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    dANnYdeth is offline Junior Member
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    Default Looking at upgrading, advice would be much appreciated :)

    I'm looking a probably upgrading on a budget I've currently got about 200 flat and about 80 spare each month.

    Current setup:

    Novatech iRush Pro 2nd gen (2500k)

    Intel Core i5 2500K Processor
    2 x 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Memory
    2 x 500GB 6Gb/s Hard Drive
    Novatech ATX Gaming Case
    22x DVD Writer
    4x blu Ray reader
    Novatech Radeon 6770 1GB Graphics Card
    Intel H67 Chipset Motherboard micro ATX LGA 1155 (1 PCIe)
    22" led monitor (looking at grabbing a nice juicy 32" with excess)

    I also produce music and I have an mBox 2 mini drawing power off the usb 3.0 as well as +40v phantom power on my mic

    Main thoughts are:

    upgrade psu to corsair 750 enthusiast 80+ bronze
    Full ATX mobo with 2 PCIE slots for crossfire
    New GPU: sapphire 7850/7870 OC or nvidia 660ti (I know would mean mobo change but still a thought)
    Or possibly hunt down a second 6770 and crossfire with New mobo
    Adding RAM bring up to 16/32gb

    My main question is what would you recommend first, if any, to keep up with advancements in games etc. Also should I wait for other stuff first, just a general consensus.

    As a footnote I work for CEX so I can find some bargain goodies to keep coats down

    Sorry for long post but wanted to be thorough and not leave anything out,

    Thanks and look forward to hearing off you soon :)

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    Default Re: Looking at upgrading, advice would be much appreciated :)

    what size psu do you have atm?

    I would just add in a z77 board,a single 7950 and maybe 8gb of 1600mhz ram,then overclock the cpu to 4.5ghz
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: Looking at upgrading, advice would be much appreciated :)

    It's a novatech 500 watt PSU, nearest link being:

    Novatech PowerStation Gaming 500W Silent ATX2 Modular Power Supply | NOV-PSG500

    I've spread this thread across this and "Tom's Hardware" as I'm mainly looking for advice on what I should do,

    I'm kind of leaning towards both upgrading my GPU's to the sapphire 7850/70's oc editions and crossfiring them,

    The PSU I've been recommended was the XFX 550 watt but i want your recommendations (This was before I mentioned about wanting to crossfire 2 GPU's btw),

    Thanks for quick reply

    Dan

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    Default Re: Looking at upgrading, advice would be much appreciated :)

    ive used novatech's psu a lot in builds and they are fine,idk if 500w would be enough for xfire,maybe a 650w?


    and idk which would be better two 7850's in xfire or a single 7950,less cards=less heat and xfire driver issues but its upto you
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Looking at upgrading, advice would be much appreciated :)

    Cheers man,
    Think I might save up and grab a single 7900 series when their prices start to drop, picked up a gigabyte Z77x d3h after looking at reviews, which will be able to go for the xfire or SLI'd nvidia cards if ever I want to go for them :)

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    Default Re: Looking at upgrading, advice would be much appreciated :)

    you can keep your current psu for now,then decide what you wanna do 7950 or 7870 ect

    the 7 series cards run much cooler and oc better than the 6 series
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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