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VABuckeye
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re: Need help with a possible PC upgrade


I've logged into WoW, Tera, EQ2 and LOTRO in the last couple of weeks. Tera is a lot of fun and I might spend some time there.





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DoUrden
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re: Need help with a possible PC upgrade


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Wait for the Seasonic x750


Will do. I want this to be my last upgrade for a while, but the damn lego theory is in full force.






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VABuckeye
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re: Need help with a possible PC upgrade


Too bad you don't have a Microcenter within driving distance. Some of those Tigerdirect prices are outrageous compared to what I pay for stuff.

Speaking of which. Is there anything that keeps you from buying at Microcenter? I live about 5 miles away from one. You could buy stuff and I could pick it up and ship it to you. You'd save $80 on a 3770K alone.



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bluebarracuda
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re: Need help with a possible PC upgrade


If you wait for one of those PSUs to go on sale and you get one, you won't have to upgrade the PSU ever again





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DoUrden
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re: Need help with a possible PC upgrade


SIGH





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VABuckeye
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re: Need help with a possible PC upgrade


Unless he does tri SLI or something like that. 8-)





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bluebarracuda
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Amazon has some of the best prices on the web with customer service that is second to none.

I buy my very fragile parts (mobo, CPU) from there, and less fragile (case, PSU, etc) from Newegg.






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DoUrden
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I live about 5 miles away from one.


KC is about an hour and a half away, could make a day of it, didn't realize there was on that close.






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bluebarracuda
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Unless he does tri SLI or something like that. 8-)


Or if next gen video cards have more power, then he won't be able to xfire. 7970s in xfire use around 700w






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VABuckeye
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re: Need help with a possible PC upgrade


Amazon is $90 more than Microcenter on a 3770K.

I get my fragile stuff from there. If there is a problem I want to be face to face to get issues resolved.






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VABuckeye
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then he won't be able to xfire. 7970s in xfire use around 700w


Which is why I just got a Seasonic Platinum 1000. It should last me a while.






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bluebarracuda
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Probably closer to like $70 after taxes and gas, but microcenters are few and far between.





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DoUrden
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. 7970s in xfire use around 700w


Won't be upgrading my 7950 anytime soon (see the not needed comment) so dual 7950 will be the way I go so I want a PSU that handles that.

Also VA thanks for the offer but like you I like a direct link if something is faulty and don't want to have to go through you to return something.






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VABuckeye
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re: Need help with a possible PC upgrade


$70 on the processor alone. Depends on his overall purchase but it could be a good option for him. He could be there and back by early afternoon and building in the evening.





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VABuckeye
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Understand. Just wanted to make the offer. Even if you are an SEC guy. Just keep your coaches away from Vonn Bell. I want that kid to be a Buckeye.





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DoUrden
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Keep in mind I want a performance increase over what I have, not sure if it's worth the money, that is what I am exploring.





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bluebarracuda
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You really don't need to upgrade the CPU/RAM. I would recommend upping the mobo, psu then case





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DoUrden
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I am thinking I will do mobo and a case based on what I have been told PSU is covered unless someone else has input. So recommendations on that would be appreciated.


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brucevilanch
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what spec program is that?





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DoUrden
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Intel extreme tuning





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