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Peeka
Melbourne, Victoria
343 posts
looking to upgrade from my old first gen i7 and my ati4890's

Budget :- $800

i will be selling my current cpu, mobo and gpu's when i upgrade
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tspec
Melbourne, Victoria
3662 posts
I think pretty much what came of Trog's thread the other week was:

Asrock Z77-EXTREME4 Z77 - $139
Intel Core i5 3570 - $209 or Intel Core i7 3770 - $299
Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 GC 2GB - $249

With the video card, I'd go with the EVGA just because all the other GTX 660's look fugly to me with the two giant fans.
09:34am 30/10/12 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
7460 posts
You'll probably need new RAM, unless you already have 1600.

But yes, I would recommend a 3770 - I have one, upgraded from a 920 recently.
09:50am 30/10/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6167 posts
What's wrong with your current i7? It's not a c2quad so it's doing ok?
10:32am 30/10/12 Permalink
Peeka
Melbourne, Victoria
344 posts
skythra do you think it will run arma 3 ? thanks raven and tspec. is it worth getting the 3770k over the 3770
01:46pm 31/10/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5175 posts
yeah i would leave it hey, im still running old school quad core and upgraded to GTX670 and i can play any game on high quality. decided last month to put a SSD in it as well... PC is super fast!
01:49pm 31/10/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6170 posts
Yeah, benchmarks of a 580 on a dualcore, quadcore, and an OC'd high end Quadcore for BF3 when it was released showed nearly no change to FPS. Literally 1-2 fps between them (and not necessarily the faster was the better).

I'd guess you've got plenty of grunt. In fact it's really only old games with 1 thread which won't perform as well, if they were cpu limited. Modern games with more than 2 threads will run fine.
02:10pm 31/10/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5176 posts
I recommend speding half that money and buy GTX670 you wont regret it!
02:27pm 31/10/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3383 posts
I recommend speding half that money and buy GTX670 you wont regret it!


+1
02:57pm 31/10/12 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4154 posts
why bother upgrading, spend it on blow and hookers instead
03:36pm 31/10/12 Permalink
Drollzy
Melbourne, Victoria
46 posts
why bother upgrading, spend it on blow and hookers instead

+1
11:03am 02/11/12 Permalink
koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
9752 posts
yeah just upgrade video and check PSU
02:37pm 03/11/12 Permalink
Nukleuz
Perth, Western Australia
213 posts
imo don't go the reference design with the single fan at the end. they're a bastard to keep dust out of and the heatsink channels where the supposedly cool air is meant to go get clogged too.

i never could understand out why people give a s*** about the guts of their PC looking good...
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