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upgrade advice

#1mophisusPosted 8/3/2013 7:22:21 PM
finally decided to upgrade my system, (q6600 @ 3.0, 4 gig of ddr2 800, gtx 670, 120 gig ssd, 610 watt power supply)..


power supply, ssd, and video card should be good.. so im thinking motherboard, ram, processor, and cpu fan..

leaning towards 4670k, a cooler master hyper 212 evo (currently have a tuniq tower 120.. cant find a new bracket, so itll probably stay on the current motherboard) but im semi lost on which motherboard/ram to go with


total budget would be around 400$ (up to 500$ maximum, but obviously cheaper would be better)..


i live about 8 hours away from a microcenter, so parts will need to be ordered online (U.S)..

thanks in advance.
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#2DerPancakePosted 8/3/2013 7:31:30 PM(edited)
Motherboards for Haswell aren't cheap, so if you want a good one you have to spent over $100 dollars.

So maybe the ASrock Z87 Pro4?

On Newegg its $119, but for MicroCenter is $125.

Mine cost me over $200, but according to reviews its amazing for overclocking and it is very durable, so I can't wait to overclock it, but not yet.
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#3mophisus(Topic Creator)Posted 8/4/2013 11:05:14 AM
bump for anymore advice


was looking at a gigabyte ud3h.. but i read there are some issues with sleep states and older power supply's


this is my power supply, so... im slightly worried about incompatibility

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005
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#4HydroCannabinolPosted 8/4/2013 11:12:16 AM
DerPancake posted...
Motherboards for Haswell aren't cheap, so if you want a good one you have to spent over $100 dollars.

So maybe the ASrock Z87 Pro4?

On Newegg its $119, but for MicroCenter is $125.

Mine cost me over $200, but according to reviews its amazing for overclocking and it is very durable, so I can't wait to overclock it, but not yet.


The socket 1150? I just bought one for like 80 bucks I thought.
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#5HydroCannabinolPosted 8/4/2013 11:13:59 AM(edited)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600438202%204027&IsNodeId=1&name=%2475%20-%20%24100

NEVERMIND, realized you need 87 series for overclocking.
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#6VIP86Posted 8/4/2013 11:19:24 AM
If you have a MicroCenter near you, for 300, you can get the 4670k and a msi g45.
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#7dayne195Posted 8/4/2013 11:23:20 AM
I got the GA Z87X UD3H, and have no complaints so far, however I havent OCed yet as my evo comes in Tuesday. Its been great so far, I actually ended up putting my processor in slightly incorrectly and the debugging LED gave me a number which helped me figure it out. The regular D3H does not come with the LED fyi.