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Major upgrade. Compatibility advice/anything else welcomed.

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January 30, 2014 3:15:49 PM

Current System:

Case: Corsair Graphite Series 600T.

Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz (OCed to 4.4GHz).

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LE (Intel Z68 Chipset B3 Revision).

Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance.

PSU: 600W Corsair CX600 V2.

Hard Drive: 500GB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM -- 16MB Cache -- Blue Edition).

Optical Drive: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x).

Internet Access: Time Warner Cable Ultimate High Speed Network.

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB (EVGA Edition).

Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio.

Wireless: PCI-E Card.

Air Cooling: Corsair A70 Dual 120mm Fans High Performance Cooler.

Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans.

Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Red).

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit).

Recovery: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD).

Virus/Malware: Norton Internet Security 2014.

Display: HP 2511x: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz.

Speakers: - Bose Companion.

Headphones: Razer Kraken PRO Over Ear PC and Music Headset – Black.

Keyboard: Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard -- MX Cherry Black.

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013.

Mouse Pad: Razer Goliathus 2014 Medium CONTROL Soft Gaming Mouse Mat.

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Upgrades:

Memory: 16GB DDR3 -- 1866MHz -- G. Skill ARES Series -- Low Profile – (2 x 8GB).

PSU: 860W Corsair AX860 Fully Modular.

SSD: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 2.5-Inch 240GB.

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified w/ EVGA ACX Cooler.

Sound Card: MAYBE… Maybe an ASUS Sound Card -- Maybe.

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I hope that's not too much; just wanted to make everything known. I play Dead Space series, Resident Evil series, Crysis series, Saints Row series, Bioshock series, Tomb Raider -- AAA Games and below also. Just a gaming pc.

Any mistakes here? Advice? Critique?

All welcomed.

Love this site. Thanks guys.
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January 30, 2014 3:24:42 PM

If the system is only for gaming you don't need the RAM upgrade.

The PSU is overkill. You probably picked it it to allow a second GTX 780 Ti later - but that won't work well because your MB runs the second PCI-E x16 slot at x4 speed. You can downgrade the PSU to 650 HX for example.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 30, 2014 3:42:11 PM

aevm said:
If the system is only for gaming you don't need the RAM upgrade.

The PSU is overkill. You probably picked it it to allow a second GTX 780 Ti later - but that won't work well because your MB runs the second PCI-E x16 slot at x4 speed. You can downgrade the PSU to 650 HX for example.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thanks aevm. Do you think the psu I have now is enough?
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January 30, 2014 3:55:58 PM

It is enough. It offers 46A, above the 42A recommended for the GTX 780 Ti. It's just that it's low quality and now you've got an expensive GTX 780 Ti there.
You decide if you want to change it. It would be safer, but it's not absolutely necessary.
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January 30, 2014 4:23:49 PM

Again ty aevm. I am going to upgrade the psu then. May go AX760 or go your route with the HX650. Hate this board can't be SLIed.
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January 30, 2014 4:28:52 PM

Well, you can upgrade the MB+CPU next year. If the 4k monitors become affordable and you get one you'll need SLI.

If that makes sense to you then get the 860W PSU after all.

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January 30, 2014 4:31:17 PM

Not a bad idea at all. Ty.
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