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January 2, 2013 1:08:18 PM

First off sorry if this is in the wrong category, if it is could a mod please move it? (apologies for the inconvenience)

Right I have just built my second pc, used primarily for gaming and I'm wondering what you guys would suggest as upgrades
with priority too because I don't have much income so can't get them all at once

3570k (want to oc)
msi z77 g43
kingston hyper 1333mhz (16gb)
seagate barracuda 1.5tb 6gb/s
KFA2 GTX 660
fractal design r3 case
ocz fatal1ty psu
cheap and cheerful cd drive

so best performance for money upgrades would be much appreciated :D 
Thanks in advance!

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 2, 2013 2:08:34 PM

I'd suggest a better motherboard if you want overclock that CPU (I see that you want it) and second a better RAM kit.

Maybe a future PSU is good too.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 2, 2013 2:09:13 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Overclocking to section Systems by Saint19
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 2, 2013 11:54:48 PM

I take it the build listed above is what you have already?

1) Get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler as you dont want to overclock with the stock one

2) Get a 120GB or larger SSD to put your os and favorite games on (such as intel 330 series or samgsung 830 series). I suggest getting the intel 30 series 180GB SSD as that will be all you need and will hold roughly 25+ games such as skyrim

3) Maybe a year or so later, when you find that your games are running too slow, upgrade to a more powerful GPU. This upgrade will cost the most so only upgrade when you really want to. That GTX 660 is a powerful card so do not upgrade it now as it can run any current game on high-max and if you upgrade now you will only get a 5-10% performance increase for a new $400-500 card.
January 3, 2013 12:30:49 AM

camohanna said:
I take it the build listed above is what you have already?

1) Get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler as you dont want to overclock with the stock one


Yeah this is what I've already got,
I was thinking more of a noctua nh-d14 (think that's the right "spelling") just for super cool temps and more oc potential?


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