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Is an i7 870 still good for gaming?

I have an i7 870, 8gb RAM, gtx 560 ti and a 700 watt PSU. I want to get a new GPU like a GTX 780 or is it time to get a new processor first?
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  1. Yes it is still a decent CPU.
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    just drop GTX 780 without changing the cpu
    i7 870 is still a good performer

    btw be specific on your 700W PSu model
  3. rolli59 said:
    Yes it is still a decent CPU.


    AMD Radeon said:
    just drop GTX 780 without changing the cpu
    i7 870 is still a good performer

    btw be specific on your 700W PSu model


    Alright, thank you. Sorry about that, I know it's a Cooler Master PSU but not sure of the model. Do you think if I get a GTX 780 that my current system will hold me over for a year or two before I should build a new rig? I don't know much about computers and parts and have never built one.
  4. If it is CM Extreme power you should upgrade before you risk a $500+ GPU on it.
  5. chrisfromoh said:
    rolli59 said:
    Yes it is still a decent CPU.


    AMD Radeon said:
    just drop GTX 780 without changing the cpu
    i7 870 is still a good performer

    btw be specific on your 700W PSu model


    Alright, thank you. Sorry about that, I know it's a Cooler Master PSU but not sure of the model. Do you think if I get a GTX 780 that my current system will hold me over for a year or two before I should build a new rig? I don't know much about computers and parts and have never built one.



    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html

    You're good to go for at least 2 years with your setup and the 780

    arrpee
  6. rolli59 said:
    If it is CM Extreme power you should upgrade before you risk a $500+ GPU on it.


    It's the Extreme Power Plus. Is that not good enough for a GTX 780?
  7. it is a very basic PSU, the capacity label is fake :)

    go upgrade to Corsair TX 650 V2
    or at least XFX 550
  8. AMD Radeon said:
    it is a very basic PSU, the capacity label is fake :)

    go upgrade to Corsair TX 650 V2
    or at least XFX 550


    Alright, if i decided on a GTX 770 instead would my current PSU be okay for that GPU?
  9. chrisfromoh said:
    rolli59 said:
    If it is CM Extreme power you should upgrade before you risk a $500+ GPU on it.


    It's the Extreme Power Plus. Is that not good enough for a GTX 780?

    Here is a review of its 600watt sibling http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/1034/9
    They are made by the same OEM Seventeam
  10. rolli59 said:
    chrisfromoh said:
    rolli59 said:
    If it is CM Extreme power you should upgrade before you risk a $500+ GPU on it.


    It's the Extreme Power Plus. Is that not good enough for a GTX 780?

    Here is a review of its 600watt sibling http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/1034/9
    They are made by the same OEM Seventeam


    Here is a review of your PSU
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-UCP-700W-Power-Supply-Review/759/9

    arrpee
  11. Anonymous said:
    rolli59 said:
    chrisfromoh said:
    rolli59 said:
    If it is CM Extreme power you should upgrade before you risk a $500+ GPU on it.


    It's the Extreme Power Plus. Is that not good enough for a GTX 780?

    Here is a review of its 600watt sibling http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/1034/9
    They are made by the same OEM Seventeam


    Here is a review of your PSU
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-UCP-700W-Power-Supply-Review/759/9

    arrpee


    Hmm, what do you think I should do? Upgrade my PSU and get a GTX 770 now and then a year from now a better GPU? Or can my crappy PSU work okay with a GTX 770? I want to get the most bang for my buck but still have my system balanced.
  12. dude... Corsair / XFX psu is cheap, $60ish

    people buying GTX 770 obviously can afford that
  13. Anonymous said:
    rolli59 said:
    chrisfromoh said:
    rolli59 said:
    If it is CM Extreme power you should upgrade before you risk a $500+ GPU on it.


    It's the Extreme Power Plus. Is that not good enough for a GTX 780?

    Here is a review of its 600watt sibling http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/1034/9
    They are made by the same OEM Seventeam


    Here is a review of your PSU
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-UCP-700W-Power-Supply-Review/759/9

    arrpee

    That is not Extreme power plus but a total different unit made by a different OEM!
  14. AMD Radeon said:
    dude... Corsair / XFX psu is cheap, $60ish

    people buying GTX 770 obviously can afford that


    I don't mind spending the money I'm just not computer savvy so I don't really know which routes to go when it comes to upgrading. From what you told me, I should get a better PSU if i go with a GTX 780, but is it my PSU fine for a 770? If it's not i'll upgrade it but if it's fine, why spend an extra $60? I've never installed any computer parts before so my knowledge is very low on this stuff.
  15. ANY i7 or i5 is just FINE and DANDY for gaming. It doesn't matter what generation it is. Its a high quality high performance CPU. Anyone who states otherwise gets way to deep into "benchmarks" vs. real world performance.
  16. rolli59 said:
    Anonymous said:
    rolli59 said:
    chrisfromoh said:
    rolli59 said:
    If it is CM Extreme power you should upgrade before you risk a $500+ GPU on it.


    It's the Extreme Power Plus. Is that not good enough for a GTX 780?

    Here is a review of its 600watt sibling http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/1034/9
    They are made by the same OEM Seventeam


    Here is a review of your PSU
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-UCP-700W-Power-Supply-Review/759/9

    arrpee

    That is not Extreme power plus but a total different unit made by a different OEM!


    I'm looking at newegg for a corsair tx 750 but i see many different versions. Which one should i go with?
  17. To further help you realize this I am still rolling like a king with my old 860 mate!
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