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Upgrading rig, cant decide on new parts

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December 11, 2012 8:27:37 PM

Hello, Im looking for best parts for my home pc, I have 450W Corsair PSU, old case and 3850hd radeon.

Things that I want to upgrade:

-CPU
-Motherboard
-Ram

I want to use this as 24/7 home pc where I work with office, listen to music, surf on web and also for playing some not demanding games like Diablo3, league of legends and so on. ( currently got dual core e2160)

I have about 500-600$ to spend on this.


Here are 2 possible builds that I picked ( Both builds are almost same price in my country)


1st build (3570k for OC, solid mobo, cooling and rams)

CPU - i5-3570K Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
COOLING - SilentumPC HE1225
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
RAM -CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model


2nd build

CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz
MOBO ASRock > B75 Pro3
RAM CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model
+ either SSD - OCZ Vertex 4 128 GB or 7770 HD graphic card.


My question is, should I aim for 3570k and then OC it as it is stronger and more future proof rig or should I pick the 2nd build with xeon/3470 cheap mobo and add SSD or new graphic card to it instead of paying for expensive parts that will allow me to OC my pc.

Thanks for help
Cheers ;) 


December 11, 2012 8:51:19 PM

CPU - i5-3570K Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
COOLING - SilentumPC HE1225
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
RAM -CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model



Then save up some and get a GTX550ti/650/650ti and you're all set :D 
December 11, 2012 8:51:20 PM

I have done the 1st build several times and its a very good all around system. I think its best to get a good motherboard instead of a cheap one. It's the foundation you build your system on, make sure its a good one to avoid future headaches and regrets.
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December 11, 2012 8:54:01 PM

littleleo said:
I have done the 1st build several times and its a very good all around system. I think its best to get a good motherboard instead of a cheap one. It's the foundation you build your system on, make sure its a good one to avoid future headaches and regrets.


Your powersupply is the foundation. :p 

But I agree yes.
December 11, 2012 9:26:24 PM

Thank you all for your replies gonna rush with 1st build then, after some time ill add good graphic card to it :D 
Cheers
!