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July 24, 2013 12:00:37 AM

Alright I have this as a base right now, Im wondering if I should get a new processor and mobo, or just OC this. Would it make a big difference in gaming to update to i5 3570K/ Z77 motherboard ?


Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 LGA1366 i7 Heatpipe Cooler W/ 2XNH-P12 120MM Fan

Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU

MSI X58M X58 mATX LGA1366 DDR3 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 1PCI-E4 CrossFire SLI SATA2 GBLAN Mot

Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 -SLBEJ-


If you recommend sticking with what I have, I need a new graphic card, Power supply and ram.

For the graphic card Ill get a GTX 760.

I need help chosing the right RAM !

Thank you.

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July 24, 2013 12:10:40 AM

Whats ur budget ???
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July 24, 2013 12:18:11 AM

Sn1992 said:
Whats ur budget ???


Well the idea is to save as much money as possible, so if it wont make a big difference I will stick with my current cpu/motherboard.

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July 24, 2013 12:32:05 AM

Funkdubius said:


Hummmm there is a good difference in FPS in games...


Yeah but you can OC that 920 to 4.0GHz easy
And then there is not so much difference in FPS
Buy a SSD if you do not have one. SanDisk is cheap and fast enough :)  Reliable too.
Or if you upgrade the CPU and mobo then take 4670k or 4770k + gigabyte X-D3H

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July 24, 2013 12:42:13 AM

Get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/76Ya


Ur cpu cooler wont fit this
So get a conersion kit for 32$
http://www.amazon.com/NOCTUA-MOUNTING-NM-I115X-FUER-SOC...




But i wud reccomend u cooler master 212 evo for 29$ which has cooling equivalent to an h100

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July 24, 2013 12:44:48 AM

The 4670k is not wrth putting money as it has more heat generation and limitations to o.c.
The 3570k is just 5-10% difference from 4670k but 3570k can be better overclocked
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July 24, 2013 2:04:25 AM

No u shud not its a huge perfrmance upgrade u ll b happy aftr spending the money so dnt wrry

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July 24, 2013 2:11:11 AM

I would go for a new GPU PSU and ram now. At some point yes you will have to upgrade the CPU and motherboard but the parts you buy now can come along when that time comes. While the CPU will hold you back some it would hold you over until you can get the rest for a complete system upgrade.

Here is the thing if you upgrade the CPU and motherboard now and the GPU is holding you back it would still be holding you back with even after the upgrade. So while you will not have the best performance you could get it would still be a lot better given that most games more more GPU dependent than they are CPU.
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