Upgrade from Core2Quad to i7 need some help

Hi All

what im currently running is this set up:
Core2Quad 2.6Ghz
DDR3 Ram 4gb x 2
MoBo Gigabyte G41M-Combo s-series
Gigabyte GTX 660ti
Thermaltake Litepower 700w
1 x 110GB SSD
1 x 1tb WD Green
Thermaltake Level 10 VN10001W2N
(its all over 4 years old apart from the Case and GPU)

its slow its old and its not for me anymore
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501
CORSAIR HX1050
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139034
Thermaltake Level 10 VN10001W2N
Gigabyte GTX 660ti

i would say that i use it for 25% Game, 25% Video/Bd Movies 25% Office work and 25 % video rendering and Photoshop

and 90% of the time i will have 3 out of 4 things going at the one time

will all these parts work well together or should i be changing things?
(ie like the ram on the cpu ram speed is 1600 but the mobo is a max of 2800 does that mean the mobo can support 2800mhz ram but the cpu will only do 1600mhz unless overclocked?)

i am stuck on these 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231589
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231591
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231628


i also plan on getting another GPU as i am slowly getting back into gaming more and more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125441

or would everyone recomend me getting the GTX670 over two GTX660ti

thanks in advance everyone
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  1. (ie like the ram on the cpu ram speed is 1600 but the mobo is a max of 2800 does that mean the mobo can support 2800mhz ram but the cpu will only do 1600mhz unless overclocked?)
    exactly, and avoid 1,65v ram as it will kill intel cpu
    find the 1,5v one
  2. and i7-3770---> why not get unlocked version? i7-3770K with K
  3. and avoid 1,65v ram as it will kill intel cpu


    sweet thanks for that AMD
    so out of the following what should i get?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231466
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231628&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=h28w350fyc4a

    and is there anything else you would change?


    (Sorry it was ment to be the Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz)
  4. Those are some nice parts, you may consider if you want to spend that much on your motherboard and psu. You could save some money there. Unless you're planning on 3-way SLI in the future. If you need more graphics power, SLI 660 TI will perform well in most games. That would be a good route since you already have one.
  5. Karami said:
    and avoid 1,65v ram as it will kill intel cpu


    sweet thanks for that AMD
    so out of the following what should i get?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231466
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231628&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=h28w350fyc4a

    and is there anything else you would change?


    (Sorry it was ment to be the Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz)

    the first one is 1,25v low power ram... same, even your PC wont boot :)
    this one is right :)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231628&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=h28w350fyc4a
  6. and what would be a good Water Cooler for my cpu?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106183
    i like that one coz it sits at the front of the computer (and i think it was made for my case)
    but what do you think about the one i posted
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