Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Help upgrading PC !!

Last response: in Systems
Share
April 21, 2012 7:43:00 PM

Hello!
I need help choosing what to buy.
i dont know if to buy a new GPU now and mobo,ram,cpu later or buy a new mobo, ram, cpu and buy gpu later.
1. option: new nvidia gtx 680
2. option: Asus Maximus IV Extreme p67, Intel i7- 2600k and Kingstone hyperx 8 gb/1600mhz
3. option: someone suggests something better and cheaper.( would like to keep gtx 680)
i plan to play games like Metro 2033, skyrim and shogun 2 on high or very high settings.
i also would like to have the option of sli in the future
my current pc:
CPU: AMD Phenom II 965 @ 3.7 ghz
Cooler: arctic cooling freezer 13 pro
GPU: Palit gtx 460 sonic 1gb/ nvidia 9600gt phyx
PSU: Cooler Master GX-750W
RAM: Kingstone Hyperx blu 4 gb ddr2/ 800mhz
Mobo: Gigabyte Ga-Ma790x-ud3p
Case: Thermaltake v9 black edition
HDD: samsung spinpoint f3 and SSD Corsair Force 60gb
PS. small budget ~500€ live in Estonia if this info helps

More about : upgrading

April 22, 2012 5:30:07 AM

Quote:
i dont know if to buy a new GPU now and mobo,ram,cpu later or buy a new mobo, ram, cpu and buy gpu later.

Quote:
i also would like to have the option of sli in the future

From what you've said, go for GPU later and CPU, mobo, ram first.
I like the i5 instead of the i7. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/324036-28-2500k-2600k...
I think you could get a cheaper mobo to. I checked here(canada) and it was $300. If your just planning on gaming and SLI then most $200(less even) ones would be fine.
You have a good enough PSU to do SLI in the future if you choose to do so.
April 22, 2012 6:14:58 AM

Go for the CPU now, and wait a year or so before getting a GPU. While Metro 2033 is not, Skyrim and Shogun 2 are CPU limited, so you will see a pretty good performance boost by upgrading the CPU. The i7 2600k is not worth it for gaming. Get an i5 2500k. It is the exact same CPU without hyperthreading, which games do not take advantage of.
Related resources
April 22, 2012 7:59:29 AM

I looked at some cheaper mobo and found these 2:
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67(175€)
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3(169,9€)
would they perform as good as the maximus IV.because i saw that you can oc the i7 2600k and i5 2500k to 4.5-5.2 ghz with no problems at all, on the maximus IV of course.

a b B Homebuilt system
April 22, 2012 8:20:31 AM

Tere, :D 

what I think you should do is buy a 7870 now and save the rest for a CPU upgrade. You haven't specified your resolution, but a 680 is overkill for most people. 2500K, Z68 mobo and 8 GB RAM should cost about 300-350€.
April 22, 2012 8:44:35 AM

i am running 1920x1080 resolution.
the thing is that i prefer nvidia gpu because they have phyx and i have had less problems with nvidia
If the cpu, mobo and ram cost around 350€, is it better to buy gtx 460 and sli now, and then buy gtx 680 later. because the gtx 460 doesn't cost that much and it could fit into my budget.
a b B Homebuilt system
April 22, 2012 10:18:33 AM

Yeah, a 680 is way overkill for a single 1080p screen. PhysX is useless but fair enough I guess... I dare not recommend 460 SLI as I don't know if there are any problems with it. If you're willing to try though, it should be a major performance boost.
April 22, 2012 11:25:23 AM

but what about the new mobos i choose, which one would give me a better and stable OC on i5 2500K
!