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Old 07-25-2010, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Upgrading a PC that meets your needs already? Help!

Hi all - I have a fairly good PC and it certainly meets my needs, however I've been adding some non-traditional things that I wouldn't usually get (like a good webcam) and would like to continue to do so, instead of just splurging on my video card or CPU.

I use the PC for basic things: web browsing, some gaming (TF2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2), watching movies/TV, etc.

Here is my current PC:

Intel Core i5 720 2.66 GHz
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800)
GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55
XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
CoolerMaster CM 690 / Samsung 225BW 22"
Seagate 500GB HD
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 [newly bought]
Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers [newly bought]

Do you have any suggestions?
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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so what are you asking?
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so what are you asking?
Woops, sorry for not making it clear, but do you guys have any advice for any parts that I can add to my PC? Any device upgrades or additions?

I was thinking a bluetooth card/dongle as a start.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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what about some eye candy like a window
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RA-690-KWN2-GP CM 690 clear side panel with one 120 mm blue LED fan

or lighting?
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Ok cool, I'll consider these definitely. Any more ideas?
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There are all kinds of Mods you can do.
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I guess I was looking for something kind of outside of mods to my case - something of substance that I can perhaps use? I've always been a fan of keeping of a pretty low key case (no colors, simple and professional).
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You could upgrade your system to a Solid State Drive.
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this mod will set your rig apart from anyone elses-

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Grab a mic or a headset/ nice pair of headphones? And a sound card to go with it.
I don't know... Just sounds like you got some money to burn

oh! Get another hard drive to backup your music and photos. Every hard drive will fail. It's only matter of time.
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