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July 28, 2012 2:07:04 AM

Hello Guys,
I would like some advice regarding a update im gonna be doing on my Gaming pc (I game at 1080p) in a few days. This is my current Build,

Cpu: Amd Athlon X4 3.4ghz
Motherboard: asrock M3a770de
GPU: HD6870
Psu: 600 WATT BE QUEIT PSU
Ram: 2X2GB RAM
Case:Haff 922
cooling: cf 212+ CPU cooler, and lots of fans
Storage: 1 tb Samsung spin point, 1tb wd hard drive, 124gb kingston ssd

Now as you can see some of it is very dated and i would like to upgrade my pc, So there for im going to be replacing the CPU,MOBO and the GPU. I would like to keep the price tag under £600. This is what i have in mind so far,

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache (im in 2 minds if i should buy a ivy bridge cpu, i do plan to overclock and i know a i5 2500k would overclock much further)
GPU: Either a gtx670 or a gtx680 (Atm im thinking i should buy the mobo and CPU now and then the gpu in a month or so)

So thats the kind of stuff im looking for, im hoping you guys can help and give me your opinions and thoughts. Thank you=]

P.s i live in the UK so if u provide links make sure they use the £ currency.




Anonymous
July 28, 2012 4:42:32 AM

its difficult working with other currencies, i would get an asus gtx 670 non top edition, they are dead silent and they have much better than reference cooling. it can be had for USD$420 its not really worth buying a 680 when an overclocked 670 can beat a reference 680. i5-2500k is a top tier cpu for gaming i have never maxed mine doing regular and advanced tasks.

as for mobo get a midranged asrock like this. its future proof for gpus and you can upgrade to ivy if you ever wanted too

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 28, 2012 5:02:12 PM

that sounds good xD. i was looking at that mother board before=]. Any more suggestions ppl?
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July 28, 2012 10:19:27 PM

Im also in 2 minds about whether i should go with sb i5 2500k or ib i5 3570k? i do want to overclock but im not confident i can get a good overclock with a budget motherboard any way.
Anonymous
July 29, 2012 2:32:01 AM

ask inthe cpu section, i have have an i5 2500k and i love it, never need more power than it has to offer. you can get a decent over clock with a cheaper motherboard. the motherboard i sent i link to has digi plus and premium gold caps and UEFI with decent vram heat sinks so it is set for a 5ghz over clock easy
July 30, 2012 2:59:57 AM

After alot of looking around i found this motherboard(Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H )what do u think? i found some pretty good reviews for it. As for the CPU i think im gonna go for the ivy bridge since its a more future proof choice and its not every day i buy a new pc.

http://www.ebuyer.com/351596-gigabyte-ga-z77x-ud3h-sock...
July 30, 2012 7:45:13 PM

Bump
I have added more information on my 1st post and made it more understandable (was sleepy when i wrote it the last time lol)

More opinions please
July 30, 2012 7:48:05 PM

Ivy Bridge means more then a Sandy Bridge one, ie a 4.3 SB OC = 4.1 IB OC, atm im running 4.5ghz on my 3570k and max temp i have seen so far is 71c
July 30, 2012 8:11:36 PM

Shockattackr said:
Ivy Bridge means more then a Sandy Bridge one, ie a 4.3 SB OC = 4.1 IB OC, atm im running 4.5ghz on my 3570k and max temp i have seen so far is 71c

Nice what kind of cpu cooler do you use?
July 30, 2012 8:13:29 PM

I am using a cloesd Loop Antec Kuhler H20 920 (100 CAD) with some Arctic Silver 5 Thermal paste, That thermal paste actually reduced my temps 10c
July 30, 2012 8:33:38 PM

Shockattackr said:
I am using a cloesd Loop Antec Kuhler H20 920 (100 CAD) with some Arctic Silver 5 Thermal paste, That thermal paste actually reduced my temps 10c

Im on air atm cm 212 + cpu cooler so i will probably get 80C where u get 70 if not more. I do plan to upgrade to a h100 some time later xD. I use mx3 thermal paste its pretty much the same except its non conductive.
July 30, 2012 9:04:43 PM

Im abt to hit order on a

Palit GTX 680 £369,99
I5 3570K £177
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX £119

Ill get a £40 discount so it all comes down to something like £625

Ive just heard that model of the 680 is a very poor overclocker :s

gona replace it with a msi model i think which is only £10 more
July 31, 2012 10:45:41 PM

Bumpppp about to buy

msi GTX 680 £380
I5 3570K £177
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX £119

If any one has to tell me anything like not to buy it do it now please
July 31, 2012 11:13:55 PM

Shockattackr said:
looks good

ah good just to make it clear the graphic card is reference, is that gonna hinder overclocking alot?
August 1, 2012 12:02:55 AM

Ok i hit the buy button its done now xD coming thursday =]

Any one know what i could sell my old pc for if i put it in a new case(keeping my haf922) with a psu and some ram?
the specs are at the top xD , but the hd6870 is my bro's card so it will be a GIGABYTE GTX460 SUPER OVER CLOCK 1gb instead.
August 6, 2012 5:57:17 AM

Shockattackr said:
Ivy Bridge means more then a Sandy Bridge one, ie a 4.3 SB OC = 4.1 IB OC, atm im running 4.5ghz on my 3570k and max temp i have seen so far is 71c


Just curious what voltage your running on to get ur stable 4.5 oc
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