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What should be upgraded next for balance

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May 21, 2012 8:44:05 PM

Hello board

My order is in for my new PC and since playing it I've decided that I want to upgrade to an i7-3770 from the i5-3570k. I'm not going to be overclocking and I want a machine which I'll be able to play the latest (non FPS) games on in 5-6 years' time without having to upgrade components. I've also decided to upgrade my hard drive to a 2Gb WD Caviar Black from 1Gb.

Should I be upgrading the motherboard from my original spec too or will everything be pretty much in balance for someone who plays WoW, Everquest 2, Skyrim, Witcher 2 and will run a browser with 20-30 tabs as well as have Excel, Word and maybe Adobe Reader open too. I also do some work on Dreamweaver and Photoshop. If not balanced for the above use, what do I need to change please?

Thanks in advance for your input.

System Spec Currently:

Case
COOLERMASTER CM690 MKII ADVANCED CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-3770 (3.4GHz) 8MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® P8Z77-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX
Memory (RAM)
16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (4 x 4GB KIT)
Graphics Card
2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
120GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR | 510MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk
2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Memory Card Reader
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE
Processor Cooling
SPIRE THERMAX ECLIPSE II UNIVERSAL DT EXTREME CPU COOLER
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO
Network Facilities
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI-E CARD
USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence
Office Software
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Monitor
IIYAMA E2773HDS 27" LED WIDESCREEN, HDMI/DVI-D HD1920x1080
DVI-D & HDMI Monitor Cables
2 x 2 METRE GOLD PLATED V1.4 HDMI CABLE
Keyboard & Mouse
LOGITECH® MK250 WIRELESS KEYBOARD & MOUSE COMBO

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May 21, 2012 9:05:42 PM

you dont need the 3770 . It wont help if you do buy it

you dont need 16 gig of RAM . It wont improver performance in games if you do so 2 x4 gig is fine


and no computer built today will be capable of playing games on ultra settings in 6 years . Buy sensibly now and spend money on updates in a few years time
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