02:26 PM

Yes I have a decent case in mind including extra fans with a V-8 cpu fan. I just listed the parts that I'm not 100% sure about.

Nothing is set in stone but I've been doing my shopping/research at newegg
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April 13, 2011 6:08:10 PM

I would suggest you switch to an XFX 80+ 550W if you don't plan more than 1 560, or the 650W if you plan to SLI.
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April 13, 2011 6:10:10 PM

Best upgrade I could think of for $100 is the 2600K.
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