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Old January 7, 2013, 11:59 AM
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Hey all,

Considering I want something simple, fast and silent, how could I improve performance for my current rig? I am not gaming like I used to. I did Crysis2, OldRepublic (before stupid free-to-play we cut ur in-game money by 90% update), Tera (recently) and will be wanting to go towards Sim City 2013, StarCraft 2 (Heart of Swarm).

Should I wait to get a completely new rig in a couple of years?
Should I go GTX680 Direct CUII?
Should I change mobo?
Should I change anything else?
Should I stop making question that begins with "Should I"?

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67-PRO Rev3.0
Processor: Intel Corei7 2600 (not K)
Memory: 2x Kingston HyperX 8Gb KHX1600C9D3K2/8G (Total 16Gb)
Video: ASUS ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5 + ASUS ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5 (SLI)
SSD: Intel Series 520 240Gb + Intel Series 510 120Gb
PSU: Antec High Current Pro 850w
Case: Coolermaster HAF X
Sound: n/a
Optical: LG Blue-Ray DVD-RW 12x
Monitor: ASUS VE247H
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64bits


Gameplay > Graphics ... oh wait

Food > Gameplay > Graphics > Movies > Sleep > Work
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Old January 7, 2013, 01:05 PM
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There is currently nothing that you could upgrade for any reasonable amount of money that would make your rig any better. You have an i7 2600 and SLI570's. That's pretty damn high end.

If you were to do anything at all, sell the 570's and get a single 660Ti/670 to cut down on heat/noise.

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Son's Rig: M5A97; FX8350; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; Powercolor 7950; 250GB Crucial MX200; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
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Old January 7, 2013, 01:36 PM
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I wouldn't change anything for about 2 years unless as said above you want to reduce the noise etc from the 2 570s by going newer..
it will also mean less load on your PSU which should make that run a bit quieter too.
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Old January 7, 2013, 01:39 PM
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