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Complete noob at pc needs some help...

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December 7, 2013 12:03:42 PM

Ok hi there guys, thank you for reading. So I have bought a computer 2 years ago for 1800 euro which I know now that it is way too much for what I actually have now... It had the following specs.

CPU: i7 2600k (not overclocked)
GPU: GTX 670
PSU: Antec VP-450P
motherboard: P8Z68-Vpro
RAM: 2x4 kingston hyper
CPU cooler: corsaire A70
SSD: 120 gb

Do I have a bottleneck or something that should be upgraded to run good? I also would like to get a i7 4770k. I need some suggestions...please help?

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December 7, 2013 12:13:14 PM

with a bios update you could toss in an ib cpu. it not going to be much faster then the i7 you have now. your haswell cpu upgrade would be a waste of money as the newer cpu only 10 percent faster then your old one. I would replace your power supply with an 850w unit and put in another 670 card and sli them. your rig then should last for a few more years without needing any parts.
December 7, 2013 12:13:48 PM

It would be cheaper to get a good cooler and over clock then a new motherboard and CPU. Your CPU is still very good over clocked. There really isn't a bottleneck if you want more performance upgrade your gpu
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December 7, 2013 1:07:48 PM

How much better would you say my pc would be with thate xtra 670 and the 850w PCU? Thank you for replying so fast