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Upgrading to a gaming PC ?


bumahuma
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Good morning, afternoon, evening to you forumers. I need your help on upgrading my PC to a badass gaming PC. I remember posting here before, but now that the budget has increased, I've decided to post once again and give you something to break your boredom

Total Budget : 700-850$.

*PC info: CPU: Intel Core i7 2600 @3.40GHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 2GB RAM: 8GB DDR3 PSU: http://i.imgur.com/YgQssXK.jpg

Alright, so according to my fail of a researching session, I've noticed that my CPU is not that bad and it is pretty good for all the upcoming games and the ones we have atm. RAM is not an issue, 8GB is more than enough. My HDD is around 1 Terabyte. The issue is with my GPU though, I'm wondering if 800$ would be able to get me a good GPU + a power supply which would be able to run it, I'm also planning on buying a new gaming monitor/headset for my PC/PS3 but it's not gonna be from the budget stated in here..

Tell me what do I really need to upgrade, and give me a few names of the components you're advising me to upgrade. Also, just as a note, I'm planning to buy top-notch headsets, something like the Astro A40 2013 edition I believe ? Am I required to get a new sound card ?

Thanks for the help in advance!

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Chronos the 2nd

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A quick look on Amazon.

GPU: Evga GTX670 £290. $459.5

PSU: Corsair Builder Series 600W £54.53. $86.18

Case: Fractal design R3 £64.40. $101.78

Total = £409.68. $647.46. Which gives you plenty for delivery charges. Obviously the case is a personal choice but I have one of these and they are great cases. But of course the choice is yours. The PSU is a good one from Corsair and will more than enough cover your power requirements as for the GTX 670 graphics card it is the one to beat at a good price point and will play anything you throw at it on very high or ultra settings.

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Chronos the 2nd

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I very much doubt in three months I will be suggesting anything other than the PSU or GPU that I have already suggested. I tend to keep myself informed of what component changes are in the pipeline and there is nothing that springs to mind.But by all means post back when you are ready to buy.

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bumahuma

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Very well then, thank you very much Chronos, from all the forums I've posted in, your reply was the most informative one.

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bumahuma

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By the way Chronos, do you have any idea on soundcards? I'm hoping to buy an Astro A40 2013 edition headset, and it seems that I have an Onboard Soundcard, when I look at the playback options in windows 7 it says 'Realtek Digital Output.

I'm not sure if I'm gonna be able to use the headset on my PC as good as it should run, so should I get a new soundcard? If yes, could you give me a name ?

Also, my motherboard is: Intel Corporation DH67CL.

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bumahuma

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Something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829111001 perhaps ?

I noticed the headset I'm hoping to buy is a 7.1 headset so I guess getting a 7.1 soundcard is what I should do ?

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bumahuma

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Chronos the 2nd

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Your links do not work. Please test them before posting but I might add it is not your fault this site is not user friendly particularly for new members.

If you cannot post links then just post make and model of items on Newegg. I see they also have a stock number beginning with N towards the top and to the right of the page.

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Chronos the 2nd

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OK you do not need a 750W PSU that is totally overkill and as for the GTX 680 4GB, As far as the 670 / 680 debate goes, 670 is almost as fast, so it's really hard to justify 680's price premium. You will unlikely utilise the 680 4Gb of Vram anyway.If you were perhaps going to be gaming over multiple monitors then I might be inclined to recommend it but for a single monitor the 670 is more than enough.

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bumahuma

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I'm posting this now but honestly I'm hoping to buy the stuff after 3 months, sadly though new things will be released so what you advised me to buy will probably change right ?

Anyways, thanks a lot for your recommendations and your time, now I have a lot in mind on what my PC will be like in 3 months. I'll probably be posting here again in-case what you suggested me changed and could be something better.

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