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    Hey there guys!
    I've had my PC for quite a while, and i'm really satisfied with it, but i've been considering adding a little wood to the fire. Honestly? i have no clue where I would want to start, so i was hoping some of you guys could help me out
    here is my rig:
    CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core i7-920, 2800 MHz (21 x 133)
    Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R v1.0 (2 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x4, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
    System Memory Kingstong 2GB x 3 (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (1 GB)
    (Sorry about the inconvenient formatting!)

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    so...essentially i am not an expert but i think you should upgrade your gpu/cpu i dont know if this cpu is a bottle neck since it seems to be good...its just a low clock for some reason.
    so i would upgrade the gpu..tho i need to know your power-supplies wattage,and your budget so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex0rPl4net View Post
    so...essentially i am not an expert but i think you should upgrade your gpu/cpu i dont know if this cpu is a bottle neck since it seems to be good...its just a low clock for some reason.
    so i would upgrade the gpu..tho i need to know your power-supplies wattage,and your budget so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trador555 View Post
    Hey there guys!
    I've had my PC for quite a while, and i'm really satisfied with it, but i've been considering adding a little wood to the fire. Honestly? i have no clue where I would want to start, so i was hoping some of you guys could help me out
    here is my rig:
    CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core i7-920, 2800 MHz (21 x 133)
    Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R v1.0 (2 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x4, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
    System Memory Kingstong 2GB x 3 (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (1 GB)
    (Sorry about the inconvenient formatting!)

    Thanks ahead!
    The 920 is still a decent CPU. More than usable today. You can always just OC it if you want more power. If you don't plan on spending lots of money, then i'd just leave the cpu and mobo as is. Your ram could use a change though. Upgrade to 2x4gb sticks for 8gb total which will cost you a bout $60 or just buy 2 more 2gb sticks if you want to max it out at 8gb. If you want some better graphics performance, upgrade your gpu to a HD 7850 for about $160 which will give you considerable frames increase. But if you just want to increase the overall system speeds, throw in a ssd as a boot drive. Only downside is you have to backup and re-install the os. Depends on what you want to do with your pc, a lot of it is really flexible.

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