#9387127, By Cannon_Fodder Should I upgrade?

  • Cannon_Fodder 21 Feb 2013 15:41:31 219 posts
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    A lot of those components look oddly familiar, did you get it from overclockers?

    I wouldn't recommend the i5-760. I used to have it and it did it's purpose 2 years ago. If you're on a budget, go for the i5-2500K. If money isn't really much of an object, go for the i7-3770K. That's my current processor and I can't fault it. There are a few other 1155 socket processors (i7-2600K i think?). Either of those, can't go wrong.

    That means swapping out the motherboard too. I would recommend the Asus P8Z77-V, but generally most 1155 socket motherboards will do a good enough job. There are some decent affordable Gigabyte ones out there.

    I would recommend AT LEAST 8GB of RAM. You don't really need anymore. I've yet to see my PC utilize anywhere over 8GB (I have 16). The odd game pushes my memory usage over 4 (Battlefield 3 for example). 8GB is playing it safe and smart. Off the top of my head the Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz sticks are pretty good, with decent memory timings (9-9-9-24 off the top of my head).

    I would strongly recommend upgrading the graphics card. I have no idea what your budget is, but my minimum recommendation would be a NVIDIA GTX 560TI and that's sort off pushing it. 660TI would be nice, 670 if you have the cash to splash. Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce is a great card from experience.

    EDIT: Sorry, I assumed you were purchasing a new PC. My advice still stands! :)

    Edited by Cannon_Fodder at 15:44:59 21-02-2013

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