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Hello all,

I'm not a huge gamer, but I get a bit obsessed with wanting to upgrade my computer... lately I've been thinking about CPUs. I stay up thinking about them. Most nights, I can't get to sleep...

Anyway, at the moment, I've got a i5 2310, it's a rare one, and so is my mobo. It's some pile of crap, Medion MS 7728 with H61 support.
My graphics card is a HD 6850.

I've never done anything CPU-related before. Like, not sure about what coolers etc I may need.

I was looking at the 2500k or 3570k. I don't think I'll be looking to overclock so much so I have to buy a better cooler. But I don't know anything about that so don't know what is needed when. Plus, I'll need a new mobo for the CPU, I think. Any ideas which combo? I don't have the money at the moment, just for future reference.

I may buy a new graphics card too later on.

TIA.
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post #2 of 9
good combo
3570k
mobo: gigbyte z77x-ud3h ( you can use your h61 but cant overclock on that board plus the quality is less than desired)
cooler: hyper 212+ evo
cooler high end air noctua nh-d14
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WD Blue 500gb WD Green 500gb Some ASUS media drive AMD stock (wants H100 or H80) 
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Good old window shopping smile.gif
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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

good combo
3570k
mobo: gigbyte z77x-ud3h ( you can use your h61 but cant overclock on that board plus the quality is less than desired)
cooler: hyper 212+ evo
cooler high end air noctua nh-d14

Thanks for that. I'll take a look.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nooboc2012 View Post

Good old window shopping smile.gif

Lol, what do you mean?
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3570k z77x-UD5H HD 7970 (can't mind brand) 8GB RAM 
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DO not waste a time - just collect money and when time come go for the best what this money can buy. Weary soon scene it will change and today king's it will be available for small points smile.gif
Edited by kope - 11/24/12 at 3:29am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3930k ASUS P9x79 VGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual FTW w/ EVGA ACX Co... HyperX Predator (T2) - 8GB Kit* (2x4GB) - DDR3 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
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Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200S SEIDON 240mm Windows 8 ASUS MX279 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
ASUS MX279 Thermaltake 750W LC Power Infiltrator M-Audio Delta 1010Lt 
Audio
M-Audio FireWire Solo 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3930k ASUS P9X79  GV-N670OC-2GD  PXD38G2133C11K 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 Noktua NH D14 Windows 8 ASUS VE278Q 
PowerCase
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W  Cooler Master HAF 922 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 3930k ASUS P9X79 MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
PXD38G2133C11K Corsair Force 3 Noktua NH D14 Windows 8 
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post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kope View Post

DO not waste a time - just collect money and when time come go for the best what this money can buy. Weary soon scene it will change and today king's it will be available for small points smile.gif

Yeah, I'm just planning roughly.

I might go for the Gigabyte z77x UD5H instead because I may want to run a Hackintosh dual boot too - which UD3H isn't too compatible with it seems. i5 3570k still good to go with that?

Any ideas for a future graphics card? tongue.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k z77x-UD5H HD 7970 (can't mind brand) 8GB RAM 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB HDD AR01 Win 8 64-bit 21.5" Asus Full HD Monitor 
Power
800W 
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My Current Rig
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k z77x-UD5H HD 7970 (can't mind brand) 8GB RAM 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB HDD AR01 Win 8 64-bit 21.5" Asus Full HD Monitor 
Power
800W 
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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
I can pick up a used i7 2600k for a few more bucks. Will that be better than the i5 3570k? I don't plan to OC much, just a little bump till while it's stable. Which CPU then?

And either way, will stock cooler do with a little OC?
My Current Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k z77x-UD5H HD 7970 (can't mind brand) 8GB RAM 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB HDD AR01 Win 8 64-bit 21.5" Asus Full HD Monitor 
Power
800W 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k z77x-UD5H HD 7970 (can't mind brand) 8GB RAM 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB HDD AR01 Win 8 64-bit 21.5" Asus Full HD Monitor 
Power
800W 
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post #9 of 9
in theory ivy is about 10-15% faster as sandy if i were you i just would take the i5 3570k mate wink.gif
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OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD - Barracuda Green 2TB Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 2333HD 
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