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Upgrading CPU, Video Card, and Mobo need advice

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March 25, 2014 4:53:23 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next few days

Budget Range: (e.g.: 700-800) After Rebates; Before Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, schoolwork/internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, mobo, video card (PSU I have is 750W http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750snlb...)

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Central Florida

Parts Preferences: intel & nvidia

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I already have the RAM, PSU, and Hard Drive, I'm only looking for a new CPU, mobo and graphics card. Do you think 750W power source is enough?

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Graphics card died and took the PCI-E slot on my current mobo with it figured it was a good time to upgrade these and the CPU as well.

This is what the whole package will look like, the RAM, Storage, Power Supply and Case are the ones I already own. The CPU, MOBO, and Video Card are what I'm looking to buy. Under Compatibility Notes it says something about operating voltage of the RAM exceeding the CPU. I'm not completely sure what this means, should I be concerned?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gqpU

Intel Core i5 3.3GHz

Asus P8Z77-V

Gigabyte GeForce 4GB

Thanks.

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March 25, 2014 5:10:32 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/199CA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/199CA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/199CA/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $711.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 20:09 EDT-0400)
And non overclocking
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1a7Lj
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1a7Lj/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1a7Lj/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $669.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 20:10 EDT-0400) Im from central florida too btw
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March 25, 2014 5:11:13 PM

750w is plenty as long as it still in good shape
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March 26, 2014 10:44:57 AM

redmage628 said:
Thank you for the answer! But I am curious, why go with the Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx770dc2o...

over the Gigabyte GV-N770OC-4GD ? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn770... ?

Are the extra 2GB of memory unimportant on a graphics card or is it a PSU issue?

For 1080p gaming 2gb is plenty of vram, so i went with the asus. I didnt have anything to do with the psu you could run a gtx 780 on that psu tbh assuming its still working well.

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March 26, 2014 11:26:34 AM

I see, well thank you for all your help :) 
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March 26, 2014 11:27:46 AM

redmage628 said:
I see, well thank you for all your help :) 

Have fun!
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