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January 2, 2013 3:31:47 PM

I am looking to upgrade my PC. I do alot of gaming, email and working with photoshop. So I want the PC to fast and the graphics to look fantastic! I am looking to spend no more than $700. I thing I should mention...I Do not want to Overclock!What should I upgrade?

This is what I am running.

Windows 7 --64
i7 920 @ 2.67
Asus P6T (not the Deluxe)
Gefore GTX 570 1028mb
Corsair XMS3 6gd DDR3
Samsung 1tb sata & 300gb HD
Corsair 850TX power supply



Thanks for all your help

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January 2, 2013 3:37:56 PM

**A friend recommended me to buy a new CPU (AMD FX-8350) and MOBO (ASUS Sabertooth990fx R2) and 8gb of 1600mhz Memory. Good choice or not?
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January 2, 2013 3:48:57 PM

Here you go. Everything with room to CrossFire later (if you want to with that 850W PSU)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($208.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($95.23 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $696.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-02 12:47 EST-0500)
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January 2, 2013 4:15:49 PM

I would say wait until haswell comes out and some new parts. If your not willing to wait I can help you pick out the best parts possible!
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January 2, 2013 7:01:01 PM

melikepie said:
I would say wait until haswell comes out and some new parts. If your not willing to wait I can help you pick out the best parts possible!



Thanks for the reply!

I want to upgrade now. I waited about 2-3 yrs to upgrade! Not sure what to upgrade first! I dont want to build a whole new computer. but I would like it to be faster and better visually when I am gaming! Can you help me out?

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January 2, 2013 7:27:54 PM

You can upgrade if you want to, but new generation GPU and CPU's are just few months away... Can't you just wait a little? :p 
s1lent said:
Thanks for the reply!

I want to upgrade now. I waited about 2-3 yrs to upgrade! Not sure what to upgrade first! I dont want to build a whole new computer. but I would like it to be faster and better visually when I am gaming! Can you help me out?

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January 2, 2013 8:39:14 PM

s1lent said:
Thanks for the reply!

I want to upgrade now. I waited about 2-3 yrs to upgrade! Not sure what to upgrade first! I dont want to build a whole new computer. but I would like it to be faster and better visually when I am gaming! Can you help me out?

Your CPU is fine but maybe you could go for a new GPU. But if you really want to upgrade just wait a few moths.
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January 3, 2013 12:44:13 AM

12GB ram (3x4gb)(only because you photshop), a GTX670, plus a nice 256Gb SSD would be all you need I think.
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January 3, 2013 1:00:53 AM

popatim said:
12GB ram (3x4gb)(only because you photshop), a GTX670, plus a nice 256Gb SSD would be all you need I think.


+1

If you only have HDD, SSD's will make just about any Core I3/5/7 system feel faster. (although it doesn't have to be 256GB.)

More ram (Can you ever go wrong with more? :lol:  )

faster graphic. Maybe, another 570 in SLI instead of a 670?

Edit: forgot to about the Vram. maybe a 670 would be better.
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