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Optimization and upgrading

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October 30, 2012 5:27:59 PM

dearest members of this forum.

i present to you my gaming rig :) 

case : coolermaster HAF advanced

mobo: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68-V GEN3 Rev 1.xx

cpu: Intel Core i5 2500K clocked at 3.30 GHz

graphical card : NVIDIA EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1.5 DDR5 version

memory: 2 X 4GB 1600 mhz corsair vengeance ( clocked at 1333 mhz)

ssd: Harddrive Corsair Force GT from 111.79 GB SATA III

hdd: Harddrive WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0 from 931.51 GB SATA III

screen : samsung SA300/350/360

mouse : wireless logitec mouse


Now i would like your opinions on my build .
How can i optimalize and or upgrade my desktop because its almost Christmas / new year so i would like to know what i should put on my wishing list :p 

my thoughts went to : sli ( but is it worth it because i red in my mobo manual that it would cut the speed in 2, 2 times x8 instead of x16)

a cpu cooler because i only have a standard one now

more ram .. increase it to 16gb ( was kinda bummed out that my cpu will only support 1333mhz instead of 1600 :p )

a new mouse :p 

or anything else that i didnt consider

thanks in advance

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October 30, 2012 6:14:04 PM

I would go for a CPU cooler if you plan to overclock. Everything else really looks fine.
October 30, 2012 7:13:38 PM

if you can't think of anything your computer can't do, it's fine. buy games.

if you're thinking of a new mouse get that. Or maybe you want an xbox controller so you can play your PC games with a controller


Or maybe you want a microsoft surface or other gadget.
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October 31, 2012 9:45:34 AM

what kind of mouse would you advice ?
October 31, 2012 12:50:35 PM

stick with sli gtx580
then a cpu cooler. if you have extra bucks, go for razer deathadder mouse
October 31, 2012 1:00:17 PM

fueledguitar said:
stick with sli gtx580
then a cpu cooler. if you have extra bucks, go for razer deathadder mouse


would it rlly have a noticeable difference ? because like i said in my mobo manual it says that it would divide my pci express slot X 16 in 2
October 31, 2012 1:10:55 PM

blackcrawler said:
would it rlly have a noticeable difference ? because like i said in my mobo manual it says that it would divide my pci express slot X 16 in 2


you should ask the tech guys. but in my opinion, maybe an fps increase. :bounce: 
October 31, 2012 1:13:03 PM

Yea it will be fine cause its pcie 3.0 16x then divides into 8x for each slot which is equal to pcie 2.0 16x. so you can run gtx 580 sli.
October 31, 2012 1:18:24 PM

and maybe get a three screens
October 31, 2012 1:28:08 PM

my power supply is a ocz mod x stream-pro 700w is it powerfull enough for sli?
October 31, 2012 1:42:29 PM

and do you need the exact same type of gpy or could i get a 3mb ddr5 version for example ?
October 31, 2012 1:50:42 PM

blackcrawler said:
and do you need the exact same type of gpy or could i get a 3mb ddr5 version for example ?


yep. you need an exact gtx580
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