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February 5, 2013 4:42:22 AM

So im upgrading my new computer and planning to keep the "good parts"

so here are the new items i'm gonna buy,

SPECS :

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (i dont if im gonna overclock so planned to buy the 3570 only for lowering the budget a bit?)

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (do i need this if im not gonna overclock?)

Mobo : Asrock 990FX Extreme 3 (is this good or i can get a better one with same price range?)

RAM : G.Skill Sniper 8gb 1600 (12800CL9D-SR2)2x4

SSD : Intel 120 GB

old HDD : Seagate Baraccuda 500gb sata

GPU : power color 7970, powercolor 7950 or ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2O (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

old PSU : FSP Aurum 80+ Gold 500watts (im having a hard time with this one is it enough for my system or i need to get the corsair 650watts? )

your comments or suggestion will be a great help, thank you in advance.

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February 5, 2013 8:48:31 AM

990fx board is for amd cpus not intel
for 3570k you need z75 or z77 chipset motherboard.
February 5, 2013 9:10:53 AM

You do need a z77 board instead of the 990fx. A power supply from corsair,seasonic or enermax would be best.
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February 5, 2013 1:35:16 PM

Hey thanks, never checked that out. any comments or opinion about good video cards i posted?
February 5, 2013 1:46:25 PM

A 7970 is massively more powerful the a 7950 or 660ti.

The 7950 is better than the 660ti

7970>7950>660ti
February 5, 2013 2:39:56 PM

hey pravus thanks.
February 5, 2013 3:23:17 PM

As long as you stick with a single card you'll be fine with your 500W FSP. No need to replace.
February 5, 2013 5:47:16 PM

is it true? i can save a lot in my budget if thats the case

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February 6, 2013 1:33:48 AM
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As long as you don't go OCing everything yes. 7970 is a 250W card, and your CPU is a 77W part. You are looking at less then 400W for a system, and you have a 500W gold rated PSU. Don't worry about the PSU, you'll be fine.

You'll want something more if you decide to OC the CPU and the GPU. But as long as you leave everything at stock clocks you'll be fine.
February 6, 2013 11:11:33 PM

Thanks mate!
February 6, 2013 11:11:54 PM

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