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December 31, 2013 10:54:27 PM

I need to upgrade the majority of my computer, is this a good setup and are these prices reasonable? I'm including special warranties for most of it. I'm using USD as well.
GPU: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 - $200.00
RAM: 16 gig thing - $150.00
OS: windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $100.00
Hard drive: 500gb SSD - $330.00
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670k - $200.00
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 - $150.00
Wireless Card - ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 - $100.00

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December 31, 2013 10:58:55 PM

What are you upgrading from or are you building a completely new system?
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December 31, 2013 11:42:09 PM

symsus said:
What are you upgrading from or are you building a completely new system?


My case (I'm keeping it) is an RC-541-SKR1, my power supply is a 750w Cooler Master, not sure which model though. My old motherboard is an Asus M2A-VM HDMI, I have no idea what my old GPU is, it burnt out. It didn't look too fancy. My Hard Drives are fine but I'm looking to add an SSD on to make sure my games run smooth, My RAM is a piddly 3.5 gigs. My CPU isn't too fancy either. Only 2.4 ghz I believe. It's quad core at least. I'm basically gutting it except for the Hard Drives, PSU, Case, and I might need another heat sink but I'm not sure.
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December 31, 2013 11:48:25 PM

Is this computer just for gaming or serving other pruposes?
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December 31, 2013 11:54:38 PM

symsus said:
Is this computer just for gaming or serving other pruposes?


Gaming. And I do need a new heatsink turns out, so I guess the Hyper Evo 212 will do nicely.
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January 1, 2014 12:11:21 AM

Everything seems to be in form and yes the evo 212 is perfect as it will lower the cpu temps with quiet performance.

I have to question is the Wireless Card - ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 necessary? A d-link $30-$40 wireless adapter would do as you can bump the settings to 5hz if required.
Also you don't need 16gb of ram for gaming. Your computer wouldn't use the other 8gb, so I'd recommend purchasing just one 8gb kit
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January 1, 2014 12:38:21 AM

symsus said:
Everything seems to be in form and yes the evo 212 is perfect as it will lower the cpu temps with quiet performance.

I have to question is the Wireless Card - ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 necessary? A d-link $30-$40 wireless adapter would do as you can bump the settings to 5hz if required.
Also you don't need 16gb of ram for gaming. Your computer wouldn't use the other 8gb, so I'd recommend purchasing just one 8gb kit


Alright thank you. Some of the games I play are very CPU intensive, and will use a lot of RAM. I would rather have the extra room. And can you link me to a better wireless card? I can't find any decent ones that are x4 slots.
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January 1, 2014 1:23:10 AM

Thanks man, you've been a big help
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