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What should i do next? Im a noob

Sooo....i have what i think is a nice computer. But in all honesty i only know general information about computers. How it works, not so much what is better than what. Anywho, i use my pc for basic stuff and gaming. Heres what i got:

I have a full sized tower with 6 hard drive slots (overkill, didnt realize this was what full size was) i got a 500 gb ssd and a 1tb disk drive for memory
An i7 3.7gb processor
Nvidia gtx 780 (msi)
Apevia atx-900w power supply
My motherboard is a gigabyte x79-up4
Im going way overkill on the cooling. I have a giant fan in the back, 2 fans on top, 2 in front and a professionally sealed liquid cooling system.

Honestly i dont know much about all of this. I know a bit about graphics cards, memory and processors. The rest of it im lost in the sauce. I know my graphics card needs upgraded and im looking at ths 1080 ti. Whats the difference in brand like msi vs evga? Does is make any difference to run the same brand motherboard and graphics card?

I know tbis is pretty basic for most of you. Dont burn me uo too bad. Thank you in advance

P.s. i would attach an image but im not sure how to.
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  1. Considering your motherboard is an x79, your CPU is either Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge (these are generations 2 and 3 of the i7 brand). It can also be overclocked (look into it if you want more performance from the hardware, google it). So on the CPU side, you're OK.

    The GPU is quite old too, but GPUs age worse than CPUs, so indeed this is where you can upgrade and better see the improvement. The 1080 Ti is the topmost consumer card right now (well, there's Titan too, but it's not worth the difference in $$). Even a 1080 or 1070 would mean a huge improvement over your current 780, so that's up to you.

    Basically, all 1080 Ti are the same, no matter the brand. They might be slightly more overclocked, there might be longer waranties, the brand may offer better client service, but they are basically the same. If you want to compare models, google reviews of specific models, but i would simply pick the cheapest.

    And no, it doesn't get you anything to run same branded hardware in the computer, it's all standard and no matter the brands it works together just fine.

    Hope it helps! :)
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    pryhorockisage said:
    Sooo....i have what i think is a nice computer. But in all honesty i only know general information about computers. How it works, not so much what is better than what. Anywho, i use my pc for basic stuff and gaming. Heres what i got:

    I have a full sized tower with 6 hard drive slots (overkill, didnt realize this was what full size was) i got a 500 gb ssd and a 1tb disk drive for memory
    An i7 3.7gb processor
    Nvidia gtx 780 (msi)
    Apevia atx-900w power supply
    My motherboard is a gigabyte x79-up4
    Im going way overkill on the cooling. I have a giant fan in the back, 2 fans on top, 2 in front and a professionally sealed liquid cooling system.

    Honestly i dont know much about all of this. I know a bit about graphics cards, memory and processors. The rest of it im lost in the sauce. I know my graphics card needs upgraded and im looking at ths 1080 ti. Whats the difference in brand like msi vs evga? Does is make any difference to run the same brand motherboard and graphics card?

    I know tbis is pretty basic for most of you. Dont burn me uo too bad. Thank you in advance

    P.s. i would attach an image but im not sure how to.


    well, given you've gone OTT on the system :) using it for basic tasks and gaming. Firstly I wouldn't suggest buying a 1080ti unless you are doing high res gaming @1440p and up. The 1080ti is just overkill for anything less.

    You could get a 1060/1070 and save youself a lot of cash, depending on what monitor you have and what resolution you are playing at. Even a GTX1060 6gb will beat the pants off that 780.

    Asides from that your PSU isn't a good one at all. So if your gonna do anything get a decent PSU, you won't regret it.
    Then look at the GPU upgrade depending on what res you play at. If its at 1080p 60/144hz then the 1080ti is overkill, even a 1080 will be. A 1070 will get you serious Ultra settings at 1080p 60hz, and superb performance with maybe some settings dialed back at 1440p.
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  3. Last quick question, you guys rock by the way. Power supply. What should i look for? How much power do i need and such?
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  4. for your system a decent EVGA SUpernova G2 650w would be a good buy. There are other good value/performance PSU's like the Corsair Rm(x) line.
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