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Have a GTX260, time for upgrade? (Other questions inside)

#1SiR_FoXPosted 8/19/2013 6:43:39 PM
Suggestions? Ideas? I built my PC in 09, it's an i7 920. 1 TB 7200 HDD. EVGA X58 MOBO. 6GB 1600 DDR3. I was thinking with some of the money from my next paycheck I'll get a headset (can you guys recommend one?), mechanical keyboard, new cooling (all my fans are failing for some reason), and a new GPU. Can anybody give me some suggestions for any of these things?
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#2YoungAdultLinkPosted 8/19/2013 6:47:35 PM
Instead of a headset, I'd recommend a separate set of headphones and a mic. You'll get better quality sound on both sides. Samson sells a bundle of one of their desk mics and the Sr850 headphones for $100. Can find them on ebay or amazon for that, usually.

For a graphics card, I'd suggest the 760 at about $250.
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#3I_Am_On_FirePosted 8/19/2013 6:50:02 PM
I'd go for a 7950 over a 760. They can be had amazingly cheaply these days.
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#4Snuckie7Posted 8/19/2013 6:51:20 PM
GPU: HD7950/7970, GTX 760
Mechanical Keyboard: Corsair K79/95, Ducky Shine III
Cooling: A full set of Noctua fans.
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#5SiR_FoX(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 7:06:55 PM
Hmmm, I currently have some monitors KRK Rokit 5s for music listening/editing/creation. I enjoy gaming with them, so would it be better to just get a microphone and keep the speakers? Or is that frustrating for the players on the other side? Thanks for the other suggestions.
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#6SiR_FoX(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 7:09:03 PM
Sorry for double post, but is there somewhere I can get a whole set of Noctua fans or do I have to buy one by one? My chipset fan burned out, and I hear you can't find one that fits, that you need to attach it with tape/ties.
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#7Snuckie7Posted 8/19/2013 7:09:03 PM
SiR_FoX posted...
Hmmm, I currently have some monitors KRK Rokit 5s for music listening/editing/creation. I enjoy gaming with them, so would it be better to just get a microphone and keep the speakers? Or is that frustrating for the players on the other side? Thanks for the other suggestions.


Nice! I have those exact same speakers. They work well enough for me tbh so I say just get a separate mic.
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