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I've had my system for about 1 year without upgrading it and here is how it stands at the moment

i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz with Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
MSI P67A-C43
8GB Generic Ram 1333mhz
Gigabyte GTX 560ti OC
Seasonic M12II 520W
500GB Seagate SATA 3 Drive
Coolermaster 430 Elite

Now here's a list of upgrades I'm deciding
NZXT Phantom 410 SE Gunmetal
Samsung 830 128GB SSD
Corsair H100
AsROCK Z77 Extreme4
Corsair HX650
and maybe another hard drive if I ever need one

The only thing I'm wondering is, should I upgrade my PSU? I don't plan on doing SLI for a long time.
And how are the rest? Are they all good?
post #2 of 17
If the hyper 212 is doing a good job at 4.5 why bother? Unless you want to.
SSD's are awesome. Fast boots are sweet and the Samsung is apparently a good choice according to everyone. thumb.gif
Getting some better ram should help things along.

I would say unless you feel the motherboard is limiting you (aside from no sli). Your best bet, other than an ssd, would probably be new gpu and power supply. depending what card you go with you may be nipping at the heels of your supply's limits.

Anything else won't give you any performance gains. So if you can afford to go ahead
Edited by DaFirnz - 10/30/12 at 11:56pm
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post #3 of 17
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If the hyper 212 is doing a good job at 4.5 why bother? Unless you want to.
SSD's are awesome. Fast boots are sweet and the Samsung is apparently a good choice according to everyone. thumb.gif
Getting some better ram should help things along.
I would say unless you feel the motherboard is limiting you (aside from no sli). Your best bet, other than an ssd, would probably be new gpu and power supply. depending what card you go with you may be nipping at the heels of your supply's limits.
How does getting different types of RAM help? I always thought they were the same??
I'm pretty happy with my GPU, don't really need to spend any money on it. And what PSU should I get?
post #4 of 17
Wait... That is the only advice I can give you. Intel should be releasing Haswell (this is the architecture after ivy-bridge) in Q2 - Q3 of 2013. The average upgrade cycle for a PC user is 2-years anyway. You could definitely upgrade your case, SSD, cooler, and power supply, but wait on the motherboard. My recommendation would be to wait for Haswell, and then get a mid-range CPU and a motherboard (Preferably from ASUS, Gigabyte, or MSI) and an MSI GTX 660 Ti Twin Frozr GPU. The prices of the 660 Ti should drop by then.

You should have enough performance out of your current system for now, and another thing... The i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge) is compatible with Z77 boards but you won't get any of the Ivy Bridge features so it is pointless.

However, your case, ssd, cooler, and power supply can definitely be upgraded.

P.S. Is your profile picture a Pagani Zonda F, R or something else?
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post #5 of 17
Upgrading RAM on an intel platform does absolutely no good whatsoever and it a complete waste of money. The only way you will see a noticeable difference is if you are going for something like 2GB of DDR-800 to 16GB of DDR3-2133. If you aren't doing heavy picture editing and video encoding, 8GB at 1333 is just fine.
    
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post #6 of 17
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Wait... That is the only advice I can give you. Intel should be releasing Haswell (this is the architecture after ivy-bridge) in Q2 - Q3 of 2013. The average upgrade cycle for a PC user is 2-years anyway. You could definitely upgrade your case, SSD, cooler, and power supply, but wait on the motherboard. My recommendation would be to wait for Haswell, and then get a mid-range CPU and a motherboard (Preferably from ASUS, Gigabyte, or MSI) and an MSI GTX 660 Ti Twin Frozr GPU. The prices of the 660 Ti should drop by then.
You should have enough performance out of your current system for now, and another thing... The i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge) is compatible with Z77 boards but you won't get any of the Ivy Bridge features so it is pointless.
However, your case, ssd, cooler, and power supply can definitely be upgraded.
P.S. Is your profile picture a Pagani Zonda F, R or something else?
I'll probably upgrade my GPU when the new Haswell architecture comes out then. Yeah I know I won't get any of the Ivy Bridge features but I don't think they sell P67 or Z68 motherboards anymore.
And yeah my profile picture is a Pagani Zonda 760RS
post #7 of 17
In all honesty your system is more than enough for games. The only thing I would get is a SSD or video card.
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post #8 of 17
If you are having a problem with your motherboard then I would recommend replacing it ASAP with:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131867

It is just a motherboard, no accessories for a very, very low price.
    
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by ryan9298b2 View Post

If you are having a problem with your motherboard then I would recommend replacing it ASAP with:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131867
It is just a motherboard, no accessories for a very, very low price.
Haha I'm not from the states, Australian here smile.gif
post #10 of 17
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Just a little bump tongue.gif
I got an SSD and new Motherboard (old one broke) and next on my list is a 600t SE. After that I'll probably get a H100i. Then to finish off my rig I'll probably get a 7950 when the 8000 series come out so it'll drop in price.
Also I'm wondering if my 520w is enough for a 7950? I just plan on buying some cable extensions rather than buying a new power supply in all. I don't plan on CF'ing at all.
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