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Old 05-04-2014, 11:25 AM   #1
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Hey guys, hope everyone is doing good. I'm planning on upgrading or swapping some parts of my current pc out in exchange to improve my overall performance and what not.

My current parts i'm swapping out are a processor which is an AMD Fx 4170 with an MSI 760GM-P34 AMD Mobo along with a 500Gb HD.

The new cpu is going to be the i5 3570k with the ASRock Z77 LGA 1155 mobo and a 120 Gb SSD and a 1Tb HD.

I presume it should definitely upgrade me a bit and is there anything that I should consider while i'm still looking to upgrade? The original link to view what i'm upgrading to can be seen here Component Upgrade List

I currently have a GTX 660 ti and I plan to do SLI in the future and the mobo I have looked at does support SLI.

Thanks for any help and advice provided,and have a good day today!
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Go with the 4th generation intel CPUS, much better.
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Go with the 4th generation intel CPUS, much better.
Agreed. Get yourself a sweet new z97 chipset motherboard as well.

Newegg.com - ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

I recommend a bigger ssd and a better cpu cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA2W01AZ5550

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103099
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3rd generation aren't bad and are good if you are on a budget ..
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There's only about $10 difference, better just go with a 4th gen.
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120GB SSD will be enough if he is only storing his OS and Programs then puts his games on another drive.
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120GB SSD will be enough if he is only storing his OS and Programs then puts his games on another drive.
I mean yeah but still. Its nice to be able to put some games on an SSD.
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Instead of us arguing about price/performace/cost/etc, lets first ask:

What is your budget?
What are you going to be doing on the computer?
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