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post #1 of 7
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I am thinking about upgrading my current computer build to a newer one. I am not quite sure on what I should get but this is what I have decided on so far:

My current computer build is:
Motherboard: Asus M4A78LT-M-LE
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 945e @ 3000Mz
Memory: 8192MB 1600MHz DDR3
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770
Sound: Asus Xonar PCI 7.1 audio card
Power supply: 450w not sure what make
OS: Windows 7

What I want to upgrade to:
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio ATX
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache
Case + Power supply (bundle): CM Storm Scout + Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W
Graphics: PowerColor HD 6870 1GB GDDR5

Do you think it would be worth upgrading to that and have I listed all the right parts?
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AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.6 GHz Asus Sabertooth 990fx ATI Radeon HD 5770 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 ... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Coolmaster Hyper TV3 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Asus 21" Dell 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
600w Antec Eleven Hundred SteelSeries Xia SteelSeries Qck 
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Asus Xonar PCI 7.1 audio card 
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AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.6 GHz Asus Sabertooth 990fx ATI Radeon HD 5770 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 ... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Coolmaster Hyper TV3 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Asus 21" Dell 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
600w Antec Eleven Hundred SteelSeries Xia SteelSeries Qck 
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Asus Xonar PCI 7.1 audio card 
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post #2 of 7
The power supply is not the best, I would see if you could get a Corsair TX650V2. Nice PSU's.
Also I would get the Asrock Extreme4 Gen3 mobo. It is overall better and has better power circuitry features and cooling.
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Intel i5-2500k 4.4GHz Asus P8P67 Pro 3.1 HIS HD 7870 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB 1600MHz 
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Crucial m4 128GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Asus DRW-24B1ST Noctua NH-D14 
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Accelero Twin Turbo II Windows 7 Professional N Dell U2311H Realforce 87U White 55cN 
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Corsair TX650V2 Fractal Design R3 Black Pearl Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries 4HD 
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Intel i5-2500k 4.4GHz Asus P8P67 Pro 3.1 HIS HD 7870 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial m4 128GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Asus DRW-24B1ST Noctua NH-D14 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Accelero Twin Turbo II Windows 7 Professional N Dell U2311H Realforce 87U White 55cN 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX650V2 Fractal Design R3 Black Pearl Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries 4HD 
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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
The mobo you are on about would that be the Z68 or the P67 version?
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AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.6 GHz Asus Sabertooth 990fx ATI Radeon HD 5770 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 ... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Coolmaster Hyper TV3 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Asus 21" Dell 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
600w Antec Eleven Hundred SteelSeries Xia SteelSeries Qck 
Audio
Asus Xonar PCI 7.1 audio card 
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AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.6 GHz Asus Sabertooth 990fx ATI Radeon HD 5770 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 ... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Coolmaster Hyper TV3 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Asus 21" Dell 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
600w Antec Eleven Hundred SteelSeries Xia SteelSeries Qck 
Audio
Asus Xonar PCI 7.1 audio card 
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post #4 of 7
Z68. It is a great mobo.
Turbulence
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500k 4.4GHz Asus P8P67 Pro 3.1 HIS HD 7870 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial m4 128GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Asus DRW-24B1ST Noctua NH-D14 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Accelero Twin Turbo II Windows 7 Professional N Dell U2311H Realforce 87U White 55cN 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX650V2 Fractal Design R3 Black Pearl Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries 4HD 
AudioAudioAudio
Audinst HUD-mx1 Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium 600 Ω Recabled M-Audio AV40 
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Intel i5-2500k 4.4GHz Asus P8P67 Pro 3.1 HIS HD 7870 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial m4 128GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Asus DRW-24B1ST Noctua NH-D14 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Accelero Twin Turbo II Windows 7 Professional N Dell U2311H Realforce 87U White 55cN 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX650V2 Fractal Design R3 Black Pearl Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries 4HD 
AudioAudioAudio
Audinst HUD-mx1 Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium 600 Ω Recabled M-Audio AV40 
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post #5 of 7
Honestly, a new power supply and video card would make a world of difference without breaking the bank. Your 945 still has plenty of headroom for a good overclock while still keeping temperatures down.

