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Greetings everyone!

I was not sure which forum should I use for my problem, thus I have chosen the one I thought is matching the topic. Please excuse me if this is wrong section and move it to apropriate part of the forum if it should be somewhere else.

I currently have current rig:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 3,6GHz
Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X Performa
MOBO: Asrock M3A770DE
GPU: XFX Radeon 6870
Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Memory: Goodram DDR3 Dual Channel 4x2048MB 1333MHz CL9.0
PSU: Chieftec APS-500S 500W
HDD: WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1TB 7200rpm 64mb

I am looking to upgrade rig to boost performance mostly in BF4. Since AMD is far behind Intel in benchmarks in different games I have chosen to buy i7-3770k processor and maybe ASUS MAXIMUS V GENE motherboard. I am also going to overclock it someday, just want to buy hardware that will allow me to do it in future. My budget for this month is about 500-600$ (roughly, I'm polish and I kinda converted my budget to USD). I will be able to spend about 300-400 USD next month, just wanted to upgrade my PC "in parts".

My questions are:
- are the choices done by me fine (is that CPU and MOBO okay for gaming and OC in future?)
- will my PC be working fine after I exchange just motherboard and CPU and leave the rest eg PSU, GPU, RAM etc (I am going to upgrade those later when I will have money and also buy an SSD drive). I know of course I have to reinstall OS.

Thank you for all your future answers.

Looking forward to hearing from you wink.gif!
post #2 of 4
I've never heard of "goodram" RAM or "cheiftec" PSU's.

You need better RAM.
I like Muskin Redline 2133 RAM personally.

You should also look into a better PSU....
FAQ: Recommended Power Supplies

The last thing you want to do is spend all that money and watch it burn.

Also....why would you buy an Ivy Bridge CPU?
That's old tech now.
Get a haswell CPU.
They are the same price to the penny.
Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K

You will also of course need a socket 1150 motherboard (not a 1155).

BTW...battlefield 4 loves high speed memory and multiple cores....6 cores or more.
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Alright, thank you for your answer!

Goodram is a polish company, their products are receiving very good reviews on our local market. I will however think about something newer, since 1333 RAMs are kinda slow now.

I really appreciate your advise on CPU, I didn't know that there is such a difference between Ivy Bridge and Haswell. Also, which motherboard would be good for i7-4770k that would fit my price range?

Thank you!
Edited by Ajgorr - 11/25/13 at 12:28pm
post #4 of 4
Sorry I was away for a week there.

Most people like ASUS or Gigabyte motherboards....I prefer Asrock ones.
Other than that it won't matter too much...but...here's the one I would get:

ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Just make sure you get a socket 1150 with the Z87 chipset (for overclocking).

Try PCpartpicker or Newegg.
    
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Azza Hurrican 2000R SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Genius SW-G2.1 1250 2.1 Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 ... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Lamptron 30W - 8 Channel Aluminum Rheobus - Bla... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm Black ... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm Black ... SilenX Rubber Fan Mount Screws - 20 pack (IXA-F... 
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