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Planning to upgrade my pc with these 2 options. need advice please.

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September 28, 2012 4:26:18 AM

Hi all!

I currently have this setup and I plan to upgrade soon.

i5-750
Asrock P55 Pro
12GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz (Which I bought in advanced for my eventual upgrade. Will add 4GB soon)
Radeon 5770 HD (I'll upgrade to GTX 680 first before other components)
Antec H2O 620 (Bought in advanced since it can support other sockets)
1050W Cougar PSU (Which I bought early to give room for future upgrades)
120GB SSD + 1TB HDD

Now this setup still runs games properly. I've played BF3, Arkham City, Guild Wars 2 and other recent games on the highest settings minus a few option tweaks (no AA, lower shadows etc). I will upgrade to a GTX 680 first since it will boost my current setup but I am also planning to upgrade my processor and motherboard after that. I have two options and I hope that you can shed some light on each's pros and cons/opinions.

Option 1:
i7-3770k
Asus Maximus Extreme V or Sabertooth Z77

Option 2:
i7-3820
Asus Rampage IV or Sabertooth X79

This is basically a gaming rig with some video editing/photoshop and I plan to do a GTX 680 SLI configuration after I buy the CPU and MB. Coming from my current setup, would it be a much better move to get the X79 or the X77 option? When I get any of these I'm sure I'll probably upgrade again within 3-5 years.

Hope you can help me out guys.

Thanks!
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September 28, 2012 4:53:26 AM

umbabarauma said:
Hi all!

I currently have this setup and I plan to upgrade soon.

i5-750
Asrock P55 Pro
12GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz (Which I bought in advanced for my eventual upgrade. Will add 4GB soon)
Radeon 5770 HD (I'll upgrade to GTX 680 first before other components)
Antec H2O 620 (Bought in advanced since it can support other sockets)
1050W Cougar PSU (Which I bought early to give room for future upgrades)
120GB SSD + 1TB HDD

Now this setup still runs games properly. I've played BF3, Arkham City, Guild Wars 2 and other recent games on the highest settings minus a few option tweaks (no AA, lower shadows etc). I will upgrade to a GTX 680 first since it will boost my current setup but I am also planning to upgrade my processor and motherboard after that. I have two options and I hope that you can shed some light on each's pros and cons/opinions.

Option 1:
i7-3770k
Asus Maximus Extreme V or Sabertooth Z77

Option 2:
i7-3820
Asus Rampage IV or Sabertooth X79

This is basically a gaming rig with some video editing/photoshop and I plan to do a GTX 680 SLI configuration after I buy the CPU and MB. Coming from my current setup, would it be a much better move to get the X79 or the X77 option? When I get any of these I'm sure I'll probably upgrade again within 3-5 years.

Hope you can help me out guys.

Thanks!


Get a 670 or 7970 GHz instead. The 7970 GHz is stronger, and some versions of the 670 are stronger than a 680 as well. They both cost about a $100 less.
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September 28, 2012 5:22:49 AM

CaptainTom said:
Get a 670 or 7970 GHz instead. The 7970 GHz is stronger, and some versions of the 670 are stronger than a 680 as well. They both cost about a $100 less.


Thanks for the advice! How about my processor and motherboard options? What do you think would be the better choice?
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September 28, 2012 5:40:09 AM

Having an i7 may increase video editing performance by 20-30% due to HyperThreading but will not yield any benefit for most games. If you can live without HT, you could get an i5- 3570k instead and save ~$100.

As for the motherboard, I would stick to z77 unless you make a living out of video editing.
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September 28, 2012 6:35:44 AM

InvalidError said:
Having an i7 may increase video editing performance by 20-30% due to HyperThreading but will not yield any benefit for most games. If you can live without HT, you could get an i5- 3570k instead and save ~$100.

As for the motherboard, I would stick to z77 unless you make a living out of video editing.


Thanks! I do some video editing from time to time when my work requires it (when other team members have a lot on their plate) so I'll probably stick to the X79 rig. Your recommendation really helped!
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September 29, 2012 3:19:32 AM

InvalidError said:
Having an i7 may increase video editing performance by 20-30% due to HyperThreading but will not yield any benefit for most games. If you can live without HT, you could get an i5- 3570k instead and save ~$100.

As for the motherboard, I would stick to z77 unless you make a living out of video editing.


Yeah i second the i5 + z77.


If you don't want to overclock and want to save money get the cheapest 1155 i5 you can find, and a $52 asrock motherboard.
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