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Keep my Q9550 and get a gtx 760 or replace MOBO, CPU and Ram?

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August 8, 2013 8:48:26 AM

I am leaning towards buying a gtx 760 windforce OC, and i was originally going to get an upgrade package containing a new CPU(i5-3470), a new MOBO and new Ram. But since then i have read alot of people saying that the Q9550 still is an ok CPU, so now im thinking of only getting the new GPU(GTX 760 OC) and keep my current system.

Will my current MOBO (P5K/EPU) work well with this setup? and will my case have enough room for the GTX 760? (Antec Sonata Elite Midi Tower).

Also, is there enough space on the MOBO as well?

Thanks in advance!

Btw, my complete build:
Antec Sonata Elite Midi Tower
Corsair VX550W Psu
Q9550 Cpu (not OC)
Corsair TWIN2X PC6400C4DHX DDR2 4GB KIT Ram
Radeon HD 4850 GPU

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August 8, 2013 9:25:30 AM

If you do get a 760 there will be ALOT of bottlenecking. I'd upgrade CPU, MOBO and RAM, and then in the future upgrade your GPU.
August 8, 2013 9:47:49 AM

Okay. What do you think of this upgrade:
Intel® LGA1150 Core i5-4670K
MSI Z87-G43, Socket-1150
Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 8GB(2x4GB)?
(And of course the GTX 760)
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August 8, 2013 9:56:42 AM

You are overclocking? If so you may want to go with something with more power phases, such as the EXT 6. Apart from that, its pretty good.