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Rebuilding my Gaming PC

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Release

    Rebuilding my Gaming PC


    Can anybody good with hardware let me know if this is the right choice or if I am making a mistake regarding either component choice or compatibility? I use the PC to play high end PC games like BF, COD and RTS games (SC2, SUP2 + Others that look awesome)

    Everything seems ok to me so far

    My current PC
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q660
    Mobo: p5N-d
    GFX: GTX 550 TI
    RAM: 4X 2GB = 8GB
    700 WATT Power Supply
    Decent case - not worried about overheating (Coolermaster HAF)

    I am looking to replace the CPU, GPU and Motherboard (due to the CPU not being compatible with P5N-D)

    My choice
    CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K Quad Core
    GPU: Asus GTX 770 Nvidia GeForce DirectCU II OC 2GB GDDR5
    Mobo: Asus Z87-A USB 3.0 Motherboard

    Does that look like a good choice, and nothing sticks out regarding compatibility? I am running Windows 8.1 at the moment and intend to use my current installation and SSD + Hard Disks in the new kit

    Thanks! Tom

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1

    If your mobo and CPU match, you will probably be OK. You should check your RAM, though, because a lot of the time, an upgrade of mobo and CPU will also require the RAM to be upgraded.

    I went to Asus and found the manual, which should answer your questions:!downloads/c1wax

    Also, go here for more info. Z87-A - Motherboards - ASUS

    Hope this helps.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    My warning is for your Power-Supply. I had a 850 watts from Antec on my Gaming PC quad-processor 9600. Top quality power-supply. Then after two years would not boot. I changed it for another 850 watts but low quality. The braker in the house burned. I then realised my pc needed a 1200 watts power supply and my Antec was probably 100% loaded all the time during 2 years.

    Some UPS gives you the real watts load of your Desktop.

    Finally, with Windows 8.1 I give good better result with mine.

    Jean-Patrice Nadeau
    St-Bruno de Montarville en banlieue de Montréal, Québec, Canada

    Revenu-Québec dirait: notre fondation c'est la contribution de tous, qu'on soit plombier ou avocat.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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