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Hello, I am a new user here on Overclock.net, and I was wondering if I could ask for some advice into what hardware I should purchase to upgrade my computer. I recently purchased a NVIDIA GTX 660Ti, which is in my tower right now. I'm wondering what other parts I should purchase (My cap is 510 dollars) for my tower. I currently have everything needed to run the computer, I'm just wondering what I should upgrade.

Currently, the only thing that's even remotely modern in my computer is the graphics card, which I purchased about 2 months ago.

So yeah, I have full intentions on getting a i7 3770 ($300, locked), and a budget motherboard ($150'ish), does anyone have any recommendations on what to buy before I do this? It's a gaming rig, and I just want to be able to play max settings on modern games with decent and constant (60) fps.

Here's my DxDiag information:
http://pastie.org/7322195

I should also add that it's an ATX Board, and I use HDMI hookups for my Graphics cards.


Specifically what I was gonna get was this:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502

and

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544

but I noticed this was for the same price as the i7 3770.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115229
Edited by DrSulfurious - 4/4/13 at 6:55pm
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Hello, I am a new user here on Overclock.net, and I was wondering if I could ask for some advice into what hardware I should purchase to upgrade my computer. I recently purchased a NVIDIA GTX 660Ti, which is in my tower right now. I'm wondering what other parts I should purchase (My cap is 510 dollars) for my tower. I currently have everything needed to run the computer, I'm just wondering what I should upgrade.

Currently, the only thing that's even remotely modern in my computer is the graphics card, which I purchased about 2 months ago.

So yeah, I have full intentions on getting a i7 3770 ($300, locked), and a budget motherboard ($150'ish), does anyone have any recommendations on what to buy before I do this? It's a gaming rig, and I just want to be able to play max settings on modern games with decent fps.

Here's my DxDiag information:
http://pastie.org/7322195

you upgraded the GPU in a store bought PC without needing to upgrade the PSU?
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you upgraded the GPU in a store bought PC without needing to upgrade the PSU?

Computer was home built.
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Computer was home built.
I have to say, the evidence you linked strongly disagrees with this statement.
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I have to say, the evidence you linked strongly disagrees with this statement.

I'm not sure what you mean, the DxDiag? I'm not sure, honestly. I got it off my father who said he built it from scratch. It runs fine with the new graphics card, and I'm pretty sure I brought it up when he was installing the GPU, he said the PSU will work with it, so I took his word for it.

But I'm curious as to what you mean, I'm not as experienced as I wish I was in this field.

Also, does anyone have any opinions on which of these I should buy? I'm wondering what the difference between the 2 processors are, the 3820 and the 3770.
Edited by DrSulfurious - 4/4/13 at 8:19pm
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I'm not sure what you mean, the DxDiag? I'm not sure, honestly. I got it off my father who said he built it from scratch. It runs fine with the new graphics card, and I'm pretty sure I brought it up when he was installing the GPU, he said the PSU will work with it, so I took his word for it.

But I'm curious as to what you mean, I'm not as experienced as I wish I was in this field.

Also, does anyone have any opinions on which of these I should buy? I'm wondering what the difference between the 2 processors are, the 3820 and the 3770.

Because it is a prebuilt HP system, or your DxDiag claims so.

the 3820 and the 3770k will effectively be the same processor for you, with the 3820 being slightly better at the same clock speed. The major differences being that the 3820 does not have an unlocked multiplier, but is sandy bridge and can run quad channel memory and runs in a 2011 socket. 3770k is 2mb less cache (on processor fast memory) but same cores and threads but does have an unlocked multiplier. If you plan to overclock and stay below 5ghz on your processor you will probably be better off with a 3820, but you would need a 2011 socket motherboard, and 4 sticks of ram at least. Either way you won't be disappointed, both are very strong processors.
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what is the Budget ?

my suggestion go with i5-3570K Processor that will save u 110$ based on newegg price's, and the i5 3570K can play all games max, i suggest u get sli if u can or if u have the option to return the gpu and get better one,


as for the choice between 3770k and 3820 that is huge debate nobody wins but for gaming the 3770k will help u now for the HD4000 internal with (virtu mvp) u will get little more fps, and other 3820 more expensive however new features with motherboards as quad channel memory ( u can check the benefits of 2011 socket over 1155)

the 3770k will be easier to overclock if u ever one day needed extra power or just want to be like us have fun and do benchmarks etc...


for motherboard go with 1 of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128551 169$ have very good onboard audio and other features

if u cant afford the m3 sniper then http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546 139$
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Because it is a prebuilt HP system, or your DxDiag claims so.

the 3820 and the 3770k will effectively be the same processor for you, with the 3820 being slightly better at the same clock speed. The major differences being that the 3820 does not have an unlocked multiplier, but is sandy bridge and can run quad channel memory and runs in a 2011 socket. 3770k is 2mb less cache (on processor fast memory) but same cores and threads but does have an unlocked multiplier. If you plan to overclock and stay below 5ghz on your processor you will probably be better off with a 3820, but you would need a 2011 socket motherboard, and 4 sticks of ram at least. Either way you won't be disappointed, both are very strong processors.

Thank you very much. I currently have 8 gigs (2x4) of DDR3. Why do you think I'll need 4 sticks? I don't currently have the money to purchase more RAM, if I get the motherboard and the processor.

Also, I'm reading tons of DOA's and various complaints on Newegg, but I also know people will do anything to make it look like damages weren't their fault. So I'm just wondering if it's worth ordering a motherboard from Newegg, specificlaly this board

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157282

While I'm very cautious with hardware I wont be the one installing it, so you could imagine my concern before dumping 200 dollars into it.

Oh, and newegg gives 20 dollars off if I order the 3820 and the motherboard together, just thought it might be relevant.
Edited by DrSulfurious - 4/4/13 at 9:36pm
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its good offer u should Take it

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 LGA 2011 203$

witch is way better Mobo then the 1 u did link

just from 2 min i found this

the Gigabyte have 4 PCI , and it have 8 slots for memory witch these 2 are main features ppl chose 2011 socket over 1155 so the price 203$ vs asrock 209$ i know its open box so wt they open the box for a unboxing video on youtube or as sample in the shop it still new not used

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128562R
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its good offer u should Take it

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 LGA 2011 203$

witch is way better Mobo then the 1 u did link

just from 2 min i found this

the Gigabyte have 4 PCI , and it have 8 slots for memory witch these 2 are main features ppl chose 2011 socket over 1155 so the price 203$ vs asrock 209$ i know its open box so wt they open the box for a unboxing video on youtube or as sample in the shop it still new not used

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128562R

I don't think I can get that one in Canada.

edit: Brand new it's around 250.

I think I might just stick with a 1155 / 3770K for now. Not sure though. I'm on the fence, still. My main issue is with all these reports of DoA's on Newegg. I mean, I ordered my GPU from there, no problems thus far.

Also, my board is an ATX, and the Sniper is a Micro ATX, should I run into complications there (With the case)?
Edited by DrSulfurious - 4/4/13 at 10:16pm
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