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Upgrade Advice

Sc1mitar

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System Name LANBOX
Processor Core2Quad Q6600 G0 + Zalman CNPS7500 Blue LED
Motherboard Asus P5K-VM mATX
Cooling 2x 120mm, 2x80mm Coolermaster Blue LED
Memory 4GB OCZ DDR2-800 Platinum
Video Card(s) VisionTek HD4870 512mb GDDR5
Storage Maxtor 500GB+1TB Samsung External
Display(s) Acer x223w
Case Cooler Master Centurion 540 mATX
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer
Power Supply Ultra Modular 600W
#1
Currently running an OC'd Q6600 and a 4870 with some DDR2-800. I figure its had its 4 year run, time for an upgrade. Ive been out of the computer/gaming scene for the past couple years, and im not current on the latest and greatest hardware.

I need a bleeding-edge CPU, Mobo, ram, gfx card, possibly a SSD if its worth it for gaming performance. Budget 800-1000 dollars, but its flexible. Resolution 1920x1080. I was thinking an i7, 8GB DDR3, preferably an AMD gfx card. Any advice??

Cheers
 
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System Name Delta // Alpha-HTPC
Processor Intel i7 6700K // Intel i5 4570
Motherboard GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming K7 // Gigabyte H97M -D3H
Cooling Corsair H80i V2 // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3000 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX980ti// EVGA GTX 1050ti
Storage Samsung 950 Pro 512, 2 Tb FireCuda// Samsung 850 Pro, Synology NAS with 2X Toshiba 6Tb
Display(s) ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440X 2560 // 50" Samsung Plasma 720p
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 550D // Silverstone Granada GD05
Audio Device(s) ASUS Xonar DGX // HDMI to Yamaha RX V571
Power Supply Corsair TX850M // SeaSonic G Series 550w
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Corsair K70
Software Windows 10 64bit // Windows 7 64bit with Kodi
#2
Ivy bridge is around the corner (New Intel) But I just did an upgrade so check out my specs. The i7 only has Hyper Threading over the i5 so no real benefit for gaming. As I opted for the i5 2500K. And the AMD 7970 would be your bleeding edge
 

phobias23

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Processor Core i5 2500K
Motherboard Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3
Cooling CM 212 EVO
Memory G.SKILL SNIPER 8GB/1866
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 570 TwinFrozr III OC/PE
Storage WD250gb/Hitachi1TB/Samsung750gb
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Case Corsair Carbide 500R white
Power Supply Corsair TX850
Software w7x64
#3
wait til amd new brand hd7970 comes out, cuz half of your budget will go there right now if you choose a gtx580,
if youre planning just a gaming rig go i5 2500k $220
, save for a ssd.
mobo asrock z68 extreme4 gen 3, lot of people here have it and recommend this board. $185
8gb gskill $40/$50
want to go OC, grab a corsair likuid cooler,h60,h80,h100.
cheap cooler CM 212 hyper evo, you can add an extra fan later.. $30/35
luck on your build.