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June 25, 2012 12:50:16 AM

Hi people

So, I want to upgrade my build because my X6 freezes and basically stops working always.
My current build and the changes:
CPU: AMD X6 1055t(will upgrade to Intel core I5 2500-k)
GPU: Nvidia GTX 550 Ti
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3(will upgrade to ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 or ASRock Z77 Extreme4(please recomend me a better one if there is))
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 RX 750w(will this be able to power my pc?)
Cooler:Hyper 212 evo or noctua( wich is better?)
Thanks in advance
any recomendations are welcome


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June 25, 2012 12:53:36 AM

Budget? Usage?
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June 25, 2012 12:54:28 AM

the 550 ti is weak for the i5 2500k get GA-Z77-UD5H mobo

get the evo

the psu will work.
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June 25, 2012 12:55:59 AM

Hyper 212 EVO will do the job well. Noctua is more powerful and effective but is more expensive.

Stick with z68 if you want the i5 2500k. Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3.

XFX Core Edition 650W is what i would recommend if you plan to SLI. XFX Core Edition Pro 550W is only single GPU.
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June 25, 2012 1:01:50 AM

Thanks guys
My budget for upgrading my whole Rig is 350 bucks, I use this PC for gaming.
I dont have enough budget to upgrade my GPU so ill have to stick with it for a while. Could you recommend a GPU for the future?
Thanks
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June 25, 2012 1:07:36 AM

The 56o ti on a lower budget or 670 on almost no budget.
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June 25, 2012 10:55:38 PM

Ok. Thanks
Should i get the 670? or buy the 560 ti? Can i SLI the 560 with the 550?
thanks
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June 25, 2012 11:49:25 PM

The 670 is a great card on wei on a scale of 1-7.9 it is a perfect 7.9!!!
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June 26, 2012 2:12:45 AM

Thanks.
Just a question, Could i SLI the 550 ti with the 560 ti and would it give me better results than a 670?
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June 26, 2012 8:06:28 AM

I'm not sure but I think you need the same GPU to SLI. Brand is not a requirement though. So for example, you have an ASUS and an EVGA 560TI. You can SLI those. Not the 560Ti and the 550TI however.

2 x 560TI performance is almost similar but significantly more power-hungry and heat producing. Its also going to be more expensive. If you can afford that, just get a gtx 670.
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June 26, 2012 8:13:01 AM

Dual 560ti still wont match the 670s performance. It will come close, but that is not worth the extra cost.
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June 29, 2012 3:21:57 AM

Thanks, Is there any way i can make my card better?
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