Upgrading my System

I built a system about a year ago in 2012 and I want to upgrade it. I use my PC mostly to play games and I do enjoy livestreaming, I also record with fraps and use adobe premiere pro but rarely. I also host an MC Server with 2 of my friends, the PC that I use to play is the one I use to host.

I am thinking of either getting a core i7 with a Hyper 212 Evo and OCing it or get another 1TB.

PC SPECS

Mobo: MSI P67A-G45
CPU: core i5 2400 (stock cooler)
RAM: 8GB DDR3 Kingston
GPU: MSI AMD 7950
HDD: 1TB 32mb Cache 7200rpm
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  1. get the i7 definitely unless your harddrive is completely full also get a new z77 mobo for more upgrading potential in the future.
  2. I'm not getting a new mobo, the p67a supports sandy and ivy bridge and also overclocking, I am also happy about the amount of USBs it has 8USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0. I am also going to have then remove my CPU, reapply thermal paste, it's just work and not worth if, what does the z77 offer that my current mobo doesn't.
  3. Altiris said:
    I built a system about a year ago in 2012 and I want to upgrade it. I use my PC mostly to play games and I do enjoy livestreaming, I also record with fraps and use adobe premiere pro but rarely. I also host an MC Server with 2 of my friends, the PC that I use to play is the one I use to host.

    I am thinking of either getting a core i7 with a Hyper 212 Evo and OCing it or get another 1TB.

    PC SPECS

    Mobo: MSI P67A-G45
    CPU: core i5 2400 (stock cooler)
    RAM: 8GB DDR3 Kingston
    GPU: MSI AMD 7950
    HDD: 1TB 32mb Cache 7200rpm


    If you live near a MicroCenter store, you can get an i7 3770K for $229. This is not an on-line price but only at the stores.
    It will work with your motherboard as long as you are using BIOS V.5.1 dated 12 June 12.
    http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-G45--B3-.html#/?div=BIOS
    Update to this BIOS or the newer V.5.3 before you install the new CPU.

    Another HDD is not a choice. You either need the capacity or you don't.

    Newf.

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  4. Yeah I've upgraded already, I don't really get what you mean by getting another HDD is not an option, I still have a lot of space, I have around 670-657gb free. The HDD would be used mostly to move steam games that I have finished playing and as a dedicated HDD to record with fraps, however I am not a youtuber or anything and I rarely record.
  5. Altiris said:
    Yeah I've upgraded already...

    So what you mean is that you have the latest BIOS update, not that you have already bought a new CPU in the last hour? :)

    Altiris said:
    I don't really get what you mean by getting another HDD is not an option, I still have a lot of space, I have around 670-657gb free. The HDD would be used mostly to move steam games that I have finished playing and as a dedicated HDD to record with fraps, however I am not a youtuber or anything and I rarely record.

    Since you are only using about 1/3 of your HDD capacity, there is no point to adding another one.
    If you have some cash to burn, get an SSD for your OS and programs.
    $160 for 250GB Samsung 840 looks like a great deal to me:
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77211
    It's good till either they sell out or 1/2/13.
    Most everyone else wants $185 or more.

    Newf.

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