PC build, any suggestions?

KingOtaku

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Hello, I was just wondering what you guys might have to say on my system thus far:

Motherboard: M4A79XTD EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402

PSU: Coolmax CUL-750B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159111

CPU: Phenom II X4 965 @3.6ghz(OC)

Video card: R6950 Twin Frozr III http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127575&cm_re=twin_frozr_iii-_-14-127-575-_-Product

So any suggestions for what to upgrade next? And on another note, for some reason I can't change the voltage on my GPU, could that possibly be a problem with my motherboard or PSU?
 

wenqi

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nothing wrong with it, two 6950s if you want, but why are you upgrading? i can't see why this wouldn't give you decent performance on any game up to 1920x1080, do you have SSD? because that is always nice, you could go with a AM3+ mobo, but IMO that would be a waste of time and money, IMO get a SSD.

NOTE: isn't the MSI twin frozr already OCed?
 

KingOtaku

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Yeah, but from what I've read it can be OC'd a lot more than it is at stock, it just won't let me up the voltage for some strange reason.
And I have thought about an ssd, but they are very, very expensive. Right now I have a 1 terabyte hard drive. And wouldn't an ssd just decrease load times?
 

wenqi

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you can't change the voltage because the companies lock it, (read somewhere in the tomshardware underclocking a GPU article). SSD wise, define expensive, an entry level solid state drive would kill compared to a HDD, only sandforce ones are expensive right now IMO. if you ask me, just get the cheapest SSD that gives you at least 60gb to put OS and a few games on. IMO get this, cheap but it is still MUCH faster than a regular HDD @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233188

NOTE: can your mobo take a SSD?
 

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yeah, but if you've got the money why not? (windows boots in like 1 second with SSD) Just noticed your PSU, GET A BETTER ONE NOW!!! that thing is going to explode!!!
 

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cheap PSUs are low quality, they surge and damage your components, as wells as that they are always over rated, 600w is usually 200w. it isn't going to explode, i was just exaggerating