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post #1 of 19
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Hi guys,

Its been some time since i made an upgrade to my rig.
I was wondering if i could get the full potential of my hardware and how to do it.

My rig is:

Mobo: GigaByte P67A-D3-B3 socket 1155

CPU:i5 2500K With scythe katana 4 OC at 3.9 Ghz

GPU:1 x Sapphire HD7950 3GBs BOOST EDITION OC at 990 core /1350 memory

RAM:
4x2 GBs kingstone hyper x at 1333mhz

HDD: 1x 1TB WD Caviar Black , 1 x 320Gb (OS), 1 x 250GB , 1 x 200 GBs

The problem is that i want to have a future proof rig that will play most games in at least high 1080 p settings..
Should i upgrade one of my hardware components ?

I would get an i7 3770K and 16GBs of ram at 1600 mhz. but i think i am wrong...

Edited by fedrosishere - 6/3/13 at 8:00am
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post #2 of 19
I would just save the money, your suggested updates wouldn't be a big improvement for gaming. You could try to OC your memory a bit though
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What is that Antec 600 watts PSU you have?
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post #4 of 19
If you want a small increase in performance, get an 8GB (or if you have the money 16GB) kit rated for at least 1866 MHz CL9 or 10, get an SSD as a boot drive, or get a more qualified mobo for OCing your 2500k to 5GHz and get cooling rated for that range of OCing.

All of those are optional. If none of those are in your preference, just save your money for the 'next big thing.'
post #5 of 19
Best upgrade imo : Sell the 7950 and get a 780. You'll get Titan-ish performance with an overclocked 780 which will future-proof you for 1080p gaming at least for this year (or whenever the next big GPU is released).

Also, get an SSD, preferably a Samsung 840 Pro. You'll see noticeable differences in boot times and loading times with an SSD for a boot/games drive.

DO NOT get a 3770K when you already have a 2500K. Instead, invest in whatever component will help in overclocking it to a decent speed of ~4.5GHz. 3770K wont give you much more than a 2500K and hopefully you wont need anything more than that until the ports of the new consoles are released.

Hope this helps! thumb.gif
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post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

What is that Antec 600 watts PSU you have?

ARCTIC POWER A-600DX 600W

http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.700980

As for the other suggestions, i don't think that getting a gtx780 is a good idea cause the cheapest i find is like $700 and my HD7950 goes around $350.. i like nVidia cards, but they are just not for the common gamers, the performance wont be that big and for double the money.. i could even crossfire my current one.
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post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by fedrosishere View Post

ARCTIC POWER A-600DX 600W

http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.700980

As for the other suggestions, i don't think that getting a gtx780 is a good idea cause the cheapest i find is like $700 and my HD7950 goes around $350.. i like nVidia cards, but they are just not for the common gamers, the performance wont be that big and for double the money.. i could even crossfire my current one.

I am sory to tell you this but what you have is a rubbish PSU and it could kill your entire PC

Your next upgrade is going to be the PSU

Not trying to insult you or be rude but its a no name unit you have
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Edited by fedrosishere - 6/3/13 at 9:35am
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post #9 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

I am sory to tell you this but what you have is a rubbish PSU and it could kill your entire PC

Your next upgrade is going to be the PSU

Not trying to insult you or be rude but its a no name unit you have

No offense taken mate. This IS exactly why i made this thread. What PSU do you suggest?
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post #10 of 19
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No offense taken mate. This is exactly why i made this threat. What PSU do you suggest?

Threat??? i sure hope not hope you mean thread ha ha

You can find above average to great units here
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Just dont buy the first thing from the list you see not everything is all great on the list
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