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July 20, 2014 9:45:17 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: At least 2-3 years ago.

Budget Range: $1500 (at the time of this post, I am continuing to save money.)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming; Artwork (photoshop/illustrator); 3D Modelling; Movies/Music

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Anything

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.centrecom.com.au/ . Or any other Australian based websites.

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Parts Preferences: Thinking about upgrading to Nvidia graphics but aren't too fussed. And wanting to stay with an Intel CPU.

Overclocking: Maybe (won't have any idea what I'm doing)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (using two monitors)

Additional Comments: Want to upgrade my PC to the best it can. And to be able to run games at the max if possible. As well as run the Adobe suite and 3D software (3DS Max, Zbrush, etc).

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: To maximize my 2-3 year old PC so it can run games to their maximum capabilities.

System Specs:

Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.40GHz.

RAM: 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz

Motherboard: MSI H67MA-E45 (MS-7678) (SOCKET 0) 46 °C

Graphics: 1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (Gigabyte) 46 °C

Storage: 59GB KINGSTON SV100S264G ATA Device (SSD) 27 °C
1863GB Western Digital WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device (SATA) 15 °C
1863GB Western Digital WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device (SATA) 20 °C

Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio
July 20, 2014 10:02:55 PM

osa91,

I came up with this upgrade for you: Only the CPU, CPU cooler, Mobo and graphics cards should require upgrading. These components are all designed for overclocking and gaming. 3D rendering is also epic on those 2 780s in SLI.

Hopefully this helped, good luck ;) 

Ryan
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July 20, 2014 10:29:18 PM

Ryan Wee said:
osa91,

I came up with this upgrade for you: Only the CPU, CPU cooler, Mobo and graphics cards should require upgrading. These components are all designed for overclocking and gaming. 3D rendering is also epic on those 2 780s in SLI.

Hopefully this helped, good luck ;) 

Ryan


Thanks for the response,

Did you have a suggestion on which CPU, CPU cooler or Mobo I should look at, as well as the (Nvidia GTX?) 780s?

Thanks.
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July 20, 2014 10:48:25 PM

osa91 said:
Ryan Wee said:
osa91,

I came up with this upgrade for you: Only the CPU, CPU cooler, Mobo and graphics cards should require upgrading. These components are all designed for overclocking and gaming. 3D rendering is also epic on those 2 780s in SLI.

Hopefully this helped, good luck ;) 

Ryan


Thanks for the response,

Did you have a suggestion on which CPU, CPU cooler or Mobo I should look at, as well as the (Nvidia GTX?) 780s?

Thanks.


Sry osa91, there was supposed to be a link for the components, left that out by accident: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/T8fC4D

Ryan
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July 20, 2014 10:54:40 PM

Ryan Wee said:
osa91 said:
Ryan Wee said:
osa91,

I came up with this upgrade for you: Only the CPU, CPU cooler, Mobo and graphics cards should require upgrading. These components are all designed for overclocking and gaming. 3D rendering is also epic on those 2 780s in SLI.

Hopefully this helped, good luck ;) 

Ryan


Thanks for the response,

Did you have a suggestion on which CPU, CPU cooler or Mobo I should look at, as well as the (Nvidia GTX?) 780s?

Thanks.


Sry osa91, there was supposed to be a link for the components, left that out by accident: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/T8fC4D

Ryan


Thanks Ryan,

This will be a great help to me!

Sam.
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July 21, 2014 7:46:58 AM

No worries Sam, glad to help. Good luck upgrading your PC ;) 

Ryan
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