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post #1 of 11
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Hello,

Thanks to Yorkston for Recommending this Newbie to this section. wink.gif


Currently My Current Rig is as Listed Below with the exception that I upgraded my HDD & Power-supply as well as running 2x560ti in SLI.

I was originally going to upgrade everything, but have been talked into keeping my 2600k.

I currently do NOT have the 2600k OC'd but when i got it, I was able to hit 4.7ghz with the software OC on the Motherboard with only the Corsair 60 cooler. So I am sure I can get it to 4.8-5.0 Easily. More considering I plan to add a Water-cooling loop.

Should I upgrade the Motherboard? If so to what?

I plan to get another 8GB's of RAM... Wills stick with the 1600 Corsair Vengeance CL8

I know I want upgraded GPU Power...

NVIDIA or ATI ?

Single GPU or Crossifre / SLI ?

I really like a blue color scheme - such as the Sapphire Vapor X series cards.

Overclock them or not? Add them to my Water cooling loop or not?

I don't mind getting another PSU so that shouldn't be a factor...


EDIT -

I have a different PSU Then Listed. I have a 850W Corsair Modular ATM


I'm guessing I will spend ~$200 on the case. (Current is a CM690 II)

~$150 on the Ram I am playing ESO+TeamSpeak+Streaming /w OBS and Im running into issues where the caps jumps due to capping out on RAM.

~$100 On lighting/fan controller

I am guessing ~$300-$500 for the GPU

I am a bang for your buck kinda guy... I like mid-high end beast cards.. as I like to keep them a long time.

My Card Upgrades have gone like this

9800 Pro > 8800GT > 560ti > 560ti in SLI (Second 560ti Was Free)

and considering I am keeping the CPU/MOBO
Edited by Akoz - 4/15/14 at 12:17pm
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post #2 of 11

That motherboard and memory are keepers, but that PSU definitely needs to be replaced ASAP before you attempt to overclock again. It's not safe to overclock with that extremely low-quality PSU. However, we don't know what your graphics solution will be, so lets wait on that.


Edited by TwoCables - 4/15/14 at 11:19am
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post #3 of 11
We need a budget. How much are you willing to spend? Also, what is this PC used for (games? If so, which ones)?

CPU- 2600k is great.
Mobo- Your board is fine.
RAM- Good RAM, you can get another 8GB but there is currently nothing that utilizes more than 8GB outside of running a bunch of VMs.
PSU- As cables said that is a shoddy PSU that should be replaced, but what to get depends on GPU(s).
GPU- We need to know budget and use.

Cooling- Water cooling is really not needed unless you are doing some serious overclocking. You could do it anyway for looks/fun but keep in mind that it is VERY expensive compared to air and requires much more work to set up and maintain.
post #4 of 11
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EDIT The Orig Post for Budget and more info.
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post #5 of 11

Please say "PSU" instead of "PS". :)

 

Anyway, which model is it exactly? I don't know of any 800W modular Corsair PSUs. They have some 850W ones though.

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #6 of 11
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Sorry not at home, checked my receipts and found it was this...

Corsair HX850 Modular Power Supply

Your right smile.gif
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Originally Posted by dwmcfall View Post

Sorry not at home, checked my receipts and found it was this...

Corsair HX850 Modular Power Supply

Your right smile.gif

 

Oh. Then you don't need a new PSU. It's extreme overkill, but you don't need to replace it. I would like to see you put it to good use though by getting two powerful video cards if possible.

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #8 of 11
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Make some recommendations wink.gif - I am scoping out the For sale in the marketplace. Maybe i can get 2x cards for a price that makes getting 2 over 1 bigger card worth it smile.gif
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post #9 of 11
That RAM is a bit expensive but whatever, its best to match sets anyway. 2x4GB will run you about $100.

For a fan controller you really have 2 levels of quality. You can grab a regular one for $30-40, or you pay $200 for one of the crazy Aquero units. Unless you have some absurd water cooling setup, I would say for for the former. LED lighting strips you can get for like $10, so that isn't really a concern.

For the GPU, do you want a new card or are you willing to buy used? For a new card I would say a Tri-X or Windforce 290 for value, or a 780 classified for Overclocking. If you are willing to buy used cards, that opens up some interesting options. The mining bubble has officially burst, so all the miners are now dumping R9-series cards for insanely cheap. You could easily get your hands on two 280x's or a single 290X. If you are willing to stretch you budget higher, you could get crossfire 290s for under $700. A setup like that would last you a LONG time.
post #10 of 11
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I could be talked into stretching my budget and always willing buy used, I saw all the Miner cards selling the market place.

Are mining cards abused? I mean are they not pushed 24/7? Just asking

So many brands and cards always wondering which ones are my best bet....

I'd die to go Crossfire R9's

I wish I could find 2x Sapphire Vapor X - 280X's used lol <3 the look of those cards...

I got the RAM Tagged @ Newegg for $84, not to bad.

Matches the blue of my case, incase you cant tell im an aesthetics kinda guy :/
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