Best combo future proof upgrade with i5/i7? Tags: Homebuilt Corsair Intel i5 Systems Last response: January 19, 2013 10:24 AM in Systems Share burbee January 19, 2013 12:07:38 AM So I am upgrading my PC and I want it to be future proof. Ill be upgrading in the first or second week of February. My busget will be max 500 Euros EXCLUDING GRAPHICS. Already have a GTX660! The things I need: PSU,CPU,MOBO,HDD500-1000GB,RAM8-16GB My case is a Corsair Carbide 300R. Ill be getting an aftermarket cooler later with thermal paste so suggestions for that are welcome but dont include them in your calculations Prefer unlockes CPU as I want to overclock when needed.. My thoughts were: Corsair TX650 Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3 Intel i5 3570k/i7 3770(k) Corsair Valueselect 8GB 1333mhz Seagate 1TB or 500 Gb Thanks in advance guys, really appreciate it. More about : combo future proof upgrade ASHISH65 January 19, 2013 1:48:17 AM Go with your thoughts i.e i5 3570k.it is best combo. payturr January 19, 2013 1:50:24 AM Get better RAM - Crucial Ballistix 8GB 1600MHz is about 45$ on Newegg, and I say go Core i5, use the extra 100$ to buy an SSD & pair it with a 1TB Barracuda Related resources Help a newbie with a future-proof 1k build - Forum Future-proof Gaming PC $1000+ - Forum Best Future Proof : LGA 1156 vs LGA 1366 - Forum Looking for suggestions; upgrading to i5/i7 - Forum Future-proof gaming build advice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer burbee January 19, 2013 8:58:23 AM payturr said:Get better RAM - Crucial Ballistix 8GB 1600MHz is about 45$ on Newegg, and I say go Core i5, use the extra 100$ to buy an SSD & pair it with a 1TB Barracuda Lol I thought Id be getting lots of different suggestions.. Really no i7? And I was never really interested in SSDs... How good can they be? I can get one if its worth it Mousemonkey January 19, 2013 10:24:26 AM This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI5/i7 or x3 720 BE? ForumHow future proof is a system built around...? Forum1000-1500 All around Audio/Video/Business PC " future proof "? ForumTrade offs - present use vs future proof ForumAdvice on a $500-$800 midrange future proof system. ForumAMD FUTURE PROOF ForumHelp with a new gaming rig as future-proof as possible today ForumFuture Proof Desktop Assistance ForumBuilding a " future proof " system? ForumFirst homebuilt system: advice on future-proof PC ForumFuture-proof gaming build - Ordering tomorrow. ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC ForumWhat is the best possible gaming PC build for $700? ForumNew pc upgrade for crossfire need help decideing on what i need & dont Forum[Solved] Upgrade E8400 to Windows 64 bit Yes or No? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !