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March 30, 2014 8:18:08 AM

Hi there guys, I got some questions regarding a PC upgrade that I want to make in the future 5-6 months. I am currently running a

CPU : Intel i7 2600
Motherboard : Gigabyte Z68X-UD3P
Memory : 8 GB Corsair DDR3 1600mhz XMS3
Hard Drive / SSD : 2 TB S-ATA III 6Gb/s / SanDisk Extreme SSD 120 GB
Graphics Card : Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1,280MB
Optical Drive : 22x DVD+-RW DL S-ATA
PSU : 700W Xigmatek

My concerns are mainly focused around the PSU and the graphics card upgrade... The motherboard is pretty standard and it doesn't support PCI Express 3.0 as it's quite old and needs to be changed too. Would my PSU be powerful enough to drive a new graphics cards such as Nvidia GeForce GTX 760+ or would I need to upgrade that too.

Bottom line .. I want to buy a better GPU some time in the future, which means that I need to change my Motherboard, but do you think I will be able to use the same PSU ? Thank you. (You can give suggestions on what the most budget - efficient upgrade can be, having those current specs).

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March 30, 2014 8:58:03 AM

Go with a gtx 770 or gtx 780 or gtx 780ti the cpu and mobo are ok. actually xigmatek makes some solid quality units no need to replace.
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March 30, 2014 9:28:49 AM

ModernWarfare said:
Go with a gtx 770 or gtx 780 or gtx 780ti the cpu and mobo are ok. actually xigmatek makes some solid quality units no need to replace.


nice I was thinking of the same GPUs but what do you mean the motherboard is okay .. can PCI Express 3.0 GPU be used on a motherboard that supports PCI 2.0 .. ? and if yes .. are there any limitation to doing that ?
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March 30, 2014 9:39:40 AM

Yes you can use a 3.0 graphics card on a 2.0 it will not effect performance what so ever.
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