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Which upgrades should I get at first?

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November 14, 2012 9:01:42 PM

I couldn't think of anywhere else to put the thread.

I got done with my first build and I'm wondering what parts should I get to upgrade later down the future.
I'm just listing the upgrades in random order. Which upgrade should I get first and last?

Video Card
Monitor
Custom or closed loop water cooling
SSD
Keyboard/Mouse
Headphones

Thanks for help.

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November 14, 2012 9:17:54 PM

You should get a decent SSD now, it will definitely improve boot times and game load times. 128gb would be sufficient for the OS and a handful of games. If you already have a 1920x1080 monitor, no reason to upgrade any time soon. Closed water loops are highly over-rated, and as long as you have a decent aftermarket air cooler installed you'll be good for some moderate overclocking. Custom water loops are only for extreme overclocking builds. If you have a decent keyboard and precision mouse already, you won't have to upgrade until they break. Hell, you probably don't even need a precision mouse unless you play a lot of fps games. If you want headphones to mask out noise or because you don't have a decent speaker system, make sure you invest in some good ones.
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November 14, 2012 9:32:16 PM

vance09 said:
If you already have a 1920x1080 monitor, no reason to upgrade any time soon.


I have a Chi Mei monitor that only goes up to 1280x1024 and has just a cube screen. I can really use a monitor upgrade.
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November 14, 2012 10:09:57 PM

Yeah, then I would definitely get a 1920x1080 one first, especially if you're gaming. Also make sure you have a good video card, if you don't you might want to upgrade (if you're just gaming on a 1920x1080 monitor, a 7870 will be just fine)
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