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Upgrade a 2009 system for a new monitor

Last response: in Systems
October 19, 2012 5:03:06 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: ASAP

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming gaming gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Video Card, Motherboard PSU = should be adequate for everything, drives are fine.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Parts Preferences: Intel/NVidia

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Necessary futureproofing, but please a solo card for today.

Your Monitor Resolution: 2560x1440

Additional Comments: Noise is an issue. Quiet is better.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: New 2560x1440 Korean IPS overwhelmed 2009 system (AMD Phenom 9950 + GTX 285)

Here was my thought -

EVGA 02G-P4-2684-KR GeForce GTX 680
Intel Core i5-3570K
Whatever 2x4gb 1600 is cheapest today
October 19, 2012 5:13:17 PM


From the TH mobos of september you can get the ASrock z77.
If you choose OC the i5-3570k because it is worth it.Yes they are hot but the K version comes with unlocked multiplier so you can OC it very well as long as it runs cool.
The GPU i would say go for MSI Twin Frozr:they have higher clocks,run much colder and can be OCed further.
For Ram i would go with G.Skill Ripjaws X F3 CL8 2x4gb.

But wait for someone more experience to comment.