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Looking to upgrade my current build, need advice

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February 7, 2014 11:50:54 AM

Here's my situation, I'm still some what inexperienced in building PCs. Built my current one back in 2008 and really have only added a newer GPU (back then) and some RAM. I'm looking into getting into possibly overclocking but really just wanting to be able to upgrade my current build into a nice gaming rig.

Current build
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
AMD Radeon HD 6850
11.5 GB of RAM maybe 1333 MHz don't remember
Corsair HX Professional Series 850-Watt 80 Plus
Mobo is a ASUS P6T (Has PCI 2.0 and supports up to DRR3)

Right now, I know I need to upgrade my GPU, looking at EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked. But what else is a priority asides my GPU? The i7 is ok I guess but the 2.67GHz doesn't seem like enough for some reason. Again still inexperienced so just looking for advice.

EDIT: BTW budget right now is roughly $500-$600, but not looking to spend it all on the GPU alone. I am upgrading my case as well to a Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower and if I get into OC then a Corsair Hydro Liquid CPU Cooler H100i as well.
February 7, 2014 12:07:42 PM

woltej1 said:
I would buy the 770, then get a hyper212 cpu cooler and OC. I'm running a 280x off of a i5 750 no problems so your CPU is still fine.

Ok, cool. You suggest the hyper212, is the Corsair just overkill at this point?

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February 7, 2014 12:10:04 PM

oh, you must've edited it after, but it's not overkill, liquid cooling is made for high OC so if that's what you're going to do then that system is a great liquid cooler.