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    looking to upgrade my video card AND Processo, need ideas.

    Right now i have:

    intel core 2 duo e7500 @ 2.93 ghz

    nVidia geforce 9800 gt

    i'm also using a 500 watt power supply which limits it.

    I'm just looking at opinions of others, looking to spend around 250 each,
    "Now, I am far too lazy to tell Blizzard this myself, so I want one of you peoples to mention this during one of their Q&A's."


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    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $504.33
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    500w power supply is not an issue at all. It might be worth considering getting an i5-3570K and down the road you can get a better cooler and OC it.

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    is upgrading my motherboard a neccesity, i plan on doing at some point but not till down the road.
    "Now, I am far too lazy to tell Blizzard this myself, so I want one of you peoples to mention this during one of their Q&A's."


  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by deraged View Post
    is upgrading my motherboard a neccesity, i plan on doing at some point but not till down the road.
    Without upgrading the motherboard you don't have much choices when it comes to upgrading the CPU, hardly any that is worth the money.
    Intel i5-3570K @ 4.7GHz | MSI Z77 Mpower | Noctua NH-D14 | Corsair Vengeance LP White 1.35V 8GB 1600MHz
    Gigabyte GTX 670 OC Windforce 3X @ 1372/7604MHz | Corsair Force GT 120GB | Silverstone Fortress FT02 | Corsair VX450

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    okay, i should be okay to upgrade my video card now though however right?
    "Now, I am far too lazy to tell Blizzard this myself, so I want one of you peoples to mention this during one of their Q&A's."


  6. #6
    Yes, but you might not get the full performance of it.
    Intel i5-3570K @ 4.7GHz | MSI Z77 Mpower | Noctua NH-D14 | Corsair Vengeance LP White 1.35V 8GB 1600MHz
    Gigabyte GTX 670 OC Windforce 3X @ 1372/7604MHz | Corsair Force GT 120GB | Silverstone Fortress FT02 | Corsair VX450

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