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January 9, 2013 9:13:06 PM

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=N82E168...

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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January 10, 2013 12:01:40 PM

Yes to the H77 and 3450 cpu for non overclockers.
January 10, 2013 7:55:44 PM

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?
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January 10, 2013 8:09:19 PM

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.
January 10, 2013 10:06:54 PM

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.
January 10, 2013 11:24:25 PM

Well, I found a Core i7 2600 for $200... I might have to go with that.
January 11, 2013 4:34:01 AM

The 3570k will beat the 2600k any day, you only need 4 cores for gaming ATM, although future games might require more
January 11, 2013 4:36:11 AM

For GPU, I'd go with the 7970 instead of 670. Nvdia cards are just simply overpriced and the xfx 7970 is AMAZING.
January 11, 2013 10:41:19 AM

7870 tahiti LE jokercard 2gb. Best bang for buck!!!!!!!! check results. Use them in Crossfire and they will completely BUST a 670 or 7970.
January 11, 2013 11:19:51 AM

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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