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post #1 of 12
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I just got a new Gaming Rig . Im Not sure if i made a mistake in the parts i got.

I would like to get the most out of my computer, or at least be able to play games like Shogun 2 and Company of heros 2 on high Settings.

I am looking at buying a much nicer GPU card soon. Just dont know if it can help me or not.

This is my Rig: http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/4548128


Hope Ive Posted in the right place im new here.!

Thank You Very Much.
post #2 of 12
Once you get a faster GPU, the build will become quite a bit better.

As for your CPU, as you have the 'K' version, this can be overclocked. Here's a guide for overclocking Ivy with Asus motherboards, I think that's what board I saw on your build. Apologies if it isn't.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1291703/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboards

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Looks like you got an H77 motherboard, which will be very limited overclocking (not sure which cpu you have). I haven't had an h77 board but think that is limited to what intel turbo boost can give + any extra bclk you can add.
    
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Im not 100% but im dont think i have the k i just have the I5-3570 LGA 1155. I dont know if this is the k i dont believe so. i paid 220 For it. i can still take it back and my mother bored too if i need to. i would like to overclock . can you suggest what mother bored or Cpu to get i paid 120 for mother bored
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Im not 100% but im dont think i have the k i just have the I5-3570 LGA 1155. I dont know if this is the k i dont believe so. i paid 220 For it. i can still take it back and my mother bored too if i need to. i would like to overclock . can you suggest what mother bored or Cpu to get i paid 120 for mother bored

For overclocking the cpu you would want the K series cpu (like 3570k) & a p77 motherboard. It doesn't need to be top of the line, asus & asrock are very popular here & have dedicated threads for overclocking with ivy bridge cpus.
    
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You're going to be limited as far as overclocking your CPU, so get something like a Radeon HD 7950 and OC your graphics.
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post #7 of 12
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Would you recommend keeping my Processor (and current Rig Settings..) and Just Buying the upgraded Graphics card? Wil i need a beter PSU for that i just bought the Corsair tx650 ?
Thank you.
post #8 of 12
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Would you recommend keeping my Processor (and current Rig Settings..) and Just Buying the upgraded Graphics card? Wil i need a beter PSU for that i just bought the Corsair tx650 ?
Thank you.

650W is more than enough for any modern single card setup, barring worst case scenarios with a GTX690. Corsair uses fairly high quality OEM units, so I wouldn't worry. Otherwise, your build looks fine other than being limited by how far you can push the CPU.

(You could have done a little better on the RAM though, if you happen to have Samsung 30nm DDR3L sticks available tongue.gif )
    
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650W is more than enough for any modern single card setup, barring worst case scenarios with a GTX690. Corsair uses fairly high quality OEM units, so I wouldn't worry. Otherwise, your build looks fine other than being limited by how far you can push the CPU.
(You could have done a little better on the RAM though, if you happen to have Samsung 30nm DDR3L sticks available tongue.gif )

How much better are your Samsung 30nm DDR3L 2x4GB then mine? tongue.gif? i dont think i can take those back .
post #10 of 12
That was mainly meant as a joke, it probably wouldn't matter much as a non-K CPU can't be overclocked, so the benefit from overclocking the hell out of your RAM would be moot, at best.

If you ever happen to need RAM though, those 30nm Samsung sticks overclock like no other. smile.gif
    
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