Upcoming PC Upgrades!

Discussion in 'Technology Talk & Help' started by OSTKCabal, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. FROM:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 (Quad-Core) 3.20GHz
    MoBo: GIGABYTE 970A-D3
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6850 1.0GB Overclocked ( 1 Fan / 850MHz )
    RAM: 12GB Corsair XMS3 (DDR3 1600MHz)
    HDD 1: Seagate 1TB 7.2k SATA-III
    HDD 2: 146GB Western Digital 10k SATA-II
    HDD 3: 3TB 7.2k USB 3.0 External
    PSU: 750W Corsair

    TO:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Quad-Core 3.40GHz
    MoBo: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
    GPU: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB ( 3 Fans / 1.06GHz )
    RAM: 12GB Corsair XMS3 (DDR3 1600MHz)
    HDD 1: Seagate 1TB 7.2k SATA-III (Future transition to 256GB ADATA SSD @ 550Mb/s)
    HDD 2: 3TB 7.2k SATA-III (Turning that external into an internal :p)
    PSU: 850W Cooler Master Silent Pro

    Total Cost: ~ $1050
     
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    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  3. yeah i would agree with delta but i would recommend getting a corsair psu, if you are planing on crossfiring, then you are gonna need that 850~900 watts but if you are not gonna crossfire in the future your 750 will be just fine
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  5. Get an SSD always get an ssd
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  6. ^ and SSD is a luxury part, its only if you have money to spend, as for me i built a 1000 pc without windows or a monitor included in the price. I only got a little 7870 and a ssd when if i wouldnt have got the ssd i coulda get a 670 or a 680
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  7. yeah my ssd is amazingly fast, i love it, but i would rather have to wait for boot and other things and get a 670 or a 680
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  8. You have successfully activated my fancy meters, and I shall look into this purchase immediately.

    I'll be buying the parts one by one and I'll be selling off my current parts as I receive the new ones. (For example, when I get my new CPU-MoBo, I'll be selling my current mobo & cpu and so on.)

    Getting most of the money from my job as a Support Rep, though. Pays well when you answer as many tickets as I do ;)
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  9. yeah just promise me you get the 680, then if you have money you can buy the ssd. but the psu is very reliable and if it breaks, or something happens power wise, the psu will break instead of all your pc parts. just because its corsair and awesome. they are the best psu brand out there, anyone will tell you that
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  10. The issue with my current PSU is that it does not have the required adapters/hookups for the GTX 680, but I'll have to check again before I purchase the new PSU.
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  11. Also having a 580 I know how big the gpu is make sure your case is good enough.
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  12. It'll simply be a matter of removing my 146GB 10k drive, which is aging and starting to fail anyway.
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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    I really wouldn't suggest the Sabertooth z77; IIRC it's much louder than other Mobos and this can get pretty annoying if you use a microphone. Though with a little research I heard you can turn the assist fans off, which sounds like a good idea, considering how loud they are in a game. At the same time I wouldn't do it because of the risk of overheating your mobo.
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  14. My friend has a sabertooth that isnt honestly very loud fans unless you are like right next to your desktop and your mic is in the pc itself, its a great motherboard, but its a motherboard if you have money. Its like an ssd, a luxury item.
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  15. I'm probably going to go with my earlier plan of the following:

    Intel Core i7-2600K Quad-Core 3.40GHz + HyperThreading

    - and -

    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 MoBo


    Slightly less power, but very marginally so.
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  16. no! just go with an i5 3550 or non overclocking and i5 3570k for overclocking and get a cheap z77 motherboard for overclocking and h77 for non overclocking, and save that extra money and get like dual 680s or 670s or something like that, you will thank me later. you dont need an i7 by any means.....its totally useless for gaming unless you do hardcore video rendering then you need it
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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    Yeah, I too have a Sabertooth and I've been told it sounds like I'm in a windtunnel. It's probably due to my shitty mic and configurations, though. Sitting next to it atm playing TF2, it is kind of loud though. Sounds like my 2008 Xbox Arcade (which are pretty damn loud).
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  18. I work with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere Pro, for both school and personal work. I see the Hyperthreaded cores as necessary. I know what I want and how I want it to be, but, thank you for the consideration. I see no need -AT ALL- for a SLI configuration of graphics card. The GTX 680 will already be an 80-140% increase over my current card, and that's more than enough for me.

    Thanks for the reply. I'll probably stick with the GEN3 that I posted above. Ironically, there is no 'Gen 3' about it. For it to support Ivy Bridge, it requires a BIOS update.
     
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    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  19. well if you are planning on playing bf3 or something you will definatly want to have dual 680s, dont make the mistake i did, if you dont have a monitor that can put out full hd or something close, then maybe you dont, but running it on max settings you will need it as well as other games.
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  20. According to numerous benchmarks and gameplay videos, the GTX 680 can run BF3 maxed out at 55-60 FPS.
     
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  21. exactly
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  22. 60 FPS is beyond perfectly acceptable for Battlefield 3.
     
    Posted Jan 21, 2013
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  23. Yeah? But getting 100 is a lot better to the eye, i can tell the difference between 60fps and 100 easily
     
    Posted Jan 22, 2013
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  24. I dfo not rest my case, 60 FPS is perfectly playable, especially since I did fine with 30-45 FPS at Medium settings on this machine.
     
    Posted Jan 22, 2013
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