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August 24, 2013 3:01:44 PM

I am considering upgrading my pc from an amd radeon 6670 to a Nividia Gtx 770 I am running an Intel I5 3570k and I am considering upgrading my MOBO to a Gigabite GA-Z87-HD3 and my PSU to a Coolermaster GX Lite 500w. I am pretty clueless with this stuff as this is my first upgrade, I have a tight budget of around £500 and I require assistance an weather this is all compatable and if there is a cheaper alternative, Thank you.
August 24, 2013 3:13:56 PM

The mobo you picked is incompatible with the 3570k, get a Z77 board. Also, the PSU sucks, get a 550w+ from Antec, Xfx, Seasonic, or Cosair.
August 24, 2013 3:55:20 PM

Id keep the board and get a current generation CPU ....with such a tight budget, can't get behind investments in "end of life" components, especially when price of 3570k and 4670k are with $10 and oft the same

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August 24, 2013 4:06:21 PM
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CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACFZI30 74.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Intel DZ77SL50K ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.10 @ TigerDirect)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($302.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $485.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you're not into overclocking, you won't need the CPU cooler and your money will be better spent on a HD 7970 GHZ Edition.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both of these cards will provide performance similar to that of the GTX 770 and when overclocked, will surpass it.
August 25, 2013 1:56:37 AM

Kamen_BG said:
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACFZI30 74.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Intel DZ77SL50K ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.10 @ TigerDirect)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($302.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $485.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you're not into overclocking, you won't need the CPU cooler and your money will be better spent on a HD 7970 GHZ Edition.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both of these cards will provide performance similar to that of the GTX 770 and when overclocked, will surpass it.

Wonderful, thank you for the links especially. Does the 7970 provide much with multi monitor support? I noticed the GTX 770 has an extra port and SLI support. Or would the 7970 with Cross fire and an adapter be just as functional? I am defiantly think about getting the 7970 instead as it is far cheaper, although part of the reason I am upgrading is because my 6670 has driver issues and bsods frequently so I dont trust AMD that much.
Thank you for your reply I will most defiantly be following it!

August 25, 2013 2:18:14 AM

Kamen_BG said:
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACFZI30 74.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Intel DZ77SL50K ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.10 @ TigerDirect)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($302.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $485.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you're not into overclocking, you won't need the CPU cooler and your money will be better spent on a HD 7970 GHZ Edition.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both of these cards will provide performance similar to that of the GTX 770 and when overclocked, will surpass it.


I cant appear to find the PSU on any English seller is there any other decent Alternative?
August 25, 2013 9:46:57 AM

Does the 7970 provide much with multi monitor support?
Yes

Would the 7970 with Cross fire and an adapter be just as functional?
Yes. Actually it would be better.
The HD 7970 loses less performance than the GTX 770 as you increase the resolution and you an make more flexible multi-monitor configurations.


My 6670 has driver issues and bsods frequently so I dont trust AMD that much.
I can assure you that this is not a trend.
I've been using my trusty old HD 5770 for 3-4 years now and it's still working like a charm.


As for the power supply just pick up a power supply rated at 550W or more, with an 80 Plus certification with a single 12V rail or multiple rails with 25 amps or more.

Or, simply any power supply from these brands will do, as long as its wattage is sufficient.
Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, Enermax, Fractal Design, PC Power and Cooling, XFX
August 26, 2013 4:04:54 AM

Kamen_BG said:
Does the 7970 provide much with multi monitor support?
Yes

Would the 7970 with Cross fire and an adapter be just as functional?
Yes. Actually it would be better.
The HD 7970 loses less performance than the GTX 770 as you increase the resolution and you an make more flexible multi-monitor configurations.


My 6670 has driver issues and bsods frequently so I dont trust AMD that much.
I can assure you that this is not a trend.
I've been using my trusty old HD 5770 for 3-4 years now and it's still working like a charm.


As for the power supply just pick up a power supply rated at 550W or more, with an 80 Plus certification with a single 12V rail or multiple rails with 25 amps or more.

Or, simply any power supply from these brands will do, as long as its wattage is sufficient.
Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, Enermax, Fractal Design, PC Power and Cooling, XFX


So here is what I have
Asus P8Z77-V LX2 Motherboard (Intel Z77, DDR3, S-ATA 600, ATX, USB 3.0, Socket 1155) http://www.amazon.co.uk/P8Z77-V-LX2-Motherboard-Intel-S...

VTX3D AMD Radeon HD 7970 X-Edition Graphics Card (3GB GDDR5, 384-Bit, 1050MHz, Custom Cooled and Factory Overclocked, DirectX 11.0 Support, PCI-Express 3.0 Ready, HDMI and DVI)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/VTX3D-X-Edition-Graphics-Overcl...

OCZ OCZ-ZS550W-UK 550W ZS Series 550W 80+ Bronze PSU with 135mm Fan & single +12V Rail
http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-OCZ-ZS550W-UK-Series-Bronze...

Will this all work?
August 26, 2013 3:11:25 PM

It will work, but you could make some small improvements.

I assume that the reason you're getting a new motherboard is to enable overclocking.
It does sound like a good idea to spend a bit more and get a motherboard that will enable you to get (almost) the most out of your CPU.

As for the graphics card, I just noticed the incredible price drop some GTX 670's have underwent.
As it stands right now, there's little reason to go for a HD 7970.
An overclocked GTX 670 can be just as fast as a HD 7970 GHZ Edition. Yes, it does not scale as well with overclocking and it will be a get a bit slower as you increase the resolution (compared to the HD 7970), but the difference between the two is not worth 80 pounds.

The power supply you listed will handle that build just fine, but there are better picks in the same price point.
I suggest you check out the Corsair Builder Series CX600M.
It can provide a LOT more power to your main components and also has a modular cabling system which would dramaticly reduce cable clutter in your case.


Suggestion list:

Motherboard:
MSI Z77 GD55
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007JRGWC2/?tag=pcp0f-21

Graphics Card
MSI GTX 770 Power Edition
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-670-power-ed...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1019mhz-boost-1079mhz-plus-fre

Power Supply:
Corsair CX600M
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ALYOTTI/?tag=pcp0f-21

Or, if your current motherboard supports SLI, grab two GTX 670's, a more powerfull power supply and call it a day.
http://www.dabs.com/products/fractal-design-750w-integr...
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