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Upgrade time! Improving current PC for future.

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August 29, 2012 1:34:06 AM

Hey guys, so I've had my PC for about 5 years now and I figure it's time for an upgrade in parts (getting some FPS lag in Diablo III etc).

Currently I have:

Monitor: Dell U2711
CPU: i7 920 (Scythe Mugen 2 aftermarket cooler)
Mobo: EX58-UD4P
GPU: 4890 1gb
Ram: OCZ 6gb (can't remember type)
Case: HAF 932
PSU: Corsair TX750

So, if I wanted to upgrade to further future proof this build and give it some more juice (especially now I have a 2560 x 1440 monitor), what upgrades would you make. I'd prefer not to spend more than $1000. I do not need a mice/keyboard etc.

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August 29, 2012 1:41:40 AM

Ok, im guessing gaming? so If gaming get the folowing commponents,

i5 3570k 230 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
asrock extreme4 135 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 40 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gtx 670 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
samsung 830 128 gb ssd if you want to really have a fast computer
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August 29, 2012 1:44:05 AM

Sorry yes, the main uses of this PC are gaming, photo editing, movie viewing and general web browsing.
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August 29, 2012 1:48:44 AM

Ok with the system above you will easily max games and that is pretty much the best you can get out their at this time... unless wanna super overclock/ video edit...
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August 29, 2012 1:56:30 AM

No worries thanks for your advice :)  Do aftermarket coolers need replacing after a certain time? I've had the Scythe Mugen 2 for over 5 years now and have noticed my temps are higher now than they were when I initially installed the computer.
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August 29, 2012 1:58:38 AM

Maybe i guess the fans could get worn... If you don't feel comforatable with stock then just grab a cheap hyper 212 plus
Don't forget to pick a best answer when done with thread

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August 29, 2012 2:16:01 AM

Best answer selected by matthewh133.
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