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What should I upgrade next in my PC

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March 1, 2013 10:42:34 AM

Hey guys, I have some money to spend and I want to invest them in my PC :) . I can play almost any game on the highest settings, but I was wondering what would be the best thing to upgrade right now..
So here are my current system specs:

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600 4-Core 3.40GHz
GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 Gigabyte Edition
RAM - 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
Hard Drive - Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB
MB - Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3

So I was thinking of getting a sound card, or SSD, or maybe replace some of these components? Give me your advice, thanks :) 

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March 1, 2013 10:47:12 AM

An SSD is a great upgrade, and you'll probably feel its impact much more than other upgrades, since your CPU and video card are already pretty good. Won't increase your framerate, though

To get better framerates in games, pretty much your only options are a video card upgrade or, to a much lesser extent, a memory upgrade (only about 1%-3% performance to be had here, IIRC).
March 1, 2013 11:04:32 AM

Mu suggestion is a 256gb SSD. An ssd will help alot with load times in games which in my view is much much better than a few more fps as well as making windows much nicer. What headphones do you have? If your buying headphones and a sound card your looking at 300 plus to see a dramatic difference in sound quality
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March 1, 2013 11:16:16 AM

spartansociety said:
Mu suggestion is a 256gb SSD. An ssd will help alot with load times in games which in my view is much much better than a few more fps as well as making windows much nicer. What headphones do you have? If your buying headphones and a sound card your looking at 300 plus to see a dramatic difference in sound quality
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I have Siberia headphones. If I would buy a sound card, I would buy the Asus Xonar DGX, I don't feel like spending more on a sound card..
Thanks for your suggestions, so far investing in an SSD seems like the most attractive option.
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