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May 27, 2012 8:40:17 AM

My System specs:
Pentium dual core E5300@2.6GHz
3 GB ddr2
GTX 285
Corsair GS700 700W

My options:
i)
Upgrade to Core i7 2600k+8GB corsair vengeance+1155 Motherboard
Keeping GTX285
ii)
Upgrade to GTX680
keeping the entire system

I cant afford both now,i think the GTX 285 is still powerful except it has only 1GB memory(hwcompare.com)


so please suggest me an option and if the first is better suggest me an motherboard too
Thanks in advance
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May 27, 2012 9:05:47 AM

Here's the best option for you: divide the money.
It makes no sense getting a i7 2600k and keep the gtx285 just as it makes no sense getting a gtx680 and keep the rest.
It is much better to upgrade everything. You will get a better result. How much can you spend?
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May 27, 2012 9:07:18 AM

akxpckwb said:
Here's the best option for you: divide the money.
It makes no sense getting a i7 2600k and keep the gtx285 just as it makes no sense getting a gtx680 and keep the rest.
It is much better to upgrade everything. You will get a better result. How much can you spend?

$800
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May 27, 2012 9:47:38 AM

$49.99
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I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile. And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.

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May 27, 2012 9:57:34 AM

+1 upgrade CPU and mobo first and then upgrade GPU. If everything is perfectly balanced then you always have to upgrage both at the same time. If you have a degree of imbalance, then you'll get benefits from both components every time you upgrade either.
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May 27, 2012 10:26:03 AM

get a used 480 off ebay for < 200.00 and pump rest into cpu and board ram
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May 27, 2012 10:34:49 AM

nikorr said:
$429.99 ->$399.99 after mail-in rebate

PNY VCGGTX670XPB GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/14-133-452-TS?$S300$

i am from India so newegg is out of my reach and for 2500k i need to spend about $280
my GPU current status http://www.hwcompare.com/12579/geforce-gtx-285-1gb-vs-g...
my cpu current status http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Pentium+Dual-Co...

I dont know much about PCs
i have 2*4GB corsair vengeance 1600mhz but it wouldnot fit to my current mobo(DG41RQ)
That's why i planned to buy a good cpu first and later a GPU
please check ebay.in for my budget in INR40000

then tell me CPU+GPU Upgrade or CPU first
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May 27, 2012 10:42:37 AM

jijomathew said:
GTX 670 not available in India yet!!

i am sorry . . :( 
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May 27, 2012 10:45:33 AM

jijomathew said:
i am from India so newegg is out of my reach and for 2500k i need to spend about $280
my GPU current status http://www.hwcompare.com/12579/geforce-gtx-285-1gb-vs-g...
my cpu current status http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Pentium+Dual-Co...

I dont know much about PCs
i have 2*4GB corsair vengeance 1600mhz but it wouldnot fit to my current mobo(DG41RQ)
That's why i planned to buy a good cpu first and later a GPU
please check ebay.in for my budget in INR40000

then tell me CPU+GPU Upgrade or CPU first

OK, I would go for the CPU + mobo + RAM first.

But the 2500K, not the 2600K.

They are the same for gaming.
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May 28, 2012 12:11:16 PM

nikorr said:
OK, I would go for the CPU + mobo + RAM first.

But the 2500K, not the 2600K.

They are the same for gaming.

Ok iam ready for cpu and my friend forced me for gpu anyway,
which is the best motherboard for it (SLI for future)
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May 28, 2012 12:26:42 PM

These will do

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H

ASRock Z77 Extreme4
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May 28, 2012 12:32:31 PM

Or post link of the store u going to buy it.

I'll have a look : )
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May 29, 2012 3:07:50 AM

nikorr said:
Or post link of the store u going to buy it.

I'll have a look : )

Ebay.in
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May 29, 2012 6:35:47 PM

I am also frm India.
get i5 2500k @12k
corsair vengeance 4gb@1.6k
msi-h67 Ma-e35 mobo @5k
Gpu-radeon hd 6870 @12k or gtx 560ti @15k
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May 29, 2012 6:41:45 PM

@ jijomathew,

Whats the budget for the mobo and CPU in Rs?
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May 30, 2012 9:49:05 AM

nikorr said:
@ jijomathew,

Whats the budget for the mobo and CPU in Rs?

40000
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May 31, 2012 7:05:15 AM

Get these 2.

Intel 2nd Generation Core i5 2500K @ Rs. 15,375.00

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Intel-2nd-Generation-Core-i5-250...

ASUS Z68 P8Z68-V/GEN3 Intel Motherboard @ Rs. 17,699.00

http://www.ebay.in/itm/ASUS-Z68-P8Z68-V-GEN3-Intel-Moth...
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May 31, 2012 11:47:50 AM

Best answer selected by jijomathew.
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May 31, 2012 11:48:59 AM

nikorr said:
And this RAM

4GB x 2 8GB 8 GB G.SKILL DDR3 1600MHZ PC3 12800 PC RAM DESKTOP GSKILL RIPJAWS
Item condition: New
Time left: 8d 03h (08 Jun, 201215:40:33 IST)
Quantity:
9 available
Price: Rs. 4,989.00

http://www.ebay.in/itm/4GB-x-2-8GB-8-GB-G-SKILL-DDR3-16...

Sorry,i already have 8gb corsair vengeance
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May 31, 2012 11:49:55 AM

jijomathew said:
Sorry,i already have 8gb corsair vengeance

Even better : )
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May 31, 2012 11:50:30 AM

Good luck!
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May 31, 2012 11:50:41 AM

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