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March 17, 2014 5:35:06 AM

Hi all,
Basically I wish to build a new pc and would like to know if they are all compatible and can run games at 1600x1200 ultra (games for example = BF3, skyrim, witcher 2, dark souls, batman arkham origins etc). My current specs are:
AMD Athlon x2 260
500W psu
nvidia GTX 650
mobo is some amd am3 thingy not too good
Like 4 TB of hard drives

And I want to buy all of this:
nvidia GTX 670
(will the psu be alright..?)
intel i5 3570 (non-k)
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H MB, Socket 1155, Intel B75 Chipset, 4x DDR3, SATA3, USB3.0, 7.1 CH, GbLAN OR FOR AN EXTRA 9 DOLLARS (tell me if worth)
Asrock Z77-PRO3 Z77/4 x DDR3/1 x PCI-E3.0/2 x SATA3/4 x USB3.0/HDMI/D-

And also would I need to back up everything for a new mobo?

I think I covered anything, money isn't an issue, all I want is fps :) 
Cheers

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March 17, 2014 5:38:15 AM

Whats your budget and where do you live?
It's fun to OC! :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($327.36 @ B&H)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $761.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-17 08:43 EDT-0400)
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March 17, 2014 7:25:17 AM

I'd also like to know your budget. If you don't want to overclock, that's cool. It's more of a hobby now.
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March 17, 2014 8:25:56 AM

There are a few things you could change without increasing your budget drasticly ($50 or so). you can replace the processor with a i5-4670 and replace the GPU with a 770, or wait for the 800 series cards that are right around the corner ( your i5 has integrated graphics that will work till then but really cant handle games at 1200p much less ultra. However with the new processor you will need a new motherboard and a good one is GA-Z87-HD3, its more expensive in all but it will serve you well. I would also recomend going with a corsair 650W psu or higher. and as for the backup, do it, its better to have done it than to not do it and realize that you need it
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March 17, 2014 3:05:58 PM

Ahmadjon said:
Whats your budget and where do you live?
It's fun to OC! :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($327.36 @ B&H)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $761.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-17 08:43 EDT-0400)


Thanks for the reply,
My budget is around about 500; I'm buying the GTX 670 for 100 AUD (living in oz), off a mate so I don't really want to go overboard on better ones. The rest varies but basically under 100 except for the i5 3570 which is something like 255. Can you tell me if the psu will be alright and which motherboard to get?
Thanks
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March 17, 2014 3:07:04 PM

barto said:
I'd also like to know your budget. If you don't want to overclock, that's cool. It's more of a hobby now.


Budget is about 500, probs 550 AUD.
I do not wish to overclock.
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March 17, 2014 3:17:36 PM

gamerguy319 said:
There are a few things you could change without increasing your budget drasticly ($50 or so). you can replace the processor with a i5-4670 and replace the GPU with a 770, or wait for the 800 series cards that are right around the corner ( your i5 has integrated graphics that will work till then but really cant handle games at 1200p much less ultra. However with the new processor you will need a new motherboard and a good one is GA-Z87-HD3, its more expensive in all but it will serve you well. I would also recomend going with a corsair 650W psu or higher. and as for the backup, do it, its better to have done it than to not do it and realize that you need it


Thanks a bunch man!
I am considering a i5 4670 as it is better for gaming (please clarify lol) over the 3570 and also the 4670 is 3 dollars cheaper that the 3570 on umart so...yeah. Unfortunately, the Ga-Z87-HD3 is a touch out of my budget, would you recommend a step or two down? I was thinking matched with the 4670 a "ASRock H81M-DGS Socket 1150 2xDDR3 SATA3 USB3 D-Sub DVI MicroATX" or a "ASRock H81M-HDS Socket 1150 2xDDR3 2XSATA3 4XUSB3 HDMI D-Sub DVI GLAN". Its like 65 dollars, would there be a massive difference in FPS between the one you mentioned and these ones?There's a dollar difference between the two as well; whats the difference? I only have an 8gb stick of DDR3 ram so I do not need >2 slots.
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March 24, 2014 9:08:58 PM

The Motherboard Really does not affect frame rate much but I would pay attention to the reviews on those motherboards because AsRock can be touch and go at times. I recommend the I5 4670 over the 3570 because it is a newer architecture which has several changes to it over the 3570 which makes it perform marginally better. I apologize for the Belated reply, I did not catch the email for this thread.
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