Need help Buiding new gaming computer for minecraft/battlefield4 (streaming)

Hello, I recently upgraded my graphics card and barely noticed the FPS increase if at all. The main game I play right now is minecraft. My fps is always at 10-20 and I just got a new card and it barely raised the fps by 5... It's an AMD Radeon HD 7970.

My current PC specs:
CPU - i7 920 2.67GHz
Mem- 18GB

I figured my CPU was too old to even render this graphics card worth the buy. (any input on this would be appericated.)

Anyways so I decided to just build an entire new PC using this new graphics card I bought. I also bought a SSD just for the OS and installed that so I will take that out and use that for the OS again when I build the new PC.

So the parts I have right now is
AMD RAdeon Hd 7970
120gb SSD

I need everything else.

I want the computer to be able to play minecraft and battlefield4 when it comes out at high settings with great FPS. I also like to stream on www.twitch.tv as I have a really great internet connection. Any help is greatly appreciated. My budget is around 1500$. Thanks
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  1. Yeah, it was bottlenecking it. Unless you were OC'ing it a lot, and even then you probably will have a bit of bottlenecking with such setup due to the extremely high GPU power.
    For your specs, try and re-use your HDD.
    Get the:
    3570k CPU
    Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
    asrock z77 extreme 4 MOBO
    Re-use your ram if you can.
    and hx 750 PSU
    These are stuff I'd recommend.
    Good luck with finding the parts!
  2. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XWHF

    i just noticed the mobo come wi 8gb ram if y ou buy soon
  3. MJSBLUES said:
    Yeah, it was bottlenecking it. Unless you were OC'ing it a lot, and even then you probably will have a bit of bottlenecking with such setup due to the extremely high GPU power.
    For your specs, try and re-use your HDD.
    Get the:
    3570k CPU
    Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
    asrock z77 extreme 4 MOBO
    Re-use your ram if you can.
    and hx 750 PSU
    These are stuff I'd recommend.
    Good luck with finding the parts!


    Thanks for the help so far i have until 5/20 for that deal so I'll hold off and see what other people might say. Also I do have a TX 850W powersupply so I may reuse that. Also my HDD is pretty small so not sure if i will reuse its a raptor 280gb.

    Also my ram might be a bit outdated I'm not really sure how to check the specific specs on that without going into the bios.
  4. ngnug said:
    MJSBLUES said:
    Yeah, it was bottlenecking it. Unless you were OC'ing it a lot, and even then you probably will have a bit of bottlenecking with such setup due to the extremely high GPU power.
    For your specs, try and re-use your HDD.
    Get the:
    3570k CPU
    Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
    asrock z77 extreme 4 MOBO
    Re-use your ram if you can.
    and hx 750 PSU
    These are stuff I'd recommend.
    Good luck with finding the parts!


    Thanks for the help so far i have until 5/20 for that deal so I'll hold off and see what other people might say. Also I do have a TX 850W powersupply so I may reuse that. Also my HDD is pretty small so not sure if i will reuse its a raptor 280gb.

    Also my ram might be a bit outdated I'm not really sure how to check the specific specs on that without going into the bios.

    To check the specs, get a program called CPU-z and tell me if it is DDR2 or DDR3, and what the speed of it is (mhz).
    That PSU will be great :)
  5. MJSBLUES said:
    ngnug said:
    MJSBLUES said:
    Yeah, it was bottlenecking it. Unless you were OC'ing it a lot, and even then you probably will have a bit of bottlenecking with such setup due to the extremely high GPU power.
    For your specs, try and re-use your HDD.
    Get the:
    3570k CPU
    Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
    asrock z77 extreme 4 MOBO
    Re-use your ram if you can.
    and hx 750 PSU
    These are stuff I'd recommend.
    Good luck with finding the parts!


    Thanks for the help so far i have until 5/20 for that deal so I'll hold off and see what other people might say. Also I do have a TX 850W powersupply so I may reuse that. Also my HDD is pretty small so not sure if i will reuse its a raptor 280gb.

    Also my ram might be a bit outdated I'm not really sure how to check the specific specs on that without going into the bios.

    To check the specs, get a program called CPU-z and tell me if it is DDR2 or DDR3, and what the speed of it is (mhz).
    That PSU will be great :)



    Ok I got CPU-Z here is the results of my memory - Size- 18432 , Channel # Triple DDR3 NB Frequency 3199.9MHz DDRAM Freq- 800.0 MHz

    Should I reuse this or buy new ones?
  6. You could reuse the RAM in theory but the clock speed is kinda low.
  7. That ^, you might be able to overclock it on your new pc though.
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