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You have $250 to upgrade this machine. What do you do?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys,

 

The mission: Use $250 to get the most upgrades/renovate this machine.

 

The Subject: P9X79, 3820, 670, 8gb 1333 kingston ram, 128gb ssd, soon to be seasonic 860 PSU, asetek 120mm AIO water cooler, SP120 fans (7), all wrapped in a fractal XL R2. 

 

Goal: Use the money to get best bang for the buck with as much style as possible.

 

I have gotten the new PSU because I believe the current one I have is causing issues, although the motherboard could also be the culprit, but don't let that sway your suggestions. If the motherboard ends up still causing issues, I'll obviously replace that first, but I'll know in a few days when it gets here.

 

Thanks and good luck on your mission! 


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I buy a large crate of beer, a PS4, and a baseball bat.


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Slap another 670 in there? :)


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Another 670. Try Ebay...


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When in doubt graphics card upgrade of some sort


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If your only storage is that SDD, I would plan on buying some Green WD HDDs.


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Another GTX 670. Also, I want to see your STi :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

All good suggestions, including the beer and PS4...although I'm not athletic enough for the baseball bat.


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Another GTX 670. Also, I want to see your STi :)

O M G y u so sick?   :o


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i7 4770k + OCUK Fathom HW labs Black Ice 240 rad + Mayhem's Gigachew orange + 16GB Avexir Core Orange 2133 + Gigachew GA-Z87X-OC + 2x Gigachew WF 780Ti SLi + SoundBlaster Z + 1TB Crucial M550 + 2TB Seagate Barracude 7200rpm + LG BDR/DVDR + Superflower Leadex 1KW Platinum + NZXT Switch 810 Gun Metal + Dell U2713H + Logitech G602 + Ducky DK-9008 Shine 3 MX Brown

Red Alert

FX 8320 AMD = Noctua NHU12P = 8GB Avexir Blitz 2000 = ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 = Sapphire Radeon R9 290 TRI-X = 1TB Hitachi Deskstar & 500GB Hitachi Deskstar = Samsung DVDR/CDR = SuperFlower Golden Green HX 550W 80 Plus Gold = Xigmatek Utguard = AOC 22" LED 1920x1080 = Logitech G110 = SteelSeries Sensei RAW
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Another GTX 670. Also, I want to see your STi :)

STI=Sexually Transmitted Infection...

 

 

 

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O M G y u so sick?   :o

 

STI=Sexually Transmitted Infection...

 

 

 

Kinky

 

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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” - Martin Luther King Jr.


The Desktops

Main Rig: CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K | RAM: 16GB DDR4-2400 | Motherboard: Asus Strix Z270E | Storage: 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus, 2x1TB HDD | GPU: GTX 1080 Strix O8G

Cooling: Dual 240mm AIOs | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C (modified) | PSU: EVGA GS 550W

VR Rig: CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 | RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 | Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 | Storage: 256GB SSD + 750GB HDD | GPU: GTX 1060 6GB SSC Cooling: 92mm Tower Cooler Push/Pull | Case: Silverstone GD09B | PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W | HMD: Oculus Rift CV1 with 2 sensors

Server: CPU: 2x Intel Xeon E5645 | RAM: 16GB DDR3-1333 ECC | Motherboard: Supermicro X8DAi | GPU: Sparkle GTX 550 Ti

Cooling: 92mm Tower Cooler, Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R | Storage: 1TB HDD | Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG | PSU: Corsair CX550M

X230 Frankenstein | CPU: Intel Core i5-3210M | RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 | Storage: 256GB SSD | GPU: Intel HD 4000 | Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper T2 (modified) | Case: Amazon 1A7 Cardboard Box


The Portables

Lenovo X230: CPU: Intel Core i5-3210M | RAM: 4GB DDR3-1600 | Storage: 128GB SSD | GPU: Intel HD 4000 | Lenovo 44+ 84Wh Battery

MacBook Air (Early 2015, A1466) 13": CPU: Intel Core i5-5250M | RAM: 4GB DDR3-1600 | Storage: 256GB SSD | GPU: Intel HD 6000

iPhone XS Max 64GB Space Grey | Apple Watch Series 2 42mm | AirPods (2nd Generation)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

There ya go SLS. 

 

I've got another 500gb hard drive in the rig that I forgot to add in.


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Either grab another SSD and put them in raid 0 or try your luck getting another 670 within that budget. I got one myself and I'd love to hear how it scales if you get another one  ^_^


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Edit, oh this isn't another fantasy thread... this is a actual question 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

lol yea, I tried to spice up what is really another "Just tell me where to spend my money so I don't have to think about it" thread.


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If you need more power in gaming or gpu assisted rendering get another 670. If not, take a gander at your peripherals and see if there's anything that can be improved.


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I know what it was, I was being silly :P


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Another 670 seems to be people's main recommendation. That is also what I recommend doing. And as @7omRavenclaw said, that's not much storage, and 500GB or 1TB HDDs are only $40-$50 USD these days.


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Sell the GPU, get a nice 780 or r9 290. If you want bang for the buck you can add another 670 but its best to get a newer and single GPU. Nothing else you buy will affect gaming performance IMO.


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I'd also try to find a 670 on Ebay ;) for the rest, I can't think of something which would dramatically change something on your current build for 250$ :)


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Thanks and good luck on your mission! 

I know a lot of people have recommended an SLI upgrade, but honestly I would advise against that.  I have a single 680 and the 2GB VRAM buffer is very close to being the limiting factor of my build at 1600p.  If you are playing at greater than 1080p, I would suggest a full GPU upgrade, not an SLI.  With the new higher VRAM buffer of console games, I belive games will be writen to load more higher res textures on the GPU and this will cross over to PC graphics cards.  2GB is quickly becoming to little for higher end GPUs.

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