While the 2500k is an amazing processor and a decent upgrade, is it really worth it for the purposes you intend to use them for?

Also, I'd swap that GPU out for a 6950 if you are stuck on ATI. More VRam
 
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2500K @ 4.4ghz ASUS P8Z68-V Pro MSI GTX580 Lightning Patriot G2 16GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-M 160GB | 2x WD Caviar Black 1TB [Raid0] ASUS DVD-RW Corsair H70 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 27" LED Logitech K800 Antec HCG-900 Watt Rosewill Thor V2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Gamers-X Mouse Pad Titanium HD + Z5500 / AKG Q701 
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AMD X2 555 @ 4.21ghz (Unlocked to X4) Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 EVGA GTX560Ti 8GB Corsair Dominator 1600mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel X25-M 160gb | 2x WD Caviar Black 1TB RAID-0 Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate (2x) Asus VE258 (need 3rd) 
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Logitech K800 Antec Truepower 650 Cooler Master HAF912 Logitech MX518 
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2500K @ 4.4ghz ASUS P8Z68-V Pro MSI GTX580 Lightning Patriot G2 16GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-M 160GB | 2x WD Caviar Black 1TB [Raid0] ASUS DVD-RW Corsair H70 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 27" LED Logitech K800 Antec HCG-900 Watt Rosewill Thor V2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Gamers-X Mouse Pad Titanium HD + Z5500 / AKG Q701 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 555 @ 4.21ghz (Unlocked to X4) Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 EVGA GTX560Ti 8GB Corsair Dominator 1600mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel X25-M 160gb | 2x WD Caviar Black 1TB RAID-0 Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate (2x) Asus VE258 (need 3rd) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K800 Antec Truepower 650 Cooler Master HAF912 Logitech MX518 
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Gamers-X Lan Center Pad Sound Blaster Titanium HD + Z5500 
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post

The power supply is not the best, I would see if you could get a Corsair TX650V2. Nice PSU's.
Also I would get the Asrock Extreme4 Gen3 mobo. It is overall better and has better power circuitry features and cooling.

Yeah I do need to change the power supply and will most likely get the one that you suggested. I am also keeping the processor seeing as I can still overclock it quite a bit, I have also considered this motherboard - Gigabyte Motherboard GA-990FXA-UD3, http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-990fxa-ud3-amd-990fx-s-am3plus-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-raid-sata-pcie-20-%28x16%29-atx
My rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.6 GHz Asus Sabertooth 990fx ATI Radeon HD 5770 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 ... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Coolmaster Hyper TV3 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Asus 21" Dell 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
600w Antec Eleven Hundred SteelSeries Xia SteelSeries Qck 
Audio
Asus Xonar PCI 7.1 audio card 
  hide details  
Reply
My rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.6 GHz Asus Sabertooth 990fx ATI Radeon HD 5770 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 ... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Coolmaster Hyper TV3 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Asus 21" Dell 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
600w Antec Eleven Hundred SteelSeries Xia SteelSeries Qck 
Audio
Asus Xonar PCI 7.1 audio card 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Henrez View Post

I am thinking about upgrading my current computer build to a newer one. I am not quite sure on what I should get but this is what I have decided on so far:

My current computer build is:
Motherboard: Asus M4A78LT-M-LE
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 945e @ 3000Mz
Memory: 8192MB 1600MHz DDR3
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770
Sound: Asus Xonar PCI 7.1 audio card
Power supply: 450w not sure what make
OS: Windows 7

What I want to upgrade to:
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio ATX
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache
Case + Power supply (bundle): CM Storm Scout + Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W
Graphics: PowerColor HD 6870 1GB GDDR5

Do you think it would be worth upgrading to that and have I listed all the right parts?

If you are on a budget :
- a Biostar motherboard - they go around 120-140
- try to look for a Corsair or Seasonic power supply. A 500Watt good power supply should be enough
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