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I am possibly wanting to upgrade my rig with some new things.

My current build consists of:


Case: Thermaltake Armor LCS Case (Heavy as a mo fo lol)

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 3.2GHz C2 (Bleh ^_^)

MOBO: Biostar TA890FXE

GPU: MSI Nvidia GTX 560 Ti TF II Gold Edition (Love it)

RAM: 4x1GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz 9-9-9-20 2T 1.7v

HDD: 320GB Western Digital Caviar Blue HDD SATA

PSU: Corsair 850W PSU

NIC: Killer 2100 NIC

CPU Cooler: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU

Monitor: ASUS VE248H 1920x1080 LED LCD 60Hz


I want to spend about $1000 on a new rig, or just update parts that need upgrading.. I am going to college soon for Game Art, so I need a gaming rig that can render really good in programs like Cinema 4D, Blender, and 3DS Max. I live in Ohio, USA so please find the part on either Newegg or Tiger Direct.


Thanks TH!

- SMOR3S
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  1. Hey. I really like some of the parts you have.
    If you were to ditch any parts I would probably ditch the Mobo, Get a nice crosshair v with sli. And maybe get another gtx 560 for sli filled fun. The ram can also do a nice boost. I think you would be a able to o.c. your CPU nicely but If you want to really go extreme I guess you can try your luck with a FX. But personnaly I would wait for a better bulldozer to come out. I think that would boost your performance pretty nicely ;P Might want a new HDD or SSD but that can come in time
    Good luck!
  2. tristo999 said:
    Hey. I really like some of the parts you have.
    If you were to ditch any parts I would probably ditch the Mobo, Get a nice crosshair v with sli. And maybe get another gtx 560 for sli filled fun. The ram can also do a nice boost. I think you would be a able to o.c. your CPU nicely but If you want to really go extreme I guess you can try your luck with a FX. But personnaly I would wait for a better bulldozer to come out. I think that would boost your performance pretty nicely ;P Might want a new HDD or SSD but that can come in time
    Good luck!


    I have an FX board but the reason I can't OC mad on my CPU is because it's a C2 stepping and the OC wall is 3.8GHz. I am planning on getting another Gold Edition TFII GTX 560 Ti. I love the Gold Editions cause they are all copper unlike the regular TFIIs
  3. get some good SSD storage!
  4. nagol567 said:
    get some good SSD storage!


    Ok so I got this for Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226179 and this for SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441 My board supports SATA 3 so I am good to go.. + I need 8GB for CAD and Video Editing.
  5. i would change out the cpu/mobo/ram/gpu and re use case/psu/hd/cpu cooler

    $450 SAPPHIRE 11196-00-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102962

    $47 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996776
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226099

    $205 ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790

    $230 Intel Core i5-2500K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    Subtotal: $931.96
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