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What should I get for my PC?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Darkleoco, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Darkleoco

    Darkleoco

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    Well as the title implies I have a $100 gift card for Amazon and could probably stretch the budget to $150 if I found something I really wanted/needed. My question is what should I get for my computer? I don't need any games but I am wondering if their is anything I could get that would be nice to have such as a gaming keyboard/mouse or any recommendations for fan upgrades to my HAF-X. The only thing I am not interested in is water cooling, my air cooling is more than enough even for my overclocked components, any other suggestions would be great though :rockout:

    Plans for a SSD are currently in the works for the beginning of June. Also the only part of my current system I would potentially be interested in changing out would be the RAM and that would have to be for either a very good deal or potentially significant performance increases.
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    One day, when the machines become self-aware, you'll just be able to give your PC the gift card and he'll decide what he needs.

    I hope this answers your question.
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    What about an SSD?
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, personally I think the HAF series is one of the less asthetically pleasing cases around. I would get a new case.
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    Truth be told I love how my HAF looks and even if I didn't I tend to look more at functionality anyway which combined with actually liking its looks is why I got it over a Corsair.


    I am currently looking for a SSD but when I do get one I would prefer to have a large enough amount of space to install alot of games on it in the future so I am hoping to get a 250 GB SSD around my graduation in June.

    Thanks for the suggestions, going to edit the OP to add a few little details as well.
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    How about a nice set of 1866mhz or 2133mhz RAM?
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    Would I be able to see any noticeable performance increase with that over my 1600mhz Hyper X though?
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    I doubt it. In some benchmarks and stuff, sure. Perhaps your PC doesn't need anything else? SSD?
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    Perhaps but a PC is never done until you are out of money :roll: Perhaps a gaming mouse/keyboard would be in order? I'm currently using a Logitech Keyboard and Mouse that came bundled with Speakers for only $25 so perhaps that would be better for BF3/MW3.

    Also already have SSD plans lined up for June :D
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    He he, for my self i order Corsair vengeance 1300 headset as xmas present and clan mates which complains all the time that i sound like underwater.. :) So how about nice headset?
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    Got that covered as well gonna add it to my OP, already have myself a pair of Tritton AX720's :rockout:
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    How about a new home ? Like mine ? ;)
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    You are in dire need of a soundcard, onboard audio is pure ear torture :)
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    Did you have any sound card in mind in particular? I have never had a problem with onboard audio using my headset, on the contrary alot of things I listen to sound great.
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    If the card has no expiration date, how about saving it for your SSD. A penny saved is a penny earned.
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    It doesn't have an expiration date but the cost of the SSD will be fully covered by June so the money would still go into other PC related upgrades so I figured why not simply due it now.
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    Which headset have you got? 2.0 or 5.1/7.1?
    If you fancy a 2.0 headset and you have a PCI expansion slot I'd recommend you without any hesitation the Xonar Essence ST and if you don't have a legacy PCI there is the PCIe version (STX) that is a bit worse because of the PCI to PCIe controller but that's "almost" unhearable :)
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    I dont see a point in getting an SSD for gaming unless you play a game that takes a long time to load a level. (BF3 comes to mind but it seems theyve optimized this with the last patch) So I personally think getting an SSD big enough for games is a big waste of money. If you want speed for games, get 2 hdds and put them in RAID 0.
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    Lets assume you dont need nor want any new hardware what's your peripherals like? Mouse keyboard, speakers, monitor, controller, mouse mat, headset?
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    It is a 7.1 headset :rockout:
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    Care giving me the model name? :)
    You could also use a good mechanical keyboard ;)
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    They are Tritton AX 720's and I was actually looking at Corsair's K60 for a nice mechanical keyboard but the price on it just seems a little outrageous to me.
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    You mean the new keyboard with the cherry red buttons right?
    I'd also take a loot at the Mionix Zibal but well, the prices on mechanical keyboards are high but still worth it, trust me, especially if you are an avid gamer :)
    Darkleoco says thanks.
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    Guess I'm going to try and get a Gaming keyboard/mouse then :toast:

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