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July 24, 2012 10:50:29 PM

Hello All, new to the forum, great website. This is the setup I purchased late last year and it has been everything I can want in a gaming PC. I was thinking of making some upgrades since prices are reasonable. The 120 GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD has worked very well for me and so I will be picking up a second one with a 200+gb capacity soon ( prices dropping quick). I was wondering on if and what I should upgrade my ram and video card to keep my system as cutting edge as possible. Thanks in advance.

CAS: * In-Win Dragon Rider Full Tower Case w/ 1x120mm Front Fan, 1x220mm LED Side Fan, Front USB 3.0 x 2 & Water-Cooling Hole Ready (Black Color)
CD: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel(R) Coreā„¢ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN: Default case fans
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fans (Push-Pull)
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
HDD: 120 GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 525MB/s Read & 500MB/s Write (Single Hard Drive)
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 4x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)
OS: Microsoft(R) Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more)
POWERSUPPLY: 850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (EVGA Superclocked
July 25, 2012 3:29:03 PM

Seems to me its still good to go. i have a similar build. OC'd and it should match computers built today. Depending on the game and the graphics option selected, the GPU would be a good place to upgrade. i have the same one. perhaps grab a second one on sale and SLI them? or sell that one on ebay and buy a 670.

RAM should last you at least another year at that level.
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July 26, 2012 9:35:51 PM

Thanks for the response. I will be lookin ginto the 670. WHen i purchased teh comp late last year the ram was more than sufficient, but wasnt sure if much has changed since. is 1600mHz fine or should i go for 2000+ ( assuming price is not a huge jump for a little perforamnce gain)?
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July 27, 2012 6:39:36 PM

no... 1600 is fine. if anything, i would just buy another 2 sticks for probably $40 and double your RAM rather than change the two stick you have.
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August 7, 2012 6:31:10 PM

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