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Finally time for a much needed upgrade and I really mean MUCH needed. Going from:

CPU: AMD Athlon x2 6000+
GPU: XFX 8600GT
RAM: 4GB
HDD: 500GB
OS: Win Vista Ultimate
PSU: Corsair 620w
Monitor: 19" Hanns G
MOBO: Gigabyte - cant remember model number but socket AM2 or AM2+ I think.

to

CPU: Intel i7 3770
GPU: ASUS GTX660
RAM: 8GB
HDD: [keeping] - Still looking into Solid State
OS: Win 7 or Win 8
PSU: [keeping] - I believe this will be enough for what I will be putting into the new rig.
Monitor: [keeping] - For now. Will be upgrading to an ASUS 23" in the near future.
MOBO: ASUS Sabretooth Z77

What I do:

- Some gaming. I will mostly be playing things like Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, and Quake Live
- Streaming. I was doing this with my current setup and it wasn't too bad. Should be more high quality with new build.
- Movies/TV. Obvious Netflix and Hulu here. This will be the least of my concerns as my Xbox 360 takes care of this part along with Xfinity, HBO Go, and ESPN.

This will be a pretty huge upgrade in performance for me and I am really excited to get everything setup and running. I am aware that this is really overkill for what I will be doing, but in the event that something great comes out I will have the needed hardware to experience it. Any thoughts/questions/concerns/etc are definitely encouraged and I will definitely be posting pictures and reactions as soon as I get the money for this glorious machine. =]

Edited by bradGzus - 3/25/13 at 10:45pm
post #2 of 7
If you are going to get an overkill setup, why go for a non-k processor as there is little difference between the two. Also, for the price of that 660, you could add a couple of extra more and get HD 7870, which effectively competes with GTX 660ti. Also its overclockable, which is another plus
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Also if you go for such a highend z77 motherboard, at least get a core unlocked CPU. Like the 3770k
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ahh yeah you want a 3570k and a different mobo...the sabertooth is a marketing gimmick... if i were you i would do a whole lot more research before you pull the trigger...good luck with the machine.
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the cpu ram and psu are fine.
drop the sabertooth. get Z77Z-UD3H use those saved 100$ to get a 7970 smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Ramzinho View Post

the cpu ram and psu are fine.
drop the sabertooth. get Z77Z-UD3H use those saved 100$ to get a 7970 smile.gif

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Honestly I'd save the money and get a GTX 650 ti Boost when the price drops a bit and use the money for a decent 1080p or higher monitor. I'd also grab a Gigabyte Z77x-ud3h over a sabertooth to save money and get a better mobo (z77x-ud3h held 7ghz oc record at one time, before beaten by an ASUS ROG board).

http://hwbot.org/news/7577_seeing_is_believing_gigabyte_is_first_with_validated_7_032_ghz_cpu_clock_world_record_on_ivy_bridge
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