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July 31, 2012 8:55:01 PM

MOBO:GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

CPU:Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost)

GPU:ASUS EAH6770/DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit

HD:HGST HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

PS:SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

TOWER: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower, 3-Fans-1x Front 120mm Fan

I just built this computer about 6 months ago, and its my first build. I am using my 24" 720p HDTV 60hz as my monitor now. It gets annoying switching back to watch tv, but I will use it exclusively as my monitor when I get back home. I play FPS and MOBA games like BF3, Smite, Blacklight Retribution, GW2 PVP (Maybe). Planning on playing Planetside 2 when it comes out also. I just want to know if I should be saving up to upgrade any component or not. What should I upgrade?

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July 31, 2012 9:01:13 PM

At your resolution even something like a HD 7770 would be a big upgrade but if u are not in a hurry you could also await the GTX 660Ti and see how it shakes up the HD 7850-7950 price/performance spectrum?
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July 31, 2012 10:21:43 PM

batuchka said:
At your resolution even something like a HD 7770 would be a big upgrade but if u are not in a hurry you could also await the GTX 660Ti and see how it shakes up the HD 7850-7950 price/performance spectrum?


Should I get a dedicated "computer monitor" or stick with the tv?

The upgrades are not limited to the case hardware. The monitor is in question also.
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August 1, 2012 9:37:06 AM

That depends on how happy you are with your current display so your call ^^
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August 1, 2012 3:56:02 PM

batuchka said:
That depends on how happy you are with your current display so your call ^^


That would be hard to say because I've never played on a 1080p 120hz monitor.
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