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    Upgrade or leave it as

    Hey fellow MMOers

    I am thinking of upgrading some components sometime soon *maybe 3months max*
    I use it for mostly gaming and some miscellaneous things such as movies and minor school projects
    my current setup

    LG 20 inch monitor reso 1600 x 900
    i5 2500k + CM hyper 212
    asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    8g G.Skill 1600Mhz
    PSU Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W
    500gb WD hard drive
    Gigabyte ati 6850
    CM haf 912 case with 2 x 200MM fans 2x 120MM fans
    TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless Adapter

    equipped with a logitech g110 keyboard and a razer naga mouse and some usb headset

    what should I upgrade if I were to get a new monitor?
    and assuming I do get a new monitor what should I get?
    I want to have a desktop ready to go for MoP along with other Blizzard games.
    Was hoping it can run GW2 if my friends switch over but if not I was hoping it can run Arkham City and possibly other demanding titles. *not BF3*
    hoping to run at 45-60fps most of the time

    Core components to upgrade or maybe not if its fine for the current games
    CPU grab an IVY bridge maybe?
    Budget ~250USD +/- 50 to budge*lower is better* I live by a microcenter so I believe I can pick it up for 180

    Video card/Power Supply xfire with another 6850 or getting A new card if necessary.
    Budget 200-300USD

    Miscellaneous Components
    Headsets ~ current one has minor issue
    Budget <=100USD

    Hard Drive ~ 500gb feels like its not enough
    Budget <= 200USD

    New monitor or dual monitors
    Budget 100-200USD *lower is better*

    Parts that need to be replace ASAP
    Wireless adapter
    Budget <= 50USD? unsure

    Thanks for taking time to respond and help

    P.S. I am a question about my CPU overclocked. I am not heavily overclocking it but a lot of people claim they can hit 4.5 without changing the voltage and mine isn't stable at 4.2 it was constantly blue screening until I turned it back down to 4.0
    I have no problem with it being at 4.0 but base on what other people are pushing it to 4.0 seems like nothing
    Last edited by Lolkrayd; 2012-07-10 at 03:56 AM. Reason: Unclear what I want

  2. #2
    Pandaren Monk Klutzington's Avatar
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    Hey, Insideme . I suggest (if anything) that you should get an SSD. If after that, you'd want something, grab a new monitor if you'd like a bigger one, or a headphone/mic combo for better sound/mic quality. Here:

    1st - SSD: Crucial M4 128GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148448 - $120.00

    2nd - Monitor: ASUS 24" (personal preference if you like bigger monitors) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236049 - $174.99

    3rd - Headphone/Mic (Headset replacement): Headphone - ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106328 ) Clip-on Mic - ( http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1.../dp/B00029MTMQ ) - $108.95

    4th - GPU: XFX HD 6950 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150549 - $259.99

    (the new series of GPUs just came out and upgrading to something not in the new series while spending over $200 isn't the best idea. I would go with a GTX 670. It is $400, but it is a lot much more powerful than what you have or what I linked).

    Total without the GPU: $404.00
    Last edited by Klutzington; 2012-07-10 at 03:24 AM.

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    thanks for being awesome and responding so quickly
    hmm I am going to redo my post seems a bit odd

    but I was thinking of getting a SSD when I was typing this up. Was hoping to get some suggestion on which to get
    as for video card I had the MSI gtx 570 in mind and MSI ati 7850 in mind since they are about same performance and price.

  4. #4
    Pandaren Monk Klutzington's Avatar
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    'Murrica, of course.
    Np. But yeah, the best thing would be an SSD, then a headphone/mic combo :P. A new GPU isn't really needed, but you can get a new one if you like.

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