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Going to be upgrading soon and need some advice

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October 4, 2012 12:20:20 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next two months

Budget Range: 750$ USA

System Usage from Most to Least Important: WORK > GAMES > MOVIES

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU/MOBO/GPU/COOLER

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Location: corals springs, florida, USA.

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1200

Additional Comments: Hello, i am going to be upgrading this computer soon for better performance currently the hardware that i am using now that i intend you to upgrade include CPU/MOBO/GPU. As of now i am using an i3220, msi b75ma-e33 motherboard and an asus radeon 6850.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: needing better performance for work/games


these are the items i have come up with myself
- i5 3570k
- Cooler Master hyper 212 evo
- MSI Z77A-G45 motherboard
- Asus 660 ti

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October 4, 2012 12:48:39 AM

i dont see the point of a upgrade.the i3 is perfectly fine for games and so is the 6850. i see zero reason to upgrade.
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October 4, 2012 12:49:25 AM

and you wont see too much of a upgrade (in terms of price to performance ratio) in performance by going to a i5. not worth it
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October 4, 2012 12:57:15 AM

TheBigTroll said:
and you wont see too much of a upgrade (in terms of price to performance ratio) in performance by going to a i5. not worth it


I am going to be using this for work as well.
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October 4, 2012 1:02:43 AM

what kind of work?
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October 4, 2012 1:06:39 AM

either way the i3 still does fine. why did you get the i3 when you know you were going to upgrade? its a total waste
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October 4, 2012 1:07:24 AM

daswilhelm said:
what kind of work?


Video editing/graphic design/rendering
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October 4, 2012 1:10:20 AM

should have gotten a i7
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October 4, 2012 1:11:04 AM

with that kind of work you'd be better with an i7.

also changing graphics cards isnt going to do much for you unless you plan on gaming at a high resolution.
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October 4, 2012 1:11:57 AM

TheBigTroll said:
either way the i3 still does fine. why did you get the i3 when you know you were going to upgrade? its a total waste


i didn't buy it i received the motherboard/cpu from a friend free of charge for a birthday present... probably going to give it to my nephew. :D 
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October 4, 2012 1:16:55 AM

ohhhhhhhhh ok. that seems legit

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jifO

i included ram just incase if you want 16gb (which is good for workstations). if you want to save a few bucks, go and get a i7 2600k. they sell for 279.99 and perform about as well as the 3770k other than in video transcoding
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October 4, 2012 1:21:38 AM

agree with bigtroll, go for the i7 and more ram.

just make sure your power supply can handle the 670.
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October 4, 2012 1:34:49 AM

daswilhelm said:
agree with bigtroll, go for the i7 and more ram.

just make sure your power supply can handle the 670.



also in reply to your previous post i work on two monitors and game on one.
resolution of 1900 x 1200 each
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October 4, 2012 1:36:52 AM

if you just game on one monitor, no need to upgrade your video card, unless CUDA would help your work programs.
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October 4, 2012 1:43:45 AM

daswilhelm said:
if you just game on one monitor, no need to upgrade your video card, unless CUDA would help your work programs.


I need cuda that is the main reason i am getting this card but also because i play bf3 and 6850 is lacking when it comes to fps and also in skyrim.... =/
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October 4, 2012 1:49:48 AM

then everything makes sense. as long as your power supply is good.
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October 4, 2012 1:54:10 AM

daswilhelm said:
then everything makes sense. as long as your power supply is good.


corsair 750 w
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