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How can i get the best upgrades for my current rig, suggestions?

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Last response: in Systems
September 23, 2013 12:43:58 AM

I assembled a pc in July 2011 and want to look at upgrading small components on the system, any suggestions welcome.

Current rig:
bx80623172600k - Intel core I7 2600k 3.40Ghz 8MB cache skt 1155
GA-P67A-UD4 B3 - Gigabyte P67A-UD4 B3 Stepped socket 1155 ATX
CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 - Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3-1600 Kit - 2x 2GB Modules
ATX-Z750 - AOpen 750 Watt 24 pin Modular PSU
Corsair CC600T Graphite Chassis

Graphics card:
Previously MSI GTX580 Lightning (fried VRAM Module)
Current Gigabyte N670oc 2GB

Ideas i have had:
Double corsair memory

Any suggestions are welcome, cooling ideas or any performance enhancements. I am on a budget and am looking for the best performance boost for money spent.

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September 23, 2013 2:28:59 AM

AxlFone said:
Memory upgrade seems like a good idea.
ame thing with SSD.
Sandisk Ultra plus 256GB is good choice. Fast enough and reliable. Bigger than expensive 128GB so calld fasrer drives. You bever notice difference speed with samsung pro or this.
If you just use our build.
This cooler gives you nice OC with 2600k.

Thanks AxlFone, i think i will take a look into the memory upgrade as a start, seen a few good quality SSD on sale, have you ever used a Vertex 4 128GB, heard a rumor they are rather good for performance boosts. Not a real fan of sandisk as a brand, tend to stick with what i know, but ill do a read up on them and see what the stats say. Thanks :D 
September 23, 2013 3:13:36 AM

What are your needs?

your current processor is still one of the best on the market, so I see no reason to upgrade that.

If fast boot times/loading times and transfer times is what your after, a nice 840 Pro/EVO or a sandisk Extreme would be the top tier SSDs followed by the 840, the sandisk ultra plus and the plexor M5S.

if you can grab a cheap 670, then a second 670 in SLI would make for a good graphics card upgrade.

your memory upgrade idea is not bad either, might help in some tasks.