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Gaming - upgrade to i5 3570k + geforce gtx 680

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March 6, 2013 4:16:03 PM

hey all long time reader here, just thinking about upgrading my pc. the deal is all i use it for is gaming, all types of different games and i like to play every game in highest details as i can. i play all games in 1920x1080p. the only 3 things im thinking of upgrading are cpu, motherboard and gpu. Plus i wont be overclocking at all.

current specs are..
fx 4300
sapphire pure black 990fx
vengence 8gb ddr 1600
radeon 6970

what im thinking about upgrading to...
i5 3570k
Asus P8Z77-V LX
geforce gtx 680 SC

do you think this is a good way to go? like i said i only use my pc as a gaming machine nothing else. any help in the right direction would be appreciated aswell as any advice/recommendation
March 6, 2013 4:32:35 PM

Hi ross89r!

The CPU you chose is perfect, as it has the best performance/price ratio.

The GTX 680 SC is a beast of a card, and will play anything you throw at it at 1080p at ultra details!

How about your power supply? What is its make and model?
March 6, 2013 4:42:46 PM

i got a cooler master bronze gx 650w. do you think thats enough? all else i have connected is 1 hhd and 1 dvd drive other than a few fans
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March 6, 2013 4:52:23 PM

The CM GX650 Bronze PSU will be quite capable of providing for the GTX 680's power needs. Here is a link to the power consumption bench of a GTX 680.
March 6, 2013 5:00:18 PM

great! thanks for the replies looks like ill be buying these tomorrow :) 
March 6, 2013 5:08:55 PM

Awesome! Enjoy! :) 
March 17, 2013 2:29:34 PM

What about the motherboard? will it fit the gtx 680?
March 18, 2013 11:22:53 AM

in the end i went for the asrock extreme 4, so I cant say sorry
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