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Upgrading again

So I originally bought my computer from dell, it came as a Studio XPS 7100, but because of how much I've upgraded it so far, you wouldn't be able to tell. I'm wondering what I should upgrade next, my birthday is coming up and I have a $200~$230 limit, I can swing $300 if I just buy it the weekend after. I'll put what it came with on the right, and what I've upgraded it to, if I have, on the right.

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ORIGINAL ~ Upgraded
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Motherboard: Dell Stock ~ ASRock 870 Extreme 3 R2.0

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Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T OC ~ 4.0Ghz ~ DID NOT UPGRADE

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CPU Fan: Stock Fan ~ Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO

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Memory: 2G x 4 RAM ~ DID NOT UPGRADE

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Video Card: Radeon HD 5670 ~ Sapphire Radeon HD 6870

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Power Supply: Dell 460W ~ XFX Pro 850W XXX edition

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Hard Drive: Caviar Blue 1TB ~ DID NOT UPGRADE

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Disc Drive: DVD-RW ~ DID NOT UPGRADE

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Case: Studio XPS 7100 ~ Coolermaster HAF 922

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Monitor: Not Included ~ Hanns-G Hi221 (1680x1050)

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Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme Audio ~ Asus Xonar DX 7.1

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I'm going to be getting a pair of Siberia V2's next week (headset), and my birthday is May 19th, so I was wondering if anyone would know what I should get, or tell me if I left something out, thankyou :) (graph took forever)
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  1. 27" monitor? another 6870? a ssd?

    thats about all i can see
  2. neon neophyte said:
    27" monitor? another 6870? a ssd?

    thats about all i can see

    Why a 27"? I was thinking about getting an SSD, but only a small one for windows, also, would I see a big improvement with getting another 6870?
  3. I would get another 6870. You will see a significant difference.
  4. gary1 said:
    I would get another 6870. You will see a significant difference.

    Should I get the exact same one? or a different brand 6870
  5. Doesn't really matter, but if you want them to match.. :P
  6. 27" because its in your price range and looks great
  7. neon neophyte said:
    27" because its in your price range and looks great

    I don't think my desk can fit a 27", maybe I could swing a 24" is that still good? or is a 27" a must have. ( I can make it work, it will just be closer to me)
  8. 24" isnt bad but i prefer 27" myself
  9. neon neophyte said:
    24" isnt bad but i prefer 27" myself

    Is 27" good for games? Because I love games :P
  10. Best answer
    well its a matter of opinion but yeah, i much prefer a 27" monitor for gaming than a 24". others argue they prefer the higher dpi of a smaller monitor. if i were you i would head down to a best buy (or whatever) and compare the difference for yourself. decide what you like best!
  11. Best answer selected by Bcmonks.
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