CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge (OC'd at 4.4Ghz) MOBO - ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS PSU - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Case - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout GPU - EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
I just got taxes back! Looking to upgrade my video card.
I am looking to get the new 7970 (dunno what brand yet) because I will be running 3 monitors for BF3 and other games. I really just want to spend my cash on video card and monitors but if you think I need to upgrade other components before this. Then I will. I do want to OC the GPU as well.
My concern is my case of course. I want it to be able to hold one of these cards and I will probably take a dremmel to my hd bay if need be.
Do I need to upgrade my PSU?
Do I need to upgrade my Case?
Hows my mobo?
Thank you for taking the time to help me. Im just learning this computer stuff and I think im getting the hang of it
Eh well you can't do any upgrading with the Mobo unless u plan on getting new CPU and Mobo. as for everything else. I would recommend a bigger case for better airflow. I use Cooler Master cases but have taken a shine to Corsair cases to. Either the Haf X or the Corsair 500r will do good at airflow and length.As for the brand from the 7970. either Sapphire or XFX. the ASUS one has been selling pretty good to. make sure you have enough adapters to support 3 monitors. as the Card has one DVI, 1 HDMI and the rest are some wierd ports that i dont know much about
Wow, thanks for the quick replys. I like the idea of getting 2 6950's But I was also going to probably get 2 7970's in the near future. I don't think my mobo supports sli/crossfire. On a side note, would my psu be able to support 2 6950's/case would fit this also? Would it be able to play bf3 in ultra settings with 3 monitors (23" LCD)
I think I know what your talkin about the mobo, but the cpu should be fine right? I think the 2500k is solid.