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    suggestion on pc

    i have a corsair haf 932
    a xfx r9 290
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    any suggestions what should i upgrade

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    This seems to be a higher mid-class setup.

    Only let down I could see the H61 MoBo but if no problems with performance or stability then never mind.

    Maybe an SSD but without knowing your exact MoBo model I doubt you have SATA3 and in that case some portion of an SSD performance would be wasted. But it is easy to remedy with a cheap SATA3 PCIe card from eBay from around £6.50 for a 4-port card.

    If not the SSD the maybe the monitor to gain more from your machine visually. Not sure what you have.

    Or a new cooler if by any chance you got stuck with the Intel BOX cooler. Your machine would run cooler and become quiet afterwards.

    So in nutshell: MoBo (maybe), SSD (maybe), LCD or cooling

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    i have a thermaltake extreme for cooling with 4 fan setup

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    Well the most obvious question is why do you want to upgrade? What are you having issues running?
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    Quote Originally Posted by ekamdeep View Post
    i have a corsair haf 932
    a xfx r9 290
    gigabyte lga 1155 h61
    i7 2600
    corsair 1200 ax
    8 gb gskill 1600
    any suggestions what should i upgrade
    I'd get an operating system, keyboard/mouse and a monitor. Otherwise you're fine as is.

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    Looking at your system specs an upgrade to the motherboard could help but might not make much difference unless you want to overclock as it seems most h61 support sata 3

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=4719#ov

    A SSD will make a huge difference over your WD drive even if its a black edition.

    http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/ssd/ser...141022090346:s

    Your 290 is also overkill for a 17" monitor (if thats what you still have) It will drive a 27" 1440p easily in most games at max eye candy.

    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...3hm&l=en&s=bsd

    Having noticed you have a stock 290 unless it doesnt bother you I would upgrade the cooler to something quieter and cooler like a :

    Arctic Accelero Xtreme IV - VGA Cooler

    or more extreme

    Arctic Accelero Hybrid II
    Last edited by dfour; 22-10-2014 at 11:14 AM.

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    which ssd should i look into
    and i am looking to buy a 50 inch led this xmas
    ati fan i have set at 60% i have a lot of airflow in case so no temp issue yet

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    Quote Originally Posted by ekamdeep View Post
    which ssd should i look into
    and i am looking to buy a 50 inch led this xmas
    ati fan i have set at 60% i have a lot of airflow in case so no temp issue yet
    The SSD depends on your budget. Either 120/128GB or 240/256GB.

    The generally suggested manufacturers are Crucial and Samsung. Intel if you have spare cash.

    For the 120/128GB category I would dare to suggest Crucial M500 (£48 for 120GB) SanDisk Ultra Plus (£50 for 128GB) or Crucial MX100 (£52 for 128GB).

    For the 240/256GB category, Crucial M500 (£70 for 240GB) or Crucial MX100 (£75 for 256GB).
    Last edited by Bonebreaker777; 24-10-2014 at 06:19 AM.

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    i was alos thinking about selling my i72600 and getting a third generation 3770 as it would give me pcie 3.0
    and allow xmp profile

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    Quote Originally Posted by ekamdeep View Post
    i was alos thinking about selling my i72600 and getting a third generation 3770 as it would give me pcie 3.0
    and allow xmp profile
    PCIe 3 wouldn't make a huge difference to your GPU - probably not even enough to be noticeable really.

    XMP is just a quick way to enable optimum RAM settings. You can just dial them in manually on a non XMP system...

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    Agree with Mrjim it would be a complete wast of time and money for little gain overall. The only thing you would really gain might be sata express or a m2 connector for sata drives.

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    Just some numbers to compare PCIe 2 vs 3 performance for gaming: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/I...Scaling/6.html

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    in conclusion

    The new PCI-Express 3.0 interface can provide around 1% performance boost for both HD 7970 and GTX 680. While this confirms that both cards provide working support for Gen 3, such a small improvement is clearly not worth worrying about. It certainly does not warrant buying a new processor or motherboard. PCI-Express is forward and backward compatible, so any PCI-Express graphics card will work in any motherboard's PCI-Express slot, no matter which version each component supports.
    PCI-Express 1.1 x8 poses a significant performance loss, so for people clinging on to old platforms, it's time to upgrade.
    PCI-Express configurations that promise the same performance, do deliver on it. For example, we see 1.1 x16, 2.0 x8 and 3.0 x4 with the same performance, within a 1% margin, which is not significant beyond benchmarking.

    My comment about your 17" was not referring to the physical size of the screen as a 10" 1080p screen will need driving as much as a 60" 1080p screen as they both have the same pixel density (please correct me if im wrong). Its about the resolution of your screens. Most 17" screens will be 12*10 or 12*9 widescreen and your 50" tv will be 1080p and will be a better match pixel wise for your 290. IMHO tv's are not the best use as pc monitors. Playing the occasional game on yes but not as a all use monitor. You would be better of buying a 27" 1440p screen for all use and gaming, again just my opinion/preference.

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    Quote Originally Posted by dfour View Post
    Agree with Mrjim it would be a complete wast of time and money for little gain overall. The only thing you would really gain might be sata express or a m2 connector for sata drives.
    Even then, you could always add something like the Plextor M6e instead of using an M.2 slot:


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    Re: suggestion on pc

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
    Even then, you could always add something like the Plextor M6e instead of using an M.2 slot:

    How about cheap eBay reductions for PCIe-to-M.2?

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    Re: suggestion on pc

    i cant as the one pcie slot is covered by gpu and other is used by wifi card

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