th3 aw3som3 on3 Apr 13 @ 8:09am
horrific computer and looking for some advice wether to buy a new one or to upgrade
Hey guys!
i'm having some problems with my old computer which probably sucks and has to be replaced but anyway i am in need of some advice:

right now i have these specs:
Proccesor: Pentium(R) Dual-core CPU E5500 @2.80 GHz
RAM: 10GB
Video card ( i think!): Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64

i'm thinking of buying this PC:
Case: Corsair Carbide 500R Black
Power supply: 600 Watt Cooler Master
Proccesor: Intel® Core™ i7 4770K 3.5 GHz (overclocked to 3.9!!)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G55
Soundcard: Asus Xonar DG
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB DDR3-1600
Primary harddrive: 2000 GB Sata III Harde schijf
Secondary solid state drive: SSD Samsung 840 Evo 120GB
Video card: Nvidia GTX 760 2GB (x2!)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64Bit NL


if you guys could give me some serious advice that would be great guys!! cya!
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_I_ Apr 13 @ 8:44am 
thats a very good upgrade
but the psu isnt enough for 2x 760

instead of 2x 760, get a single 770 or 780

can also drop the xonar if using a pc speaker set
(keep it if you have a 5.1+ reciever setup)
Bad-Motha Apr 13 @ 8:46am 
SLI 760, then get a decent quality PSU.

Like XFX, EVGA, Corsair, Seasonic; of around 650-750W
Last edited by Bad-Motha; Apr 13 @ 8:46am
HBZK100 Apr 13 @ 8:51am 
That is a excellent build! However, if your going with sli, I would get a 750W psu.

BTW... Are you just gaming? Because if that is all your doing then the i7 is a waste of money, get i5 instead.
th3 aw3som3 on3 Apr 13 @ 8:51am 
psu is power supply? it says it has an 80% efficiency thingie which gives it the power output of 800 W
HBZK100 Apr 13 @ 8:57am 
Yes. Just get this, CORSAIR CSM Series CS750M 750W ATX12V

When I shop for psus, ill I look for is if it is sli certified, modular and has enough wattage.
Last edited by rotNdude; Apr 13 @ 10:16am
th3 aw3som3 on3 Apr 13 @ 9:07am 
Thanks for the advice awesome guys thanks!
HBZK100 Apr 13 @ 9:19am 
No Problem
time goblin Apr 13 @ 1:15pm 
Originally posted by _I_:
thats a very good upgrade
but the psu isnt enough for 2x 760

instead of 2x 760, get a single 770 or 780

can also drop the xonar if using a pc speaker set
(keep it if you have a 5.1+ reciever setup)

+1 for the 780, the 760's are basicly gtx 660ti. and also drop down to the i5

the coolermaster psu will be fine for the single gtx 780 and either the i5/i7. i have been using a cooler master gx 650 for almost a year now and its very happy to run a gtx690/overclocked fx8350.
Last edited by time goblin; Apr 13 @ 1:17pm
Rumpelcrutchskin Apr 13 @ 10:18pm 
I would swap the mobo to Asus Maximus VI Hero and drop the sound card. Hero has really nice onboard soundcard and is better quality board.
Instead of GTX 760 SLI get single GTX 780.
Bad-Motha Apr 14 @ 1:57am 
Never need a Sound Card anyways, no matter the motherboard. Unless u need a more professional one for audiophile class of recording and such.
time goblin Apr 14 @ 5:11am 
Originally posted by Bad-Motha:
Never need a Sound Card anyways, no matter the motherboard. Unless u need a more professional one for audiophile class of recording and such.
have you ever even used a sound card? the diffirence is colossal whether it be a cheap or expensive headset/speakers
Bad-Motha Apr 14 @ 6:17am 
Originally posted by time goblin:
Originally posted by Bad-Motha:
Never need a Sound Card anyways, no matter the motherboard. Unless u need a more professional one for audiophile class of recording and such.
have you ever even used a sound card? the diffirence is colossal whether it be a cheap or expensive headset/speakers

Buy ASUS ROG Motherboard, get good sound...
th3 aw3som3 on3 Apr 14 @ 9:57am 
i really want dual video card setup and for a little bit of moeny i can already upgrade to the 850W corsair PSU which is available so i've decided to go for that also i liek a sound card to get the best out of the beast its gonna be and that motherboard is the best in its class, no?
time goblin Apr 14 @ 1:07pm 
Originally posted by Bad-Motha:
Originally posted by time goblin:
have you ever even used a sound card? the diffirence is colossal whether it be a cheap or expensive headset/speakers

Buy ASUS ROG Motherboard, get good sound...

the sound on the rog mobo's is ok but compared to STX its complete poop
HBZK100 Apr 14 @ 3:44pm 
make sure your sound system is auxilary too, not usb. if u get sound card.
Last edited by HBZK100; Apr 14 @ 3:45pm
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