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Rebuilding gamer to a more updated gamer

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Last response: in Opinions and Experiences
December 9, 2012 6:05:10 PM


Im am going from an i-3 2120 to the i5 ivy bridge which i have. My board only ran 1333hz ram before the bios update. I believe it supports 1800 now. I have a galaxy 550 ti card originaly and just purchased a 7750 which i am not to sure about. Would i be better off keeping the card or returning it for faster ram ? Or is the card better ok. Another optopn i thought of since im still under the trial period is , should i return both the i5 and card and just go with the i7 ivy bridge and then faster ram etc.

so this is what i originaly had

8 gigs of patriot 1333 ram
galaxy 550 ti 2 gig card
western digital, 500g hd forgot if it was black or green
asus ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM

with the updated bios my rig is looking like this

15 ivy bridge
8 gigs of patriot 1333hz ram
ati 7750 2gig card xfx
ocz ssd 120g and WD 500g HD
same mother board.

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January 31, 2013 11:08:41 AM

What you have updated is fine. You dont need and i7 for gaming, 8gbs of 1333mhz is fine it's what im using in my build. What games do you plan on playing and on what setting?