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August 27, 2012 11:17:38 AM

my current system

win7 64

ram; 6gb memory (cheap ones)

cpu; i5-2500k @3.30ghz

gpu; gtx 570

mobo; MSI 1155 Intel P67

hdd; 1tb

any upgrades you guys recomend, i only use my pc for games like skyrim, battlefield, arma2 co and lots of mods
also looking for a good large case and some cooling

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August 27, 2012 5:22:22 PM

your 2500k cpu enough for gaming right now. use minimum 8gb ram+latest nvidia gpu.
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August 27, 2012 5:26:27 PM

pe332 said:
my current system

win7 64

ram; 6gb memory (cheap ones)

cpu; i5-2500k @3.30ghz

gpu; gtx 570

mobo; MSI 1155 Intel P67

hdd; 1tb

any upgrades you guys recomend, i only use my pc for games like skyrim, battlefield, arma2 co and lots of mods
also looking for a good large case and some cooling


Are you having issues playing those games? Also at what resolution? Your system seems fine for all the above listed games at 1080p. But yes if you have the money, add a second 570. Also try overclocking your CPU to about 3.5-3.7, will need an aftermarket CPU cooler like EVO 212+, if you dont have one already.
August 27, 2012 5:28:24 PM

What ever you do: do not get SLI (why not? bc too much noise and heat if you are fine with that do it) Invest in one card. Depending on your budget ...get GTX670($399) or HD7950($309)
August 27, 2012 5:35:16 PM

allanitomwesh said:


I hear good things about h100 but its roomy... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'm not very knowledgeable with liquid cooling,I get fans myself. It would need other parts I believe.


Dont bother with liquid cooling unless you do a custom liquid cooling solution. The Corsair liquid coolers can maybe keep your CPU a few degrees cooler than an aftermarked air cooler like the CoolerMaster HyperN 212 Evo (which is what I would recommend). The biggest benefit of a liquid cooling system is less noise, and for me the price is not worth it.

For a memory upgrade, get a nice 2x4 GB RAM kit from G.Skill, Corsair, Kingston...the good companies...with 1600 MHz and a CAS latency of 9. This one is a good choice and its $46 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .
August 28, 2012 10:21:58 AM

thanks for the help gonna get a gtx670 and the G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB

if i get the gtx670 can i use my 570 for lets say a second screen ?
and whats the diffrence with memory DDR3 1333 and DDR3 1600

@yarmock i play at 1920 x 1080 i'm having some problems with skyrim and arma
with arma its textures not loading and with skyrim stuttering but i think that has to do with some mods i use
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August 28, 2012 10:29:58 AM

dalmvern said:

For a memory upgrade, get a nice 2x4 GB RAM kit from G.Skill, Corsair, Kingston...


For an Intel rig, dont get Kingston RAM. The vast majority of them run at 1.65v, which modern Intel processors are not designed to handle. 1.65v RAM will void the warranty on the CPU, and over time will damage the internal memory controller. You need a kit that runs at 1.5v or less.
August 28, 2012 12:33:28 PM

pe332 said:
thanks for the help gonna get a gtx670 and the G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB

if i get the gtx670 can i use my 570 for lets say a second screen ?
and whats the diffrence with memory DDR3 1333 and DDR3 1600



The difference between 1333 MHz and 1600 MHz memory is just the speed at which it can perform operations. Its not a huge difference between the two, but for the $5 extra for the 1600 MHz its totally worth it.

Also, I wouldnt use your 570 as a second discreet graphics card. It will hinder the performance of the 670, plus if you want to add a second screen the 670 can easily handle that without a performance hit. Now if you were to run the 570 it as a dedicated PhysX card...maybe, but even then I wouldnt bother. Sell the 570 and recoup some of the money you spend on the 670.
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August 28, 2012 6:07:42 PM

If you're going with a 670 sell the 570.
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