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June 8, 2014 8:30:42 PM

Hello Community, I am looking to upgrade my PC specs (in signature). I mostly play FPS games. I don't need a super rig just something to play games at high rates smoothly. Thanks in advance!

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June 8, 2014 8:58:41 PM

Do you have a budget in mind?
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June 8, 2014 10:10:42 PM

You should keep the hdd,CPU cooler, and maybe PSU and case. I would upgrade the GPU,CPU,Ram, and Mobo.
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June 8, 2014 11:43:32 PM

NeonMane said:
Do you have a budget in mind?


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June 8, 2014 11:47:45 PM

Not really, I mean I was looking at a medium build with an i5, I already have a case, another OS, keyboard, mouse, monitor, and speakers so I only need CPU, Motherboard, WAY more memory! And I would like to keep my GTX 8800 ultras for a little while till I can get my hands on a 760 or 770
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June 9, 2014 8:21:40 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VMbK23
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VMbK23/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VMbK23/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.02 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $422.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-09 11:18 EDT-0400)
8gb of memory, great i5 but if your not overclocking i would get the i5-4670 non k and a H1/H7 mobo. The Fatal1ty Z87 Killer allow for sli so you can still use those GTX 8800 in sli
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June 11, 2014 8:29:30 AM

NeonMane said:
Do you have a budget in mind?

My budget for upgrading is like $800-$1000
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June 11, 2014 8:33:40 AM

Znoxz said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VMbK23
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VMbK23/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VMbK23/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.02 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $422.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-09 11:18 EDT-0400)
8gb of memory, great i5 but if your not overclocking i would get the i5-4670 non k and a H1/H7 mobo. The Fatal1ty Z87 Killer allow for sli so you can still use those GTX 8800 in sli

Dude sweet list!! only question is will that mobo support my 760 or 770 when i go to upgrade? and i would go with K because i want to overclock it to the limit and then i need a good wanta-be liquid cooler like corsairs h100i this is the list i was thinking about tell me what you think.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Hbw3ZL) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Hbw3ZL/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Hbw3ZL/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $233.97 @ OutletPC
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i) | $89.99 @ Best Buy
**Motherboard** | [MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g45gami...) | $133.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmy8gx3m2a1...) | $84.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...) | $84.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $627.91
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-11 11:33 EDT-0400 |
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June 11, 2014 11:40:41 AM

The motherboard should support any gpu out right now or until they release 4.0 pci express gpu and motherboard.
The corsairs h100i is a good cooler and should overclock well.
Another great cooler is the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CKDYrq...
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June 11, 2014 3:57:31 PM

Znoxz said:
The motherboard should support any gpu out right now or until they release 4.0 pci express gpu and motherboard.
The corsairs h100i is a good cooler and should overclock well.
Another great cooler is the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CKDYrq...


that is one good cooler too and same price! what motherbored would be the best choice for me as I'm not going with a z97 chipset or a 5th gen intel
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June 11, 2014 4:11:29 PM

Mr_Zeeek628 said:
Znoxz said:
The motherboard should support any gpu out right now or until they release 4.0 pci express gpu and motherboard.
The corsairs h100i is a good cooler and should overclock well.
Another great cooler is the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CKDYrq...


that is one good cooler too and same price! what motherbored would be the best choice for me as I'm not going with a z97 chipset or a 5th gen intel

What gen intel if your going with the 4670k then the Z97 motherboard should still work with them.
If your talking about the 3rd gen like the I5 3570K then I recommend a Z77 motherboard.
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