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Upgrading my system after 5 years
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Default Upgrading my system after 5 years - 02-18-2013, 21:25 | posts: 7 | Location: Slovenia

I decided to upgrade my system after good 5 years. In this few years I changed the graphics card twice, from GF8800GT->ATI4850->GTX570. Also bought a new case, a few HDDs and a SSD. My PC is still going strong after all this years despite runing 24/7 almost all the time.

Now the new sys for next 4-5years:
MSI Big Bang-XPower II
Intel Core i7-3930K
Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper
CORSAIR Professional Platinum AX760i
Corsair XMS3 Dominator Platinum Kit 16GB DDR3-1866-CL9

Will keep the graphics card, HDDs and the SSD + sound card. Gonna get some replacements so I can have a spare system.

Tell me what do you think (and no answers like wait for new CPUs)
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 21:43 | posts: 26,884 | Location: Hampshire, UK

if this is mainly for gaming you don't need that cpu and mobo. you can easily save 300 going with 3770 and a mid end mobo. use that money for better gpu.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 21:46 | posts: 556 | Location: michigan

If you have waited 5 years, I would wait the extra couple months for Haswell to come out.
   
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Memory: Dominator GT 2134 2x4GB
Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2X + SP2500
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Default 02-18-2013, 21:52 | posts: 11,425 | Location: England

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If you have waited 5 years, I would wait the extra couple months for Haswell to come out.
This.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 21:58 | posts: 221 | Location: South Africa

i would consider a sapphire radeon hd card 7870 or 7850 good value for money these days. even though i have a 7770 which is a decent card never had a issue everything i throw at. my machine gets over 120 frames which is mad trust me i am getting that lol!!! on most games.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:04 | posts: 26,884 | Location: Hampshire, UK

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i would consider a sapphire radeon hd card 7870 or 7850 good value for money these days. even though i have a 7770 which is a decent card never had a issue everything i throw at. my machine gets over 120 frames which is mad trust me i am getting that lol!!! on most games.
his gpu is on par with those. and what games do you play? clearly not anything demanding if you're getting 120 fps on that rig. or not maxed.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:07 | posts: 221 | Location: South Africa

Sleeping Dogs, Saints Row The Third, Max Payne 3, Fifa 13, Mass Effect 3
Homefront, Only One Getting 90 frames Is Need For Speed Most Wanted The New One ALL MAXED Settings
   
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PSU: Superchannel 550watt
Default 02-18-2013, 22:14 | posts: 221 | Location: South Africa

I Tell U How I Get That Not Overclocking. Cause My CPU Is Running Really Cool Not To Hot I Get 29 Degrees Celsius On Idle And Tops It Reaches When Gaming Is As Low As 35 Degrees To 36 Degress Thats How I Get Higher Framerate.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:16 | posts: 5,487 | Location: FLA,USA

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Sleeping Dogs, Saints Row The Third, Max Payne 3, Fifa 13, Mass Effect 3
Homefront, Only One Getting 90 frames Is Need For Speed Most Wanted The New One ALL MAXED Settings
You must be playing on a low resolution as you will not get that at 1920x1080.

@OP do you really need a SB-E you won't be able to tell the difference from a IB 3770k and a Z77 mobo.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:17 | posts: 221 | Location: South Africa

No Dude i Am Running 1920x1080 i just know how to do cooling
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:18 | posts: 5,487 | Location: FLA,USA

Sorry bro but I'm calling BS on this.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:19 | posts: 221 | Location: South Africa

Bs? Lol!!!
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:23 | posts: 221 | Location: South Africa

also copper helps reduce heat big time so if u have a copper graphics card and copper cpu u will get cooler
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:25 | posts: 26,884 | Location: Hampshire, UK

oh dear. not another clueless guru pls. there's no way you're running those games maxed at 1080p on that rig. fact.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:28 | posts: 221 | Location: South Africa

do u want to bet lol i am not clueless i just know what i am doing LOL!!!
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:30 | posts: 243

Low settings... has to be. No other possible way to get that even if the temps were below 0.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:30 | posts: 26,884 | Location: Hampshire, UK

you don't know what you're talking about.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:32 | posts: 221 | Location: South Africa

I Am Getting Highest Settings 120 Frames On All The Games I Mentioned This Not A Debate LOL!!! At 1920x1080p
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:32 | posts: 5,487 | Location: FLA,USA

No words are even needed keep it coming.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:37 | posts: 26,884 | Location: Hampshire, UK

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I Am Getting Highest Settings 120 Frames On All The Games I Mentioned This Not A Debate LOL!!! At 1920x1080p
of course you are.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:38 | posts: 19,077 | Location: New Jersey, USA

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No Dude i Am Running 1920x1080 i just know how to do cooling
all settings on low?
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:38 | posts: 26,884 | Location: Hampshire, UK

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Low settings... has to be. No other possible way to get that even if the temps were below 0.
temps have nothing to do with it as long as he's not throttling. but I'm sure you know that.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:39 | posts: 26,884 | Location: Hampshire, UK

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all settings on low?
all maxed lol. he's clearly trolling.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 22:46 | posts: 7 | Location: Slovenia

I don't play that many games. One or two from time to time. Mostly I do video encoding. I don't really like the features on current LGA1156 motherboards. Need plenty of Sata ports, 8 HDDs in case + 8 in RAID station.

Not possible to run those games maxed @ 120fps.

If you look at this review, you can't even run MW2 @ 120 fps.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages...review,12.html
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 23:05 | posts: 19,077 | Location: New Jersey, USA

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I Am Getting Highest Settings 120 Frames On All The Games I Mentioned This Not A Debate LOL!!! At 1920x1080p
qx9650 4ghz with a stock 480, I sure aint getting those fps at 1080 maxed. that 480 I have is better than your video card
I had to pick a 570 vs a 7770 as the 480 and 570 are very close performance wise
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/518?vs=536

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