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Upgrade Advice Needed

#1carryonifucanPosted 9/10/2013 9:24:39 AM
Hi guys/gals.

Going to be upgrading soon, and want some opinions on these parts.


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899

Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z87
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131989

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

Video Card: EVGA 03G-P4-2782-KR GeForce GTX 780 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130942


I have a 850W PSU from my current build, so I don't think I'll need a new one. Obviously I wan't to "future proof" a little for gaming here but not break the bank doing it.

Thoughts/opinions?
#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/10/2013 9:31:32 AM
Unless you need something specific that motherboard offers, I'd suggest saving money and getting something like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128592

But otherwise it's a good build
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#3NicodimusPosted 9/10/2013 9:39:21 AM
The 780 is very powerful, but when you look at value (price vs performance) it's near the bottom of the list.
It depends on your finances and future upgrade plans, but I think going with a 770 is a little more practical (4GB version if you want to be a little more future-proof.) It still runs things great at 1440p, and you could always SLI another one down the road to boost performance way past the 780 and Titan. Or, you could sell it and replace it with a single card from the next generation. It gives you a lot more bang-for-the-buck IMO.
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#4carryonifucan(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 9:42:41 AM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128592


I missed that board somehow. The only thing that worries me is it doesn't have any built in USB 2.0 ports. I have almost nothing that's 3.0 (to include my keyboard/mouse).

Wouldn't I need some kind of bracket to plug in for those? I see in the details it does support 6 x USB 2.0.
#5rareware101Posted 9/10/2013 9:50:54 AM
carryonifucan posted...
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128592


I missed that board somehow. The only thing that worries me is it doesn't have any built in USB 2.0 ports. I have almost nothing that's 3.0 (to include my keyboard/mouse).

Wouldn't I need some kind of bracket to plug in for those? I see in the details it does support 6 x USB 2.0.


3 is backwards compatible with 2.
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#6carryonifucan(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 9:57:18 AM
rareware101 posted...
3 is backwards compatible with 2.


Wow, I feel like an idiot lol. Can you tell it's been a few years since I've upgraded?
#7carryonifucan(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 9:59:36 AM
Nicodimus posted...
The 780 is very powerful, but when you look at value (price vs performance) it's near the bottom of the list.
It depends on your finances and future upgrade plans, but I think going with a 770 is a little more practical (4GB version if you want to be a little more future-proof.) It still runs things great at 1440p, and you could always SLI another one down the road to boost performance way past the 780 and Titan. Or, you could sell it and replace it with a single card from the next generation. It gives you a lot more bang-for-the-buck IMO.


I may go with a 770 for the video card since everything I've googled in the past few minutes is saying the 780 is only around 10~15% better.

I have around $1,100 for this upgrade, so that falls right in line with what I wanted to spend.

Thanks for the advice guys. It's very appreciated.