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December 27, 2012 6:14:03 AM


Hello,

I'm new to the forums and I would to ask for help/advice. I'm upgrading my old PC because I'm now focusing on long term use rather than upgrading now and again. I just want a High-end gaming rig. The old parts that I wanna upgrade are: i7 920 2.66GHz, DX5SO Mobo, Inno3d GTX 550Ti, and I forgot the name of my PSU but its 500w. Here are the other info:







Approximate Purchase Date: In between January and April 2013




Budget Range: $1700-$2000



System Usage: Gaming



Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: Processor, Motherboard, Video Card, PSU




Do you need to buy OS: No



Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.pcx.com.ph



Location: City, State/Region, Country: Philippines



Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel, EVGA, ASUS, Gigabyte




Overclocking: Maybe



SLI or Crossfire: Maybe



Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050




These are the upgrades that I chose:


Intel Core I7-3930K



ASUS P9X79 PRO



EVGA GTX680 2gb Ddr5 SC Hdmi



Aerocool Strike-X 80PLUS Gold 1100watts





What do you guys think? Should I upgrade now or should I wait until something new comes out? By the way I'm using some of my old parts like the hard drive, RAM, etc.

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December 27, 2012 7:02:00 AM

Prices from PCX sucks. I would by from TPC instead, There are a lot of good seller out there like (pcnetmiles, PCHub, Foxcom, etc). As for the waiting, It is really up to you. If you want to buy now, then go ahead. If you can wait for the new releases, it is okay also. But If I were you, I'll upgrade my them now if I have the money.

As for the parts, I have some thoughts on it.

As for the processor, I think it is an overkill. I would go with an 3770k instead. or i5 3570k. But if your after the cores and threads then go ahead.

3770k
http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=16726067
3930k
for some reasons, pcx is cheaper. I don't know why but this is the only product I saw that is cheaper from pcx.

For the motherboard, ill go with Z77 board
http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=18805154
or okay, if you would like to stick with x79, buy it from TPC, better with almost same price
http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=14508135

For the Video Card, Ill go with Asus 680 DirectCU II TOP
http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=16275729

For the PSU, I'll go with a higher tier brand. check this out. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/323050/323050/..., youll see that aerocool is on tier 4, I would go with a tier1 or 2 PSU.
With that, Maybe I'll choose from the 3, depending on your budget and choice,
Seasonic (X850) X-series, 850watts 80PLUS Gold PHP 8600.00
http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=9702277
Corsair AX 750watts AX750 80Plus Gold PHP 7960.00
http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=21575185
Seasonic (M12II) 850watts 80PLUS PHP 6200.00
http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=14376253

Note that I chose PChub for the links because they have more items, but you can choose from other recommended sellers.
December 27, 2012 11:01:56 AM

What's the difference between EVGA and ASUS? Also can you sli both? Or is ASUS too big?
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December 28, 2012 5:40:01 AM

Oh, I didn't noticed you are planning to SLI. I think the TOP ed is big enough to SLI but I'm not sure, but since you will SLI, I will recommend going back to EVGA, the Asus card will be to much sandwiched and the non-reference design cooler might be hotter than the EVGA design's blowwing all the air at the back. Might as well go back to EVGA. You could choose either the SC or the FTW. I think both are good enough.
December 29, 2012 8:13:34 AM

admbautista said:
Oh, I didn't noticed you are planning to SLI. I think the TOP ed is big enough to SLI but I'm not sure, but since you will SLI, I will recommend going back to EVGA, the Asus card will be to much sandwiched and the non-reference design cooler might be hotter than the EVGA design's blowwing all the air at the back. Might as well go back to EVGA. You could choose either the SC or the FTW. I think both are good enough.




Oh okay. Can you give me a list of mobos that are reliable and support SLI? I really don't want to buy an expensive board that will only last a year or less. :/ 
December 29, 2012 3:20:27 PM

Hmm.. I think, you should pick first if you'll go 2011 or lga1155 cpu.. But for me 2011 might be overkill for home usage. And might be, for years.
if you'll go 2011,
1. i'll add to the list the mobo you first picked, ASUS P9X79 PRO
2. i may also add the tom's hardware recommended buy Asrock X79 Extreme 4. This is also cheaper and will save you some money.
3. But if your that rich, then why not go Rampage IV.
if 1155,
1. check out Asrock Z77 Extreme 4,
2. also this, Gigabyte Z77X UD5H
3. and ofcourse, for rich people, Maximus V.
January 1, 2013 4:39:35 AM

admbautista said:
Hmm.. I think, you should pick first if you'll go 2011 or lga1155 cpu.. But for me 2011 might be overkill for home usage. And might be, for years.
if you'll go 2011,
1. i'll add to the list the mobo you first picked, ASUS P9X79 PRO
2. i may also add the tom's hardware recommended buy Asrock X79 Extreme 4. This is also cheaper and will save you some money.
3. But if your that rich, then why not go Rampage IV.
if 1155,
1. check out Asrock Z77 Extreme 4,
2. also this, Gigabyte Z77X UD5H
3. and ofcourse, for rich people, Maximus V.




How long will it take before I need to upgrade again if I choose these parts?
January 3, 2013 2:12:51 AM

Ofcourse it will be for years. but it would depend on you since upgrades comes almost yearly. but I would probably stay with these for like 3-5 years.
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