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Windows 7: Need a few suggestions to improve this rig.

09 Feb 2014   #1
Executable Beep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Need a few suggestions to improve this rig.

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I just wanted some advice on what to replace or add to my PC to my RIG such as liquid cooling or heatsinks or other CPUs i can get or even GPUs because i have some money id like to use on it and the C70 case is quite spacious and id like to make it better but i really dont know what else to get-- or ahould i get a new monitor?


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10 Feb 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

It is really up to you as to what to get; but it also depends on specifically what you are looking for. For cooling; I just use my case supplied fans and cpu fan instead of any liquid cooling. For heatsink; i would just stick with the one that came with the cpu since it probably was meant specifically for that cpu. For other option you could also put in a second hard drive and use it as extra storage. You could also get a blu ray writer/player. There are too many options to list but hopefully this gives you a idea.
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10 Feb 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like you have all the bells and whistles. You could OC the i5 since you have a K model and then add liquid cooling. OR get an i7 - but check what models the board supports.
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10 Feb 2014   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

If you are using the stock Intel cooler, you definately need a better CPU cooler if you want to overclock. Which brand and type is up to you. Many use the AIO coolers and are quite happy with them. You could get a 3770K CPU, but depending on what you use your computer for, there most likely will be little difference. If you are a gamer, another or better graphics card will help much more than a CPU as most games are graphics bound. However, I know of no game your current card will not play very well.
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10 Feb 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a note:
You have a quality power supply but it's wattage is very close to the minimum required. (500W)
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