Upgrading my system after 5 years

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  1. finkec

    finkec New Member

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    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)
     
  2. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    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.
     
  3. ground_zero298

    ground_zero298 Master Guru

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    If you have waited 5 years, I would wait the extra couple months for Haswell to come out.
     
  4. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    This.
     

  5. SOLLERHOLLER

    SOLLERHOLLER Banned

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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.
     
  6. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    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.
     
  7. SOLLERHOLLER

    SOLLERHOLLER Banned

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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
     
  8. SOLLERHOLLER

    SOLLERHOLLER Banned

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    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.
     
  9. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  10. SOLLERHOLLER

    SOLLERHOLLER Banned

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    No Dude i Am Running 1920x1080 i just know how to do cooling :)
     

  11. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Sorry bro but I'm calling BS on this.
     
  12. SOLLERHOLLER

    SOLLERHOLLER Banned

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    Bs? Lol!!!
     
  13. SOLLERHOLLER

    SOLLERHOLLER Banned

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    also copper helps reduce heat big time so if u have a copper graphics card and copper cpu u will get cooler :)
     
  14. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    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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    SOLLERHOLLER Banned

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    do u want to bet lol i am not clueless i just know what i am doing LOL!!!
     

  16. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa Master Guru

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    Low settings... has to be. No other possible way to get that even if the temps were below 0.
     
  17. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    you don't know what you're talking about.
     
  18. SOLLERHOLLER

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    I Am Getting Highest Settings 120 Frames On All The Games I Mentioned This Not A Debate LOL!!! At 1920x1080p
     
  19. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    No words are even needed keep it coming.
     
  20. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    of course you are.
     

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