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making the switch from console to pc gaming want ideas on what component's are best and why

Right now I have a pre built Asus that has a core i3 3220 3.30 ghz ivy bridge 6gb ddr3 ram 798mhz. motherboard is cm6330_cm6630_cm6730_cm6830 (lga1155)
Intel hd graphics
1tb Seagate hd
Asus did drive
I was wondering if I could swap the cpu for an i5 or i7. But still keep the motherboard also my power supply is a 350 watt. Any suggestions will help I just want to game my budget is between 400 to 600$
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $544.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    get this combo and you'll have a pretty top notch gaming PC, GTX 770 is one of the strongest GPUs on the market today, and an i5 Ivy Bridge is strong enough to tackle any tasks today.

    and swap the PSU for a better one, or at least something that has the specifications to match an i5 and GTX770.
  2. lmaonade200 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $544.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    get this combo and you'll have a pretty top notch gaming PC, GTX 770 is one of the strongest GPUs on the market today, and an i5 Ivy Bridge is strong enough to tackle any tasks today.

    and swap the PSU for a better one, or at least something that has the specifications to match an i5 and GTX770.


    another thing that concerns me is the power supply is on the top instead of the bottom will that be a problem when swapping it?
  3. I do not think so, most PSUs come with the screws to accommodate top mounting I believe and many are still manufactured with top to bottom in mind, the only concern would be wire length I would think, which could be too short if you choose to hide the wire looms, but if you tie them up with a zip tie or something and let them dangle on the inside of the case (which many people don't like to do for the sake of cable management) then they should be long enough.
  4. lmaonade200 said:
    I do not think so, most PSUs come with the screws to accommodate top mounting I believe and many are still manufactured with top to bottom in mind, the only concern would be wire length I would think, which could be too short if you choose to hide the wire looms, but if you tie them up with a zip tie or something and let them dangle on the inside of the case (which many people don't like to do for the sake of cable management) then they should be long enough.


    Do you know if i would be able to make case swap with my current computer but still be able to use the motherboard and all other components? Cause the current case I have is pretty small I'm worried about overheating.
  5. I'm not sure, I've never had an Asus pre-built before so I'm not sure if the motherboard is compatible with other cases or not (like in the case of Dell/HP, their motherboards are often proprietary and not compatible with standard cases), but since Asus is a manufacturer of standard motherboards I will assume that yes, it should be able to be put in any case of the same form factor
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