I've finally decided to sign up for an account. Been a forum lurker for awhile now, love the site!
So like the title says I'm looking for some help in deciding what I should go for first.
All contained in a COOLER MASTER HAF 912 I have:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.2GHz Processor
Gigabyte 890FX Motherboard
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W Power Supply
ASUS Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Card
Crucial RealSSD C300 SSD for the OS
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1333 RAM
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" HDD for media storage
I've had this build for almost 2 years. Its done really well, haven't had any hardware failures and they've been treating me well. But I feel something has to go because it feels like this machine could be so much better with just a bit of TLC.
I'm a pretty avid gamer, so I was thinking of getting another of my same GPU and run them in crossfire. I hear that can give up to something like a 90% performance boost. I was also thinking of getting rid of the HDD and replace it with another SSD. It's rated a 5.9 in my performance index while everything is above 7.5. This would reduce a lot of noise as well as I'd be able to cut back on a couple case fans making the whole machine quieter. Another thing I've thought about doing is doubling my ram and using a bunch of it as a RAM disk.
So I come to this wonderful community for a bit of direction. Thanks in advance!