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Upgrading my PC

#1Skul_Posted 11/4/2013 2:33:23 AM
I have:
MOBO: P8-Z68M Pro
CPU: i5-2500
GPU: GTX550 TI
Case/PSU: Some Thermeltake one, i think the PSU is like 500W (And its built into the case)
RAM: 8GB DDR3 @1333MHz
Mass Storage: 1TB(HDD) +250GB(SSD)

Im thinking ill have to upgrade the case/PSU and the GPU. Is it worth upgrading the CPU/MOBO as well? Will i be bottlenecked? I was going to buy a GTX770, a Corsair 500R and whatever PSU.

Is this worth it? Or is it better just to upgrade everything now (and bring over the Storage and RAM)
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#2SlaynPosted 11/4/2013 2:39:01 AM
Skul_ posted...
I have:
MOBO: P8-Z68M Pro
CPU: i5-2500
GPU: GTX550 TI
Case/PSU: Some Thermeltake one, i think the PSU is like 500W (And its built into the case)
RAM: 8GB DDR3 @1333MHz
Mass Storage: 1TB(HDD) +250GB(SSD)

Im thinking ill have to upgrade the case/PSU and the GPU. Is it worth upgrading the CPU/MOBO as well? Will i be bottlenecked? I was going to buy a GTX770, a Corsair 500R and whatever PSU.

Is this worth it? Or is it better just to upgrade everything now (and bring over the Storage and RAM)


Mobo/cpu/memory- Good to go. Don't bother.
Case/psu- You might be able to get away with them. Get more stats on PSU.
Video card- Yeah I would upgrade this. GTX770 is a good Nvidia choice, otherwise if you like AMD, they have good stuff that just released.
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#3freakaccidentPosted 11/4/2013 3:01:01 AM
AMD>Nvidia
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#4Skul_(Topic Creator)Posted 11/4/2013 3:13:39 AM
freakaccident posted...
AMD>Nvidia


nVidia fanboyism > AMD > nVidia
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#5AsucaHayashiPosted 11/4/2013 3:20:31 AM
(And its built into the case)

get a new psu and possibly a better case for the future.
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#6DarkZV2BetaPosted 11/4/2013 3:22:36 AM
Skul_ posted...
I have:
MOBO: P8-Z68M Pro
CPU: i5-2500
GPU: GTX550 TI
Case/PSU: Some Thermeltake one, i think the PSU is like 500W (And its built into the case)
RAM: 8GB DDR3 @1333MHz
Mass Storage: 1TB(HDD) +250GB(SSD)

Im thinking ill have to upgrade the case/PSU and the GPU. Is it worth upgrading the CPU/MOBO as well? Will i be bottlenecked? I was going to buy a GTX770, a Corsair 500R and whatever PSU.

Is this worth it? Or is it better just to upgrade everything now (and bring over the Storage and RAM)


Junk that PSU for a good Corsair/SeaSonic/XFX/ect.
Is that 2500 or 2500k? You might consider a cheap 3770k if you see it get low enough. 2500 is fine, though. Mobo isn't worth upgrading either.
Besides that, just upgrade the GPU.
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#7doctoglethorpePosted 11/4/2013 3:44:11 AM
your cpu and mobo are dandy apples. 770 is an excellent choice btw. (nvidia makes me a fanboy i guess)

for psu, go with a corsair, 600-700 watts. for a case, its expensive and large but i LOVE my corsair 600t.
#8Skul_(Topic Creator)Posted 11/4/2013 3:48:46 AM
It's a 2500 not k.

Thanks for the advice guys, I'll grab a 770 (hopefully they add those free games here in australia) and a new case. (Probably the 500r since I like it in white) and a PSU

I'll upgrade the cpu and mobo next year.
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