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post #1 of 9
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How does this look for an upgrade? Some audio and video encoding and gaming.
I am kinda set on the CPU. I wanted the 2600k but for $100 less the 2500k seems like a better deal. I do have fans for the cooler.


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post #2 of 9
I would save your money and go with the regular mega.
I would also upgrade your video card, if you planned on sticking with the 4890.
but other then that is looks like a good setup.

also if you aren't planning on running dual cards any time soon you could save some cash on the PSU and get either a 650 or 750.
post #3 of 9
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I am going to ride out the 4890 for a while. Wait for the next gen stuff.
I have a 650 watt psu right now and I am worried it won't be enough for an overclock. Figured an 850 would give me more headroom, but do you think the 650 will be enough?
I guess I could upgrade later.
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post #4 of 9
The 650 is plenty
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post #5 of 9
The 650 is plenty. Sandy Bridge pulls less power, and makes less heat than your current Phenom. You only really need more if you plan on going to a pair of GTX570s or higher.
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post #6 of 9
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Ok then cool. That will save me some money thanks guys!
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post #7 of 9
well there is a huge difference between a quality 650 and a low quality 650 and im not sure about the quality of your 650 you currently have. But if it is a good quality is should be just fine. overclocking really isn't a PSU issue, it is more of a motherboard VRM issue.
post #8 of 9
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From what I understand the company that makes the parts for my PSU is the same as Corsair or something like that. I forget I have had it for a year or so now lol.
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post #9 of 9
Xigmatek make high quality stuff. PSU will be fine for now.
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