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*Moved*

Hey I'm totally new in the world of overclocking.
I'm currently working on upgrading my rig to deliver some serious performance,
and regarding this I need some questions answered.


Current Specs Updated

Mobo - ASUS P6T SE Socket-1366
CPU - Intel Core i7 960 Quad 3,2Ghz
GPU - ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
RAM - OCZ 3G 6GB
Case - Corsair Carbide 500R
SSD - OCZ Revo-Drive 2

So, what in which order should I upgrade? I reckon the CPU is decent,
I know for a fact that my GPU is not up to today's standards, so my plan for that is to wait until AMD releases their new graphics cards early 2012, or get a 6990.
As for memory currently I'm looking at Corsair's Vengeance series which seems good and reasonably priced.

With the info provided now, do you guys got any tips for which parts to get?
Edited by torrel - 11/17/11 at 8:53am
post #2 of 5
The only thing you need is a graphics card.If you want too upgrade more,you will have too move too a new platform,like sandy or ivy bridge.
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-750 4.3@1.375v Asus Maximus III Formula Asus ENGTX465 4gb G Skill 2000 Mhz.Trident @2133 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24"1080P LED Asus VE248H Abs M1 Cooler master silent pro 600 modular M600 RS-60... Lian Li Lancool PCK-58 
MouseMouse Pad
Steelseries Kinzu no 
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My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-750 4.3@1.375v Asus Maximus III Formula Asus ENGTX465 4gb G Skill 2000 Mhz.Trident @2133 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24"1080P LED Asus VE248H Abs M1 Cooler master silent pro 600 modular M600 RS-60... Lian Li Lancool PCK-58 
MouseMouse Pad
Steelseries Kinzu no 
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Do find out what the mobo is, you can take a pic and post it here.

CPU is good,RAM is good , Case is Great, SSD is awesome.

Just missing a CPU cooler to OC the i7 and a better GPU.
Just get another kit of Mushkin, no need to change to Vengeance. Wait till the newer gen cards come out before getting a new GPU.

CPU Cooler: Corsair H80/H100 for clean sleek look/

Noctua D14/Silver Arrow for (probably cheaper) air cooling.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6500 @ stock MSI H110i Pro AC Asus GTX 1070 Gaming Strix OC 16Gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
1Tb Hitachi 5400RPM 2.5" HDD Intel 540s 240Gb SSD Noctua L9i Windows 10 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PX2370 Filco Ninja Brown Switches Silverstone 500W SFX-L Gold Silverstone RVZ02 (Non-Windowed) 
MouseAudio
Razer DeathAdder Chroma Bose Companion II 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6500 @ stock MSI H110i Pro AC Asus GTX 1070 Gaming Strix OC 16Gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
1Tb Hitachi 5400RPM 2.5" HDD Intel 540s 240Gb SSD Noctua L9i Windows 10 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PX2370 Filco Ninja Brown Switches Silverstone 500W SFX-L Gold Silverstone RVZ02 (Non-Windowed) 
MouseAudio
Razer DeathAdder Chroma Bose Companion II 
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Done at work now, home in about 20min so more specs inc
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post

CPU Cooler: Corsair H80/H100 for clean sleek look/
Noctua D14/Silver Arrow for (probably cheaper) air cooling.

Mobo is updated in the OP. Also a new CPU cooler is already in the mail, it's a Corsair A70, ordered it after I read the review on OCClub I think.
Edited by torrel - 11/17/11 at 8:54am
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