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June 18, 2014 6:29:05 PM

So I'm thinking about upgrading my mobo, CPU, and probably my OS as it is currently OEM. Currently using a 3570k with an ASRock Z77 Extreme4, and Win7 Home Premium OEM, and wanting to upgrade to a 4770k or 4790k, with an ASRock Z97 Extreme 4. Will be buying the same Win7 again.
If I'm buying a "new" OS do I still need to backup? And what to I do with my curent Win7? Do I need to remove it from the SSD? And then can I just install the new Win7 on that SSD? Can I unplug my HDD and plug it back into the new mobo without any problems?

This is all really confusing to me, and even though I could put off upgrading these things for a while, I will need to do it eventually and would like to know exactly, or close to exactly, what I have to do...
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June 18, 2014 6:33:15 PM

What gains do you expect to get from the new CPU?

I assume you are rendering/ encoding?
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June 18, 2014 6:40:20 PM

tiny voices said:
What gains do you expect to get from the new CPU?

I assume you are rendering/ encoding?


No. I just figured that as I want to SLI my 780ti, it would be a good idea to upgrade my CPU, which of course means I have to upgrade my mobo.
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June 18, 2014 6:42:58 PM

No, you can easily SLI your 780TI and have no bottleneck issues on your 3570k. Throw an overclock on there if you are worried.

What resolution are you at? Must be more than 1080p for a single 780ti let alone 2.
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June 18, 2014 6:48:19 PM

tiny voices said:
No, you can easily SLI your 780TI and have no bottleneck issues on your 3570k. Throw an overclock on there if you are worried.

What resolution are you at? Must be more than 1080p for a single 780ti let alone 2.


Oh, well, that changes things. I was sure I had read on these forums that a 780ti SLI on 3570k wouldn't be too compatible. I was thinking of getting another two 1080p monitors, making it 3. Would SLI on that still be unecessary? I'd assume that it wouldn't be.
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June 18, 2014 6:49:41 PM

Get the 2 extra monitors and try it first.
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June 18, 2014 6:55:01 PM

tiny voices said:
Get the 2 extra monitors and try it first.


Good point. Though I do find that not all games even clear 60 FPS on the one monitor. Every game I play I go for max settings, but I kinda assumed that a 780ti should easily clear 60 FPS with highest settings thrown at it. Or is that just a matter of poor optimization?
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June 18, 2014 9:22:33 PM

Either you have a problem or you are playing VERY poorly coded games. Even a normal 780 should easily max anything at 1080p. A 780ti won't even break a sweat at 1080p.
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June 18, 2014 9:42:08 PM

tiny voices said:
Either you have a problem or you are playing VERY poorly coded games. Even a normal 780 should easily max anything at 1080p. A 780ti won't even break a sweat at 1080p.


Well it's only a few games. Crysis 3, for example, doesn't usually clear 60 FPS on max. I know the game is quite graphically intensive, and worrying about it not hitting 60 FPS seems trivial, but you'd think that after forking out $800 for a GPU, the card would handle anything thrown at it on max with 60+ FPS.

I've recently read that a single 780ti wouldn't maintain 60 FPS, even on 1080p.
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June 18, 2014 11:17:52 PM

Crysis is TERRIBLY coded. Basically nothing can max it at 60fps 100% of the time.

A 780ti will basically max any game.
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June 18, 2014 11:27:46 PM

tiny voices said:
Crysis is TERRIBLY coded. Basically nothing can max it at 60fps 100% of the time.

A 780ti will basically max any game.


Guess I won't be worrying about Crysis 3's performance again, then.
You'd certainly expect it to. As I said, it's only two or three games that can't hold a steady 60+ FPS, and similar to Crysis 3, it's probably just due to poor optimisation. Anyway, I guess I'll just see how the one card handles 3x1080p.

Cheers for your help :D 
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