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Upgrading Computer tomorrow, Need advice

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August 25, 2011 6:53:10 PM

I'm well overdue an upgrade for my computer, and tomorrow I'm going to bite the bullet and order some new parts.

At present my specs are:

2.8ghz AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600

3gb DDR2 667Mhz

ATi HD5830

500W Power supply (Arctic Power)

500Gb 7200RPM HDD

Gigabyte ga ma69vm s2 Motherboard

I've had this for a few years now, and I can't run the newest games particularly well.
This is what I am looking at

Intel i5 2500K 3.3Ghz

8Gb DDR3 1600Mhz

Arctic power 700w PSU


Casecom Case

DVD drive

My existing 500gb HDD (also have a 1tb external, so I use that for all other storage, Music etc)

My ATi HD5830 1gb (Still pretty decent, may upgrade to something better in the future)

This will be around £360, which seems reasonable, Its virtually a whole new computer, rather than an upgrade. But its the most cost effective way in my opinion :) 

Does that seem like a good way forward? This is about the most I want to spend, being somewhat on a budget(Car insurance is a killer right now).
and if not, what should I get? I was looking at AMD, but until the Bulldozer comes out, Intel stand out the most with the i5 (or maybe even i7, if I want to stretch that far?)

Thanks :) 
August 25, 2011 7:06:33 PM

the mothermoard you are getting "h61" does not allow for overclocking of your 2500k, if you want to overclock you will need a "p67" or "z68" series motherboard. if you do not want to overclock just get the i5 2500 (without the k).
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August 25, 2011 7:10:27 PM

^nicely picked up Weez, ty man
August 25, 2011 7:17:31 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
^nicely picked up Weez, ty man

We are such nice helpful people :lol: 
August 25, 2011 9:18:17 PM

Sorry for double post...But why can't I edit my own messages? :( 
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August 25, 2011 9:25:16 PM

If you're still intent on the i5 build then just reuse your existing power supply too.