What should I improve?

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#1 Posted by GT3_and_JP (14 posts) -

I just want some advice before I buy anything for my Rig.

This is my current Rig:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 3.40 Ghz

Gskill Ripjaws DDR3-1600MHz 3x2GB

What should I upgrade first?

About the budget let's say 300? per upgrade.

#2 Posted by jonleeprice (1487 posts) -

I just want some advice before I buy anything for my Rig.

This is my current Rig:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 3.40 Ghz

Gskill Ripjaws DDR3-1600MHz 3x2GB

What should I upgrade first?

About the budget let's say 300? per upgrade.

GT3_and_JP
No need to upgrade really but if you must i would say gpu and or a cooler for your cpu and overclock it.
#3 Posted by seercirra (305 posts) -

I just want some advice before I buy anything for my Rig.

This is my current Rig:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 3.40 Ghz

Gskill Ripjaws DDR3-1600MHz 3x2GB

What should I upgrade first?

About the budget let's say 300? per upgrade.

GT3_and_JP
nothing from that lot get a nice set of speakers, or sound card, or mouse and mat, or headphones, or a nice widescreen monitor if you dont have one.
#4 Posted by General_X (9032 posts) -
[QUOTE="GT3_and_JP"]

I just want some advice before I buy anything for my Rig.

This is my current Rig:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 3.40 Ghz

Gskill Ripjaws DDR3-1600MHz 3x2GB

What should I upgrade first?

About the budget let's say 300? per upgrade.

seercirra
nothing from that lot get a nice set of speakers, or sound card, or mouse and mat, or headphones, or a nice widescreen monitor if you dont have one.

Or hell, 2 monitors are pretty awesome. You might be overwhelmed by the amount or extra screen at first but eventually you won't be able to go back.
#5 Posted by kraken2109 (13055 posts) -

Another monitor.

Nice headphones (not gaming headset crap)

CPU cooler and overclock

#6 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7414 posts) -

3x2gb? What?

Xonar dg + proper headphones!

#7 Posted by adamosmaki (9621 posts) -

3x2gb? What?

Xonar dg + proper headphones!

Bikouchu35
Tc nothing besides a monitor Also why do you have 3x2gb? If i'm not mistaken your platform only supports dual channel instead of triple channel so probably your Ram works in single rather in dual mode
#8 Posted by streetridaz (3276 posts) -
I would say just get a decent CPU cooler and overclock that cpu to 3.8ghz or so and that is a solid setup.
#9 Posted by General_X (9032 posts) -
[QUOTE="Bikouchu35"]

3x2gb? What?

Xonar dg + proper headphones!

adamosmaki
Tc nothing besides a monitor Also why do you have 3x2gb? If i'm not mistaken your platform only supports dual channel instead of triple channel so probably your Ram works in single rather in dual mode

Good catch, if that's the case he should also get another 2GB RAM module so it can all run in Dual Channel mode imo
#10 Posted by GT3_and_JP (14 posts) -

Thanks for all the answers.

Never thought of overclocking my CPU because my current cooler is the default one.

And about that extra RAM, does it need to be from the same brand as the others or just the same amount of RAM and Mhz?

#11 Posted by General_X (9032 posts) -

Thanks for all the answers.

Never thought of overclocking my CPU because my current cooler is the default one.

And about that extra RAM, does it need to be from the same brand as the others or just the same amount of RAM and Mhz?

GT3_and_JP
Same brand is preferred, but same size and speed SHOULD work.
#12 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -

Thanks for all the answers.

Never thought of overclocking my CPU because my current cooler is the default one.

And about that extra RAM, does it need to be from the same brand as the others or just the same amount of RAM and Mhz?

GT3_and_JP
The frequency (MHz), timings (i.e.: 5-5-5-15), and recommended voltage all need to be the same as your original RAM...
#13 Posted by NailedGR (997 posts) -

Get a second monitor, SSD, a new cooler to OC your CPU and a 2GB stick of ram

#14 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -
[QUOTE="GT3_and_JP"]

I just want some advice before I buy anything for my Rig.

This is my current Rig:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 3.40 Ghz

Gskill Ripjaws DDR3-1600MHz 3x2GB

What should I upgrade first?

About the budget let's say 300? per upgrade.

jonleeprice
No need to upgrade really but if you must i would say gpu and or a cooler for your cpu and overclock it.

I agree with this. Everything looks pretty solid. I would just go all out and buy a high end gpu, then he'll be set for a bit.
#15 Posted by kraken2109 (13055 posts) -

Sort the ram out.

Sound card (Xonar DG, DS or DX) and headphones.

#16 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -

You say $300 per upgrade, does that mean $300 per component you want to upgrade? I'm sure you could get a pretty good card for under $300. Maybe a decent size monitor, although I'm not sure what res you could get at that price. They do have cpu/mobo combos for right at 300, but for that price you aren't gonna get anything better than what you have, imo anyways. I agree with a lot of folks up here, and you really shouldn't have to upgrade a lot. I just think the video card, or maybe the ram, and that's it. I'm not so sure u really need a upgrade though.