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Advice on Upgrading PC

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July 2, 2012 5:46:57 PM

Hey guys, I have a great job this summer so Im looking to upgrade some more PC parts, or add in stuff, I have already started so far. I will list my setup i started with weeks ago and the setup I currently have. Please let me know anything that could enhance performance, or make things more enjoyable while gaming/doing work.

Old Setup:

Mobo: ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO
CPU: Phenom II x4 945 3.0ghz
PSU: Orion 585w
GPU: PNY GTS 250
Case: OEM Voyager Case (1 Standard Fan Lol.)
Storage: 500gb Standard HD (Don't Know brand, I know its a well known one)
CD: Regular Optical Drive
Memory: 6gb DDR3 1333mhz

Extras: I Play with a 24inch Wide Samsung Monitor 1920x1080, Razer Naga, Razer Lycosa, and Turtle Beach X12s.

Ill also put some prices to show anyone else looking for deals...I like to think I made some good deals.

Current Setup:
Mobo: ASRock 970 Extreme 3 ( On Sale $65)
CPU: Phenom II x4 945 3.0ghz
PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W (On Sale $70)
GPU: EVGA GTX 480 (On Sale $150)
Case: NZXT M59 (Added 3 Case Fans, 1 140mm, 2 120mm) (On Sale with 3 Fans $70)
Storage: 500gb Standard HD (Don't Know brand, I know its a well known one)
CD: Regular Optical Drive
Memory: 6gb DDR3 1333mhz

Total Investment Thusfar: $355 and thats plus Tax and Shipping! I like to try and find sale items.

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
July 2, 2012 6:54:31 PM

if the RAM is 3 x2 gig triple channel kit then take one stick out and get better performance
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July 2, 2012 7:06:26 PM

Yea im trying to find a 4th card for a decent price, the extra 2gb will slow it down..?
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
July 2, 2012 7:14:47 PM

your mb works in dual channel or single channel

right now its in single channel because the RAM is not matched pair
The bandwidth is half what it could be and system performance will be lower in almost every situation
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July 2, 2012 7:20:48 PM

Ill get on that thanks
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 2, 2012 8:13:59 PM

Depending on budget I'd just drop the 50 bucks or less into 8GB ram on 2x4GB sticks. You can get a solid brand like Corsair or G.Skil 1600 mhz for around $50 US.
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July 2, 2012 8:16:44 PM

Alright I could do that, and what Do I do with my 3 2gb sticks?
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July 2, 2012 8:24:59 PM

Toss them or try and sell them
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July 2, 2012 8:27:19 PM

Alright sounds good, and everything else here looks like Im good on upgrades?
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 10, 2012 2:30:59 AM

Late reply, sorry; everything else looks fine to me, but I'm not familiar with AMB processors and MBs. But the rest looks OK.
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