So... what next?
If you've seen my previous post, you'll know I built a 2013 AMD Gaming Rig which packs an 1100T, 16GB RAM and a Radeon HD 7850.
I was wondering.. I get paid on the 24th of this month and I was thinking about throwing some more money into this computer. I've got £400-500 to spend.
Things I've thought about buying:
- A better PSU
- 2 27inch ASUS Monitors
- Another Gigabyte HD7850
- A better mouse / keyboard
Specs I haven't listed in my rig:
I got a Antec Kuhler H20 920 and a Dell Perc5i RAID card with 2x Maxtor Atlas V 10k RPM 146GB HDDs attached in RAID 0
Here's my current desk setup incase any of you guys have any ideas for improvements:
(Sorry for the bad quality)
i would for go all that other junk, this image looks like you need to upgrade your dr.pepper bottle. its looking like its running low.
Firstly, a widescreen monitor (it's 2013, man!).
Your 60GB Agility is in the same rig as the 10k drives in RAID 0? There's no reason to have 10k RAID 0 drives for storage, if that's what you're using them for. In fact, I don't think there's really any reason to have 10k drives in RAID 0 at all in 2013, unless you're benchmarking. I'd pick up a 120-240GB SSD for OS/games/apps and a regular HDD for storage.
Your mouse looks like it's ready to take off and abduct somebody.
I vote for a new monitor. Personally I like 23-24", but its your call. And a 240-260gb ssd.
Also, about the Dr.Pepper bottle, it was full but is now empty. :biggrin:
Haha, I've had a few comments on my Saitek GM-3200.
Thanks for the positive feedback,
You have a nice setup. Congrats.
Drop the RAID'ed hdds and go for a PCI-E ssd. Biggest improvement to game load times you will find. Hell even a Sata SSD will kick the crap out of those Atlas hdds.
Get a bigger - and better - SSD for your OS.
Drop another GPU in their and make it fly for games. This is almost a requirement IF you plan on going for dual 27' monitors. ;)
And yeah that mouse would worry me....Id be afraid I would wake up one night with it looming over me...trying to probe me :P
I will invest in a SATA SSD or a PCI-E SSD then, this will be something I buy next month due to my Atlas' providing more than enough throughput for the current games I play (Battlefield 3, GTA IV, Diablo 3, Far cry 3) I want to get the monitor/s in 1st, whether I buy one or two, I am not too sure yet.. I can afford 2, but my 7850 has DVI, HDMI, DP, DP.. which is rather annoying as the 27" uses DVI/VGA.. :sad:
Well, with 2GB Vram, I should be set as I won't be running my games across both screens anyway..
So this is the order I will buy the stuff you guys recommend:
1 27" Monitor > next month > another monitor + SSD > month after > PSU / Another 7850
on a side note: Wouldn't my 1100T bottleneck my 2 7850's? because as it stands, I don't think I have a bottleneck.. and I would like to keep it that way :whistle:
As for the mouse: I need it.. I have big hands lol
mouse grab a rat7 albino there nice, I have a couple 27" asus monitors now running on 1-7970 though my onboard gpu on my cpu is running one of them. Have run both on the 7970 prior to this new cpu/board I just bought.
As far as your drives is just much neater to have a decent size ssd doing games, apps and OS. Then a single 2-3 tb drive for storage. I run 2 ocz ssd's in raid0. Your chipset on your rig don't play nice with raid on ssd and trim so...
Maybe consider a new card versus another 7850 prices been dropping on the 7970's, your monitors and a new mouse, possibly a big ssd as others mentioned, 240 or better idea.
I would do it differently. Throw away your GF's GTs 450 and put the HD 7850 in there. get your self a HD 7970.
Your system is definitely nice enough as is, the best performance increase at this point would be a SSD
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