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August 15, 2012 4:25:19 AM

So my computer died after five or so years of use. I am planning on upgrading but figured I would get feedback here first.

I have an intel i7 920 2.67ghz and a motherboard for it. I also have 6GB of DDR3 1333 RAM.
(not sure whether to upgrade everything and just use the ram or not)
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: ASAP (THIS WEEK)

Budget Range: 600-900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: all possibly

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location:USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, AMD GPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Would like it to last a long time

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Old graphics card died and the psu won't be good enough to support any newer graphics cards.

RAM(brings me to 10gigs)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
hec Zephyr MX 750 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU
SAPPHIRE 100355L Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU(if I should update CPU)
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo (if I should update CPU)
ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler(worth it?)
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 15, 2012 4:36:34 AM

Hmmm the i7 920 is fine for now, list you full system specs, or was the i7 920 build the one who died??

Anyways...the build you listed is overpriced, an i7 CPU is not needed for gaming and does not offer any performance boost over any i5 CPU.

If you want a 1000$ish PC buy this

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: TUNIQ Tower 120 Extreme 90.7 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($56.50 @ B&H)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.06 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1003.48

Edit: if only your GPU died you can buy a SSD, a GTX 670 and a Antec TP-750....750w are not needed to power your build but it will allow you to buy a second GTX 670 whenever you can. buy a decent cooler because its time for you to overclock the hell outta that CPU
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August 15, 2012 5:04:27 AM

Check out my $850 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Would give you plenty of bang for the buck, also I wouldn't keep the ram. Only X58 sported triple channel ram, the rest like Z77 only support Dual channel, 8GB is fairly cheap anyways so you might as well.
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