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Gaming PC upgrade help

#1Dying_PheonixPosted 6/20/2014 2:45:41 AM
Hi all.

I need some advice on upgrading my current PC.

Current Spec:

Phenom x4 955
HD radeon 5770
150GB SSD
350GB WD HDD
650w Corsair PSU
Antec 2000 Case
8GB corsair vengance

I have roughtly 500 to spend on upgrades.

Im thinking of picking up and i7-4770, an MSI GAMING z97 motherboard and a GTX 770 possibly the MSI TWIN FROZR version because its cheaper.

I will most likely pick up another HDD as it is amazing how quickly they fill up these days.

Does this look like a good value for money spend?

I presume with a i7-4770 and a GTX 770 I should be able to play everything on highest settings for some time?

Can anyone see a better way of spending the 500?

Should I keep my antex 2000? It is a decent case and in good shape still

Will 650w on the PSU be enough?

Any other suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks
#2TimePharaohPosted 6/20/2014 2:48:37 AM
When you say highest settings, do you mean high? Or actual highest? Because actual highest, hell no not even close.

You're asking if you should keep a case? It's a case.

650 is always more than enough
#3BannedMomPosted 6/20/2014 2:48:48 AM
Go i5-4670k, z87 motherboard and a 770.
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#4Dying_Pheonix(Topic Creator)Posted 6/20/2014 3:20:13 AM
Thanks for the replies both of you.

Any reason to go for the i5-4670k over the i7 4770k?

Is that a price vs performance choice?
#5Pengu1nPosted 6/20/2014 3:22:43 AM
Everything there looks fine but what i would buy is an AMD FX 6300 CPU (which can be bought for less than 80)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socket/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403259484&sr=8-1&keywords=amd+fx+6300

AMD Radeon HD 270x
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Vapor-X-Radeon-GDDR5-Graphics/dp/B00FOR007C/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403259543&sr=1-5&keywords=r9+270x

A new PSU wouldn't go a miss newer PSU's are more energy efficient that their older counterparts as for a MOBO anything made by gigabyte or ASUS is good.
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#6BannedMomPosted 6/20/2014 3:37:20 AM
The i5 and i7 have no difference in gaming but I would wait for the new i5-4690k and Z97 motherboard if it's already there in your country.
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