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Originally Posted by little_grim;15366114 
So I am planning to upgrade so my spec will look as follows:
i5-2500k processor
ASUS P8P67-M Pro Motherboard
Kingston Hyper-X Blu 1600 DDR3 Memory 4GB
Radeon HD5770 (I am keeping this from my old system)
Cooler master Power supply 460 Watt.

CPU looks good.

Motherboard - forget Crossfire like the other guys said. This way you can get something cheaper like the ASRock Z68 PRO3-M for around $40 less. It overclocks, plus is the newer Z68 chipset.

Look for some cheaper memory, unless you're getting a killer deal on it. Most HyperX Blu I've seen are 1.65v. Look for some memory that is 1.5v - the preferred voltage. If 1600 is too pricey, go with 1333. Memory performance doesn't add a whole lot in games - probably 70-80% of most gaming performance is graphics card and most of the remainder is CPU.

When ready for a graphics card upgrade, get a GTX 560 Ti or Radeon 6950, unless something newer comes out.

Find another PSU. That one would be insufficient for either running two 5770 in Crossfire or the single higher end card. Here are a few to look for which would be sufficient - just get the cheapest one out of the bunch when you buy.
Corsair Builder Series CX500V2
Antec Neo Eco 520C
Rosewill Green 520W
You can hit the PSU forum for more recommendations.
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Originally Posted by Zap;15367375 
Motherboard - forget Crossfire like the other guys said. This way you can get something cheaper like the ASRock Z68 PRO3-M for around $40 less. It overclocks, plus is the newer Z68 chipset.

I took a look around and I couldn't find any ASRock motherboards, but I did find the ASUS P8Z68 for the same price. So it makes sense to buy the newer chipset, right? I like that there is an onboard GPU for if the unthinkable happens.

I'm getting a great deal on the memory, it's more expensive to buy the 1333MHz so will stick with that.

I love the GTX but it's ridiculously expensive, best start saving all the cents.

The only thing I am still concerned about is whether my PSU will be able to handle all this.

Its the new Sandy Bridge
the 5770
3 x hard drives
and 4 x 120mm fans
and 2 x 140mm fans
(I really like fans)

Thank you for the advice on the motherboard Zap, I didn't even think to look at the newer chipsets
Edited by little_grim - 10/20/11 at 4:25am
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Originally Posted by little_grim;15379256 
The only thing I am still concerned about is whether my PSU will be able to handle all this.

Cooler Master 460W? No. Not because 460W can't handle it, but AFAIK Cooler Master does not make a quality 460W PSU. Also, if you were considering a better graphics card upgrade in the near future, something like (a quality) 500W might be in order.
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Originally Posted by little_grim;15379256 
I didn't even think to look at the newer chipsets

That's why I always tell people not to plan their new build or upgrade months in advance. Sure, save the money up, but plan what to buy about two weeks in advance, or else you miss out on the latest/greatest.

Oh yeah, what case will this go into? The first motherboard you mentioned is micro ATX, but the second one is ATX.
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post #14 of 16
I still consider a 5770 to be an entry level card. Man I remember when the 5770 was a beast.
You should get a second one.

If you didn't want to hurt your wallet and to buy second hand: 470 and 480s are still beasts and they are pretty cheap second hand.
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Originally Posted by Zap;15380730 
Oh yeah, what case will this go into? The first motherboard you mentioned is micro ATX, but the second one is ATX.

I have the Coolermaster RC-370 Elite 370. Its nice and big.
The two boards are the same price, so I am just going to bo with the Z68 chipset.

Mr Mountain Dew My 5770 is still a beast, when you turn the fan up to full speed you can hear it growl at you.
Edited by little_grim - 10/20/11 at 10:56am
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Not for gaming anyway.
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