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October 21, 2012 1:45:38 AM

Hey guys. I built a new oc this year, mostly for gaming. With Christmas coming up, I want to make some kind of upgrade, even though it's a new build. The problem is that I don't know what to upgrade. I have 8GB of ram, a oc version of the 7850, an ssd boot drive, and an adequate capacity hard drive. I'm not interested in any motherboard or CPU upgrade. The case is also out of the question. Should I get a sound card? Upgrade me 212 EVO to an H80 or the like? Woul the sound card be worth it if my motherboard is ASRock Z77 extreme6? Recommendations?????

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a c 77 B Homebuilt system
October 21, 2012 1:49:28 AM

I'd probably suggest a second 7850 or a faster GPU. What PSU do you have?

There isn't a point in a sound card. Onboard is fine.

If you have a k-series chip you might want to get a 212 Evo, but you won't be CPU bottlenecked.
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a c 77 B Homebuilt system
October 21, 2012 2:25:40 AM

Most closed loop cooling is overpriced and outperformed by cheaper air cooling.

In general you need to spend fairly large amounts of money to get a card significantly better than onboard.
October 22, 2012 10:12:48 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
I'd probably suggest a second 7850 or a faster GPU. What PSU do you have?

There isn't a point in a sound card. Onboard is fine.

If you have a k-series chip you might want to get a 212 Evo, but you won't be CPU bottlenecked.


I was also thinking about a second 7850. I have a OCZ tech 750w, so i should be good on that. Im sorry if i wasnt clear, but i already have the 212 EVO.

Im pretty hooked on the second 7850 now that no bottleneck is confirmed!

Thanks
October 22, 2012 10:13:48 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Most closed loop cooling is overpriced and outperformed by cheaper air cooling.

In general you need to spend fairly large amounts of money to get a card significantly better than onboard.



About the sound card...ya thats what I thought too. And honestly, if theres not much of a difference, I dont care

so would you say the H100 is not as good as the 212 EVO?? Really??
October 22, 2012 10:15:36 PM

najirion said:
If you prefer higher quality of audio output, yes a soundcard would be good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you really like spending much, get a phoebus

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm using a sound card and output is indeed better and it is noticeable.
If you want a better watercooling, you better jump straight to H100 or get EK water cooling



Ok...no sound card for me...

Anyway, would you say the H100 is a good way to upgrade? I dont know why i said H80, i would definitly go for the H100. EK is just too expensive for what im thinking of, and I honestly dont need it, so its an H100 (probably push/pull) or my 212 EVO. Which is it??
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