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Gaming Computer Update

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February 4, 2013 8:24:23 AM

Hello,
this is my current computer, Ive got only my graphics card updated:

Processor: Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8400 @2.66GHz
RAM: 4 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5P43TD PRO (LGA775)
Graphic card : Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Power Supply: Corsair HX520W Modular Power Supply
HDD: Western Digital WD500AAKS Caviar blue (16MB cache)

But I am planning to upgrate everything else besides grapgics gard, because I am experiencing some compatibility issues, at least I think so.
I found some tutorial for putting together a good gaming PC in one magazine so I managed to make this set up:

Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K - 3.4GHz BOX
RAM: CORSAIR DDR3 2x4096MB Vengeance
Motherboard: ASUS P8Q77-M
Graphic card : Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Power Supply: CORSAIR TX650W
HDD: Western Digital Green 1,5TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB WD15EARX

So community do you think this set up is worth it, just for games?
And is everything necessary to upgrade? Like I cant keep my power supply right? I wanted to save some money :) 

Thank you very much in advance for answers and tips .

I found forum about New Builds here, so I made this thread there, but I cant delete this one, so sorry for double posting :( 

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February 4, 2013 8:59:18 AM

It all looks OK but its alot to spend for not a huge performance boost. You can keep the old power supply.
February 4, 2013 4:11:13 PM

Old power supply is fine and also do you really think you need a 1.5 TB hard drive?
Just because many people have it doesn't mean it's very useful.
I would say 500 or 750 would perfectly suffice (considering you want to use the PC for gaming).If you think you will need 1.5Tb then buy it.
Also I would recommend keeping the current motherboard but if you really want to cut short on money try this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Again , I strongly recommend keeping the current one.

P.S Take 4x2048 and not 2x4096
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February 4, 2013 7:24:02 PM

go with a 750gb hdd and get a 128 or 64gb ssd for the operating sistem
February 5, 2013 12:59:19 AM

Ramzzz2936 said:
go with a 750gb hdd and get a 128 or 64gb ssd for the operating sistem


I would say go for 128GB SSD but you can maybe get a 64GB one if you are mindful of the future.
Try not to save data on both your solid state and hard drive. If you fall short of SSD space later then it's a problem.
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