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Is the Intel Core Quad Q9300 still any good?

I've got a ~1000 euro's budget, and wanna build a gaming oriented pc.

Should I:
1. Use my current mobo (PCI-E x16 version 2.1, socket 775), RAM (4gigs 1066 MHz DDR3) and hdd (1tb @ 7200rpm), and add a 700w PSU, gtx 680 FTW and a Q9300,

or should I 2. Build a whole new pc featuring a 3570k, gtx 670 FTW sig 2, a 60gigs ssd and a 2tb hdd, 8gigs of 2400MHz ddr3 ram and the same PSU?
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    I'd build an entirely new system. For 1000 here's what I'd build for gaming.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/11SXu
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/11SXu/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/11SXu/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£52.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£106.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£330.96 @ Dabs)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case (£25.98 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£64.40 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £999.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-01 18:12 BST+0100)
    Im assuming you are in the UK.
  2. bignastyid said:
    I'd build an entirely new system. For 1000 here's what I'd build for gaming.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/11SXu
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/11SXu/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/11SXu/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£52.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£106.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£330.96 @ Dabs)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case (£25.98 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£64.40 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £999.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-01 18:12 BST+0100)
    Im assuming you are in the UK.


    Sorry for not mentioning, I'm Dutch
  3. bignastyid said:
    I'd build an entirely new system. For 1000 here's what I'd build for gaming.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/11SXu
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/11SXu/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/11SXu/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£52.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£106.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£330.96 @ Dabs)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case (£25.98 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£64.40 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £999.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-01 18:12 BST+0100)
    Im assuming you are in the UK.


    but still, thanks.
    I'll build a new system instead of upgrading :D
  4. Looks like most of those places ship to the the Netherlands, but im not sure if it meets the budget with currency conversion.
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