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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello there, my current pc is slowly becoming underpowered for the games I want to play.

Current

Sandy Bridge i5 2500k running at 4400ghz when under load

gtx 770 superclocked from EVGA

8gb 1600 hyperx ram (I believe it is the savage)

h90 corsair sealed liquid cooler

P8 p67 pro REV 3.1

Storm Trooper case

700w silent pro from cooler master

 

My idea so far is

Components being kept-

Case

Power supply

graphics card (for now while I save up some more, planning on a 980ti a month after build)

h90 cooler

New

i7 3820k hex core (points for Tedster catching that I meant 5820k not 3820 also deviz also cautght it) 

16gb ddr4 2800 corsair dominator platinum

asus sabertooth x99

samsung ssd 

 

Currently running 2 1080p monitors but would like to be able to upgrade with a third 4k monitor at some point after getting hold of a 980ti

 

ok hope someone can give me some pointers or ideas

for example one thing im not sure about what size ssd to get, am thinking 1 tb as i will be clearing out a lot of older game i dont play anymore and could fit everything on it even now with plenty of space left over.

Thx 

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Welcome to the Forum.

 

No easy way to say this but your proposed build won't work:

The 3820k requires an X79 motherboard and DDR3 memory.

 

If I were you I'd get an i5 4690k and a decent Z97 motherboard, sell the 770 and get the best card you can afford, pick up another 8GB RAM, stay with the same case and PSU. If you want an SSD, get a Samsung 850 Evo.


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3820K and x99 board don't fit. You need a x79 board.


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Hi, is this only for games? If yes then just upgrade your GPU and maybe RAM if you feel like 8GB is not enough. Get SSD. Rest is good.

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Dude Sandy bridge is a fucking champ for being old, at the same clock speeds it will perform 85-90% of what a current gen haswell can do, so honestly keep everything except your GPU jump to a 290 and your set, unless you want to be gaming at something beyond 1080p and 60fps with maxed out graphics.

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If you're only playing games, use only 8 GB. 16 GB is for heavy workloads, such as rendering.


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Hello there, my current pc is slowly becoming underpowered for the games I want to play.

Current

Sandy Bridge i5 2500k running at 4400ghz when under load

gtx 770 superclocked from EVGA

8gb 1600 hyperx ram (I believe it is the savage)

h90 corsair sealed liquid cooler

P8 p67 pro REV 3.1

Storm Trooper case

700w silent pro from cooler master

 

My idea so far is

Components being kept-

Case

Power supply

graphics card (for now while I save up some more, planning on a 980ti a month after build)

h90 cooler

New

i7 3820k hex core

16gb ddr4 2800 corsair dominator platinum

asus sabertooth x99

samsung ssd 

 

Currently running 2 1080p monitors but would like to be able to upgrade with a third 4k monitor at some point after getting hold of a 980ti

 

ok hope someone can give me some pointers or ideas

for example one thing im not sure about what size ssd to get, am thinking 1 tb as i will be clearing out a lot of older game i dont play anymore and could fit everything on it even now with plenty of space left over.

Thx 

theres really nothing wrong with your current setup

heres what I would do

buy a 980ti now

and throw it in 

maybe a new power supply to

then around xmas get a new skylake cpu and motherboard and ram


If you need remote help fixing something on your computer

I can help over Teamviewer if you wish

just msg me on my profile

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Posted · Original PosterOP

oops i see my blunder, 5820k is what I meant good catch.

 

Welcome to the Forum.

 

No easy way to say this but your proposed build won't work:

The 3820k requires an X79 motherboard and DDR3 memory.

 

If I were you I'd get an i5 4690k and a decent Z97 motherboard, sell the 770 and get the best card you can afford, pick up another 8GB RAM, stay with the same case and PSU. If you want an SSD, get a Samsung 850 Evo.

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If you're only playing games, use only 8 GB. 16 GB is for heavy workloads, such as rendering.

I am also a qualified architectural technologist and will hopefully be running 3d modelling renders. Hopefully in that I am still looking for a job in that crosses fingers. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Dude Sandy bridge is a fucking champ for being old, at the same clock speeds it will perform 85-90% of what a current gen haswell can do, so honestly keep everything except your GPU jump to a 290 and your set, unless you want to be gaming at something beyond 1080p and 60fps with maxed out graphics.

 

Maybe I should... hmm it is currently running the (performance) profile built into the motherboards bios, I might have a go overclocking the thing myself and see what it can realy do. Currently under 100% load on all cores running a 3d render after 13mins only one of the cores reached 60 3dmark firestrike extreme pushed it to 58-59 so if got a lot of room temperature wise to play with.

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Maybe I should... hmm it is currently running the (performance) profile built into the motherboards bios, I might have a go overclocking the thing myself and see what it can realy do. Currently under 100% load on all cores running a 3d render after 13mins only one of the cores reached 60 3dmark firestrike extreme pushed it to 58-59 so if got a lot of room temperature wise to play with.

 

If you have a good cooler Sandy overclocks like a boss.

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Just get an i5 4690k with a z97 board with a new GPU (980 Ti maybe?)

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If you have a good cooler Sandy overclocks like a boss.

The h90 has worked a treat, got it when the stock cooler (i had been meaning to chance since I built the thing back in 2011) started being very ineffective at the start of this year, hitting 90-98 in basic games like league of legends so I got a bit worried that i was cooking the cpu. The was before I switched on inbuilt overclocker on motherboard, was amazed that between stock speed and the 1000htz the bios profile added I only saw a 5 degree increase in temps.

 

Thx to all those who gave advice to a new forum member, I think ill hold off getting anything until the new cpus are released. 

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