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Okay first off I know hardly anything about building pc's. On my first computer I had a friend build it for me. I'm for looking to upgrade it so that I can can run SWTOR and couple other MMO's in the future on high/ultra settings without any problem. This is goin be used for nothing but gaming. My current specs for pc is in my signature. I was planning on upgrading CPU to the i7-2700k, but was needing help on GPU, MB and PSU. Any good suggestions would be nice. I probably have around $1000-$1500 to spend.
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get a new graphics card and ssd, that should help. the rest is relatively fine.
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Any good suggestions?
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I would just upgrade the RAM to 8GB and get a new graphics card. Your CPU is fine.
For the graphics card get a GTX560TI or HD6970
    
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No point in spending that money on stuff you don't need to max out what you listed. I7 2700K is not needed, you should just OC your current processor to something like mine ( 3.6 ~ ).

As Greatone said spend the rest on stuff like a solid state, cooling, memory, PSU, and most importantly a graphics card.


I have an 870 and I haven't been bottlenecked by any games ( though Starcraft II was close ). Last week I finally decided to OC and I score a 7.6 in the Windows rating ( same as my friends 2600 ). We score similar scores in all benchmarks.

Good guide for you, but make sure you upgrade your cooling. http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overc...beginners.html
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No point in spending that money on stuff you don't need to max out what you listed. I7 2700K is not needed, you should just OC your current processor to something like mine ( 3.6 ~ ).

As Greatone said spend the rest on stuff like a solid state, cooling, memory, PSU, and most importantly a graphics card.


I have an 870 and I haven't been bottlenecked by any games ( though Starcraft II was close ). Last week I finally decided to OC and I score a 7.6 in the Windows rating ( same as my friends 2600 ). We score similar scores in all benchmarks.

Good guide for you, but make sure you upgrade your cooling. http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overc...beginners.html
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I already planned on upgrading RAM to 8Gb or even 12. As for OCing, I have no clue how to do that. Like I said, I don't know much on computer hardware that's why I was goin take the safe road and just upgrade CPU. As for graphics card, do you know of any good single card or even multiple card setup?
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I already planned on upgrading RAM to 8Gb or even 12. As for OCing, I have no clue how to do that. Like I said, I don't know much on computer hardware that's why I was goin take the safe road and just upgrade CPU. As for graphics card, do you know of any good single card or even multiple card setup?
Get 8GB of ram, 12GB is just overkill
If you want a graphics card that can run everything get a GTX580.
And your board can't overclock, so if you want to do that you need a new one.
    
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CPU shouldnt be a bottleneck, just more ram and for a GPU i would say an AMD 6870HD

It will only cost you about $400 to upgrade that system.

But if you really wanna spend all your cash. New psu, cross/sli some GPU's, new CPU, ram, CPU cooler, and prob alot more case fans.

*SSD isnt really going to help your gaming
 
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If CPU is fine I won't bother with it. Any good suggestions for PSU and with single GPU or even cross/sli some of them like you said?
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