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honestly I would keep what you got for now while you save up money to buy an all new rig
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Yea that whole rig is gonna bottleneck HD7950/GTX680 so badly, not worth it, I would do as mtbiker033 said and simply start saving money for a completely new rig.
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Okay. Here is the route I am highly thinking about taking instead.

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960

MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131872

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066

Already have 8gigs of ram + another 4gigs laying around that can't be placed on my current 2 slot motherboard.

The 550 ti that I have right now performs fairly well as it is. If I can get a bigger boost in overall performance purchasing what I have listed above (as well as setting myself up for future graphic cards). Then that is the route I will take. Any opinions on the above build?
    
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Originally Posted by mikestancato View Post

Okay. Here is the route I am highly thinking about taking instead.

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960

MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131872

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066

Already have 8gigs of ram + another 4gigs laying around that can't be placed on my current 2 slot motherboard.

The 550 ti that I have right now performs fairly well as it is. If I can get a bigger boost in overall performance purchasing what I have listed above (as well as setting myself up for future graphic cards). Then that is the route I will take. Any opinions on the above build?

I would stay away from Zambezi if I were you, either go for Vishera (8320/8350) or go inter with an i5.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285&Tpk=8320 10 bucks more, way better CPU.
If you live near a microcenter you might find a nice mobo+cpu bundle and the 3570k is "only"190 bucks.
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor

Just, don't get a zambezi with other much better options being so close in price. smile.gif
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I would stay away from Zambezi if I were you, either go for Vishera (8320/8350) or go inter with an i5.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285&Tpk=8320 10 bucks more, way better CPU.
If you live near a microcenter you might find a nice mobo+cpu bundle and the 3570k is "only"190 bucks.
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor

Just, don't get a zambezi with other much better options being so close in price. smile.gif

I agree with this.

If you need to find a good PSU, look at the link in my sig and look around the 500-600W area.

Motherboard for that, i would get a Gigabyte UD3, there is a version for both the AMD and Intel chip, and it is a solid board this is quite cheap.
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Your current RAM is DDR2. The new motherboard uses DDR3.

You'll have to get new RAM as well.
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OP, do you live near a microcenter?
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GPU will give you the biggest performance increase still. The rest of the system is getting there but certainly not bad.

Using our very own PSU calc for your current system, I got 375 W with overclocking checked on the GPU. Substituting a 680, I get 350 W. So the 680 is equal to or less than the 550ti, so if your current PSU is working fine, it should continue to work fine with a different GPU. Is it the greatest PSU? No, you might have problems down the road. My advice would be to go for a 600 series if that's what you want and make the PSU the next upgrade, and that will allow you to upgrade to a better cpu/mobo/ram down the line. AMD cards need more power so keep that in mind. With all the overclocking enabled PSUcalc got 350 W for you system and a 7870.
Also like others have said zambezi has poor gaming performance. Vishera or the phenom II is better, or an i5.
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I wouldn't risk it, it may not be enough juice so you may never achieve the full potential of the card. Besides an overclocked 670 is as capable as a stock 680, if not more capable. I would get the 670 and a good power supply. At least a 600w, even though the the minimum is like 500/550, a 600w would give you plenty of headroom for overclocking. I recommend a Corsair Gaming Series (just cause Corsair has never let me down before). Whatever you choose, just make sure it is 80+ certified and a reputable brand thumb.gif

EDIT: sorry, I just realized there were more pages to this post lol. Whatever you do, good luck!
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I wouldn't risk it, it may not be enough juice so you may never achieve the full potential of the card. Besides an overclocked 670 is as capable as a stock 680, if not more capable. I would get the 670 and a good power supply. At least a 600w, even though the the minimum is like 500/550, a 600w would give you plenty of headroom for overclocking. I recommend a Corsair Gaming Series (just cause Corsair has never let me down before). Whatever you choose, just make sure it is 80+ certified and a reputable brand thumb.gif

EDIT: sorry, I just realized there were more pages to this post lol. Whatever you do, good luck!
No, even a quality 400 watt PSU would be more than enough to power such a system with a GTX 670; 450 watts for a 680, and this includes overclocking. Also the Corsair gaming series aren't as good as other suggestions in this thread, such as the Rosewill Capstone in terms of price and quality.
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