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Current Setup; bottleneck and other questions

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May 17, 2011 7:40:10 PM

Hi this is my current setup, about 4 months old.

Case: HAF X
CPU: Intel Core™ i7-950 Processor 3.06GHz w/ 8MB Cache
MoBo: Asus Rampage III Gene
RAM: 12gb Mushkin PC3-12800 Blackline DDR3 @ 7-9-7-24
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6950 2gb
SSD: 2x Intel X25-M 80GB in Raid 0
HDD: WD 1tb green @ 7200 RPM
PSU: Antec 850
OS- Win 7 pro 64bit

Question is, is there any bottlenecks in this current build and if so where?
Also, would buying another 6950 be worth it?


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May 18, 2011 8:00:43 AM

Welcome to the forum. What are you using it for? There aren't any glaring bottlenecks, but depending on your resolution my first upgrade would be the GPU (crossfire).
May 18, 2011 12:56:28 PM

Thanks for the reply.

My primary display is a 24" 1080p monitor. I do watch movies on my TV (40" 1920x1080) via the HDMI off the GFX card.

The only real game i play is WoW. So i don't know if dual GPU is really worth it too. I may sometimes play a random PC game if I'm bored such as the previous Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age 2.

To rephrase my question, is there anything really worth buying related to my computer? (maybe other electronics as well?)
I ask since i recently received a 300 dollar gift card to a computer store ( and i cant really think of anything worth getting atm.

-Other Info:
Already got a gaming router, mouse and keyboard, maxed out fan capacity on my case. CPU cooler is a Coolit Eco ALC r120 (push-pull), and 5.1 sound system.

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May 18, 2011 2:49:56 PM

XD, thats tempting but my Memory express doesn't carry that XD
- My current DVD drive actually has no branding on it, suprisingly
May 29, 2011 12:18:57 AM

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