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Advice about PC upgrade

Hello all,
After 5 years i'am ready to build my new rig. I i will use it for gaming and graphics design, with a bit of coding, and web development/design.

My current setup is:
CPU - AMD Phenom 9600 quad core 2.3 Ghz - http://reviews.cnet.com/processors/amd-phenom-9600-2/4505-3086_7-32763816.html

MBO - Gigabayte GA-MA790FX-DQ6 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128070

PSU - corsair tx850 watt - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 - http://www.cnet.com/graphics-cards/sapphire-radeon-hd-4850/4505-8902_7-33421567.html

RAM - kingston 800mhz ddr2 - 4GB

Monitor - 1280x1024 LG 17"

HDD - System - ssd vertex 4 ocz
- Data - 500GB WD black and WD 2 TB black

MiniATX case

My new build would be:

i7 4770K hashwell 3.5 Ghz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116901

ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131981

LC-POWER GAMING 975B AIR WING - http://www.pcaxe.com/vesti/hardver/lc-power-gaming-975b-air-wing-maj2013

PC-12800, 16 GB, G.SKILL Ares series 2x 8GB kit - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231558

and GPU : MSI N780-3GD5 GeForce GTX 780 3GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127740

I will be buyind a new monitor donw the line too.

I curretly have enough money to buy either a GPU or everything else (except monitor)

I'am from croatia so all the prices are duble than in america, so unfortunately i'am stuck with next dillema:

To buy just the GPU and save up eventually for everything else (p.s. it could take a bit longer 6 months to an year to save up enough for everythnig else) or to buy everythning but psu and monitor and save up for that.

I'want to build this so i don't have to buy or upgrade anything esle for at least 5-6 years.


P.S.
Current PC suffer form Display driver BSOD i have tried everything and tested everything but can't seem to find a solution and it is like that for a year now..it happens mostly when playing games - skyrim - gta 4 etc... some times it's normal and can play whole dayand other i cant play for a minute.
Becouse of that my patience has run out and will be upgrading now.

Please help me with some advice on what to buy for now GPU and leave my old CPU MBO, etc... or buy new Case, CPU, Memory, MBO, RAM and leave my old graphic card.

Allso advice or opinion on my selection of hardware for a new build will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time and help!
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  1. Whats ur budget??
  2. Why not build a whole new system that is moderately priced? If you can spend 650 on a video card alone right now that will bottleneck your CPU and will be 100000x more than what you need for your monitor resolution.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1pDAp

    $716, 6 core CPUm 16GB ram, use your existing HD's and you could overclock it like a beast. You could bump that up to a 8core CPU and drop the liquid cooler like this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1pDBl
  3. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    Whats ur budget??


    My budget is 1000 $ but like i said prices here in Croatia are about double than in America.
  4. getochkn said:
    Why not build a whole new system that is moderately priced? If you can spend 650 on a video card alone right now that will bottleneck your CPU and will be 100000x more than what you need for your monitor resolution.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1pDAp

    $716, 6 core CPUm 16GB ram, use your existing HD's and you could overclock it like a beast. You could bump that up to a 8core CPU and drop the liquid cooler like this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1pDBl


    I would like to bould something that will be enough for my needs for nexet 5-6 years like my old build :-)

    No AMD for me.. i have and AMD build now and decidet to switch to intel.. i'am not happy with AMD...
    I know CPU will be bottleneck but don't know how much of an impact will have in gameing?

    Keep in mind that i will be buying a nwe monitor with a higher resolution down the line...
  5. Whats ur budget??
  6. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    Whats ur budget??



    1000 $
  7. U r goin ti get new cpu/mobo/gpu/ram/case
    Is there anything else u need??
  8. U r goin ti get new cpu/mobo/gpu/ram/case
    Is there anything else u need??
  9. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    U r goin ti get new cpu/mobo/gpu/ram/case
    Is there anything else u need??


    I wrote it all in my first post..i will get new cpu/mobo/ram/case - use my hdd's from current computer, right now i have enough my for either new cpu/mobo/ram/case and use my hd 4850 x2 gpu or by gtx780 and use my old cpu/mobo/ram/case?

    and i will get new bigger monitor down the line..
  10. Get this


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($110.49 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1001.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-08 07:58 EDT-0400)
  11. get 2 gtx 760 would be best for u
    u ll be surprised to see the performance u ll get from this 760 sli
    look at this






  12. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    Get this


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($110.49 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1001.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-08 07:58 EDT-0400)


    that is not an bad build but it cost way more than 1000$ here in Croatia :-(

    as an example gtx 670 is 380$ here :-(

    I could get 2x gtx670, not a bad idea :-) but not sure they will fit on my current mobo?
    That is why i was thinking to get only 1 card...

    My main dillema is how much improvement will be if a get just an gpu... or will it be better to get cpu/mobo/ram(case combination and use my old gpu?
  13. wont i7 be better than i5 becouse of graphic desing (photoshop indesign, illustrator etc...)?
  14. Well you didn't say your in Croatia, your talking in USD, so everyone assume that.

    Yes an i7 would be a bit better, but you can't have it all. lol.
  15. Yeah i7 is reccomended for graphic design due to multithreaded usage


    And yes 670 sli would be great


    Dont frget to close the post
  16. getochkn said:
    Well you didn't say your in Croatia, your talking in USD, so everyone assume that.



    i wrote it in my first post :)
  17. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    Yeah i7 is reccomended for graphic design due to multithreaded usage


    And yes 670 sli would be great


    will it fit on my current mobo?
  18. Papandano said:
    getochkn said:
    Well you didn't say your in Croatia, your talking in USD, so everyone assume that.



    i wrote it in my first post :)


    missed that part but since all your links were from newegg.com, I just assumed US and based things off that.
  19. The i7 need a intel mobo

    And 2x670s would fit but will surely fit but its no point putting them as they will bottleneckd by ur cpu
  20. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    The i7 need a intel mobo

    And 2x670s would fit but will surely fit but its no point putting them as they will bottleneckd by ur cpu


    so there will be no improvement if i just buy the 2x670s for now?
  21. Best answer
    No i will reccomend u to buy a gtx 770 and a phenom ll 1090t
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