CPU+GPU upgrade

Hello,

Well I got this build atm:

CPU: Phenom II x4 965 @3.4 ghz
GPU: 570 gtx evga
RAM: 2x4gb generic ram 1333mhz
PSU: Cooler Master silent pro 1000w
SSD: Crucial M4 126gb
Hard Drive: 2tb
SC: Titanium X-FI

Been with this build for 2 years, and was thinking of replacing the Motherboard+CPU+RAM...and though of this:

RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

CPU:

Core i5 3450 better than Core i5 3570k if... I don't plan on overclocking? Also if I'm getting the 3450 I should be getting an H77 chipset and if I go the 3570k route I should get an Z77 to overclock but if I'm not overclocking...H77 enough?


GPU: 670 gtx


Any input?
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  1. Yes to the H77 and 3450 cpu for non overclockers.
  2. o1die said:
    Yes to the H77 and 3450 cpu for non overclockers.


    Ths for answering.

    Yeah looks like the 3450 and a H77 will do the trick... but will I see a difference in gaming based on the upgrade?

    I think I will see a big change when I get the 670-680 gtx by the end of the year but... the Phenom II x4 965 will bottlneck those video cards right?
  3. If your board is AM3+, then I'd just get a FX-8320 and put what you would have spent on your motherboard into the video card.
  4. twelve25 said:
    If your board is AM3+, then I'd just get a FX-8320 and put what you would have spent on your motherboard into the video card.



    This is a 2 year old system, and unfortunately it's AM3 no AM3+

    Yeah, I would be doing along those lines, but I was checking and the 3450 wins against any AMD processors, speaking of gaming. GPU upgrade won't come until early december.
  5. Well, I found a Core i7 2600 for $200... I might have to go with that.
  6. The 3570k will beat the 2600k any day, you only need 4 cores for gaming ATM, although future games might require more
  7. For GPU, I'd go with the 7970 instead of 670. Nvdia cards are just simply overpriced and the xfx 7970 is AMAZING.
  8. 7870 tahiti LE jokercard 2gb. Best bang for buck!!!!!!!! check results. Use them in Crossfire and they will completely BUST a 670 or 7970.
  9. Unknowngama said:
    For GPU, I'd go with the 7970 instead of 670. Nvdia cards are just simply overpriced and the xfx 7970 is AMAZING.

    I wouldn't agree. How can out of two cards that are in just about the same price range and performance, be overpriced? Whether to get a 670 or a 7970 depends on personal preference, and the games that are going to get played.
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