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Upgrading My Old Gaming Rig :)


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Well, I'll make a long story short :)

My brother is lookin to upgrade his old rig, so I'm contemplating giving him my Mobo/CPU/VGA/Memory from my current rig and upgrading. Here's what I run atm:

Parts I'm Keeping
Case: Cooler Master HAF X
PSU: Corsair TX950W
SSD: Samsung 470 SATA II 128GB
HD1: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB SATA II
HD2: Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA II
DVD: ASUS DVD Burner


Parts I'm Not Keeping
MOBO: ASrock X58 Extreme
CPU: Intel i7-920
VGA: XFX 5870 HD 1GB
Mem: 3x4GB G-Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600


Basically, I wanna replace those 4 parts + add in a 64GB SSD for a OS Drive and use my 128GB SSD for my games.

I game on a single ASUS VH242 24" 1080P monitor (1920x1080). I have a second for a dual setup, and a 42" 1080P TV that I keep connect to the PC as well via a cheap little XFX 5450. Games I typically play are Guild Wars 2, World Of Warcraft, League Of Legends, Diablo III, Starcraft II, and it goes without saying if I do this I wanna be able to crank everything full bore w/o even flinching hehe.

I have an idea so far just on rough guessing of what I could do, but I wanna hear opinions and just know what people would do, where I should be splurging, where I shouldn't be, etc...

I was thinking about this so far:

Intel i5-3570 (I don't really overclock, so I was thinking I'd just get the non-K version)
ASUS P8Z77-V Mobo
EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked
G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600
OCZ Vertex 4 64GB SSD

Just wanna hear what people have to say and if I should go different directions :)
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:welcome: Traxym

If you have a Micro Center store local to you a better choice CPU would be http://www.microcent..._1155_Processor and to save a fair amount of cash without impacting performance too much http://www.microcent..._x16_Video_Card

Nice hardware list BTW :thumbsup:
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:welcome: Traxym

If you have a Micro Center store local to you a better choice CPU would be http://www.microcent..._1155_Processor and to save a fair amount of cash without impacting performance too much http://www.microcent..._x16_Video_Card

Nice hardware list BTW :thumbsup:


Wish I did have one nearby, i'd get the K version if i could for cheaper, truth is though i dont ever overclock so the normal 3570 really wouldn't impact me, most OCing i'll do i click "Turbo" lol. And yeah I had been thinkin bout the 670 most ppl tell me its the same as the 680 for 1920x1080 gaming i guess :) Ty for the advice!
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I am not a fan of overclocking myself so your choice of CPU makes sense to me, next best price http://www.superbiiz...I5-3570BOX&c=CJ and http://www.superbiiz...MSI-670_PE&c=CJ or http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20

You are welcome BTW :thumbsup:
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Know i didn't mention this so no biggy lol, but I have a preferred account with newegg, hence why i gotta order there, some combo deals i got through there though cut 15-20 bucks off each that were listed, so still savin the moneyz :P hehe Ty phil!
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No problem I`m always happy to hear it when people save money :D

Let us know what you decide upon and you are welcome BTW :thumbsup:
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Just curious cause of the Price range phil, but for a 1920x1080 gamer who's mostly playing Guild Wars 2, World Of Warcraft, League of Legends, Diablo III, and Starcraft II, what would be the best option in terms of maxing the games at best cost?

660TI is Roughly $310
7950 is Roughly $299
7970 is Roughly $379
670 is Roughly $399

Just curious cause this is the only thing I am still undecided on, and been getting other friends from games, etc... giving me all these diff answers.
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At the moment http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= I would be happier if the card was 256-bit but the price to performance ratio more than compensates, have a read through the Newegg reviews and you will see what FPS people are getting in various games.

Benchmarks http://www.videocard...h_end_gpus.html
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