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My current (and very old) build looking for some upgrades

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August 29, 2013 7:53:40 PM

My current PC specs, it might be a bit crappy 'cause it was the first I made.
The upgrades I currently want are for the GPU, CPU, and the MOBO, everything else is fine in my opinion, but you guys are free to tell me otherwise.

NO BUDGET

GPU- Evga GTX570

CPU- Intel Quad Core i7-960 (3.2GHz)

MOBO- GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (I have 2 sets of these so 4x4GB)

PSU- CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Hard drive- It was a Seagate 1TB Harddrive, I don't know the exact name, sorry.

Tower/Case- COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 230mm front 1x 230mm top 1x 230mm side and 1x 140mm rear


Additional Comments- I have a Intel 2600k sitting around in my house waiting to be used (brandnew) and I heard it was comparable to the new 3770k. So my question is whether or not to buy a new CPU or use the 2600k I have. Also, for the GPU, I was thinking about maybe getting a VERY high-end graphics card, but I didn't know what to choose from, some AMD card, GTX690, or Dual 770s. I'd also like to not have a WHOLE NEW PC built, but if things are too hectic feel free to tell me. Thanks alot guys

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August 30, 2013 9:36:22 AM

My suggestion: Go with the 2600k, get an Asus Z77 mobo, and either a gtx690, or a gtx680 4gb edition
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August 31, 2013 10:48:05 AM

Frisbee_68 said:
My suggestion: Go with the 2600k, get an Asus Z77 mobo, and either a gtx690, or a gtx680 4gb edition


Hmmm, you kinda read my mind :/ , I was thinking about getting the Z77 Mobo, but what's the difference between a GTX680 4GB and a 2GB? Also isn't the 770 stronger than the 680 and it also has 4GB?
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August 31, 2013 11:04:09 AM

Higher vram allows for smoother graphics in high action or graphics intensive games. In my opinion, the 680 4gb is better than the 690. If you aren't really going to be doing intense gaming, the 770 with 2gb or the 680 with 2gb should be fine. Both are very respectable cards.
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August 31, 2013 1:24:44 PM

Frisbee_68 said:
Higher vram allows for smoother graphics in high action or graphics intensive games. In my opinion, the 680 4gb is better than the 690. If you aren't really going to be doing intense gaming, the 770 with 2gb or the 680 with 2gb should be fine. Both are very respectable cards.

I'm going to do LOTS of gaming with intense graphics like (EX: BF3, AC3, Sleeping Dogs, Warframe, Crysis, Far Cry, DayZ). Also, there is a 770 with 4gb and it costs less than a 680 4gb.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would this be good because it has 3 fans?
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August 31, 2013 2:52:05 PM

770 should be good for that then. The graphics card in the link is cooled by an aluminium heatsink across the entire card. The 3 fans are to cool the huge heatsink. More enclosed cards often have more efficient copper piping that transfers heat much better than aluminium. So having 3 fans isn't necessarily good, since the cooling system as a whole for the card is less efficient.
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August 31, 2013 3:21:26 PM

LawrenceK said:
Frisbee_68 said:
Higher vram allows for smoother graphics in high action or graphics intensive games. In my opinion, the 680 4gb is better than the 690. If you aren't really going to be doing intense gaming, the 770 with 2gb or the 680 with 2gb should be fine. Both are very respectable cards.

I'm going to do LOTS of gaming with intense graphics like (EX: BF3, AC3, Sleeping Dogs, Warframe, Crysis, Far Cry, DayZ). Also, there is a 770 with 4gb and it costs less than a 680 4gb.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would this be good because it has 3 fans?


The windforce series are my favorite cards. They are great for overclocking and have the best cooling system. As for enclosed cards having a better copper piping system, I will pull a quote straight from the website

" Keeping the same 450W Cooling capacity while using only two slots, the New WINDFORCE 3X 450W cooling system is equipped with two 8mm and four 6mm cooper heat-pipes, inclined fans, and GIGABYTE “Triangle Cool” technology. This not only provides an effective heat dissipation capacity, but GPU Boost 2.0 technology also enables higher performance due to the lower temperature."
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August 31, 2013 6:50:15 PM

RazerZ said:
LawrenceK said:
Frisbee_68 said:
Higher vram allows for smoother graphics in high action or graphics intensive games. In my opinion, the 680 4gb is better than the 690. If you aren't really going to be doing intense gaming, the 770 with 2gb or the 680 with 2gb should be fine. Both are very respectable cards.

I'm going to do LOTS of gaming with intense graphics like (EX: BF3, AC3, Sleeping Dogs, Warframe, Crysis, Far Cry, DayZ). Also, there is a 770 with 4gb and it costs less than a 680 4gb.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would this be good because it has 3 fans?


The windforce series are my favorite cards. They are great for overclocking and have the best cooling system. As for enclosed cards having a better copper piping system, I will pull a quote straight from the website

" Keeping the same 450W Cooling capacity while using only two slots, the New WINDFORCE 3X 450W cooling system is equipped with two 8mm and four 6mm cooper heat-pipes, inclined fans, and GIGABYTE “Triangle Cool” technology. This not only provides an effective heat dissipation capacity, but GPU Boost 2.0 technology also enables higher performance due to the lower temperature."


Hmm, so I'm still kind of confused, the one I linked was Windforce, so that means it would be better?


*Another question* Will my new Corsair HX750w PSU be able to handle an overclocked 770 AND OC'ed 2600k (3.4ghz)?
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August 31, 2013 7:03:41 PM

I didnt see the copper on the Windforce that you linked at first. But yes, it will have better cooling than most other 2 slot cards. And yes, 750w should be plenty for what you have.
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