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i have some money and it's just enough for one upgrade..

i5 3570k

Gigabyte GA-P75-D3 Socket 1155 Motherboard

Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10 1.5V


or i can get SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB GDDR5

now this is my current specs

some old dual core processor

4 gb ddr3 1333mhz ram

intel g41m combo

gigabyte hd 6850 extreme oc

i'd love to get the card first but i'm wondering would it be compatible with every thing else and would it hold out for 2 or 3 months till i buy the rest of the stuff...
thanks in advance.

update: i mainly use my pc for gaming, but would the new platform with my old card be good enough for new games?!... right now i'm struggling with most new games .
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  1. Get a new system. If you only got a new graphics card the old CPU would bottleneck.
  2. I would go with I5 3350P with that board since it will not allow you to overclock the 3570K. Either way upgrade the GPU first, it will work, or the platform is your choice but I would go with the platform since the HD6850 will hold you over for few months.
  3. rolli59 said:
    I would go with I5 3350P with that board since it will not allow you to overclock the 3570K. Either way upgrade the GPU first, it will work, or the platform is your choice but I would go with the platform since the HD6850 will hold you over for few months.


    are you sure the motherboard won't let me over clock?!... if not, can you recommend a good motherboard for this processor?
  4. Kelthar said:
    Get a new system. If you only got a new graphics card the old CPU would bottleneck.


    i know my current system will bottleneck... but how much can it bring down the overall performance in gaming?!... i mean, would it really be that bad?
  5. You will need a Z77 board for OC the one I would get http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vlk and here is a list with some cheaper http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#s=14&c=52&sort=a6&qq=1
  6. do a new build,u would be bottlenecked by the dual core(as u are saying it's old enough).If u are getting a hd7970,then you would be very very very badly bottlenecked.And the mobo isn't that good.just do a new build.
    Give us your budget and we shall be able to help u to do a new build.
  7. rolli59 said:
    You will need a Z77 board for OC the one I would get http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vlk and here is a list with some cheaper http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#s=14&c=52&sort=a6&qq=1


    so

    Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket LGA1155 Motherboard

    3570k

    Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10 1.5V

    along side my old card would do for now?!..
  8. Get a MSI Z87-G43 and a 4670k. LGA1155 sockets are dead.
  9. Best answer
    horus896 said:
    rolli59 said:
    You will need a Z77 board for OC the one I would get http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vlk and here is a list with some cheaper http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#s=14&c=52&sort=a6&qq=1


    so

    Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket LGA1155 Motherboard

    3570k

    Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10 1.5V

    along side my old card would do for now?!..

    Yes it would work then in 2-3 months you can upgrade GPU.
  10. sourodip said:
    do a new build,u would be bottlenecked by the dual core(as u are saying it's old enough).If u are getting a hd7970,then you would be very very very badly bottlenecked.And the mobo isn't that good.just do a new build.
    Give us your budget and we shall be able to help u to do a new build.


    right now i have this

    Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket LGA1155 Motherboard

    3570k

    Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10 1.5V

    seems a descent enough build.. but when it comes to the budget it's just a pain in the a**.. i live in Egypt prices here are usually 30$ higher give or take, i wont even start on the exchange rates prices change from week to week.. the build i just mentioned costs 3275 egp today that's about 468$ on amazon it costs 415$.. and probably next week it'll cost more.. any way you don't need to bother your self with all the calculations.. just tell me what you think about the build :)
  11. rolli59 said:
    horus896 said:
    rolli59 said:
    You will need a Z77 board for OC the one I would get http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vlk and here is a list with some cheaper http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#s=14&c=52&sort=a6&qq=1


    so

    Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket LGA1155 Motherboard

    3570k

    Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10 1.5V

    along side my old card would do for now?!..

    Yes it would work then in 2-3 months you can upgrade GPU.


    thanks alot man that was really helpful...
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