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  1. #1
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    Looking to upgrade my current Intel Q9400 system

    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to upgrade my current rig which consist of a
    Intel Q9400 Processor
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Motherboard
    with 8 Gigs of CM2X2048-6400C5DHX
    and a NVIDIA 9800GT 512
    Powered by a NZXT Hale82 80 Plus Bronze ATX 850 Watt Modular Power Supply .

    I was looking at the Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor as my new processor.
    With the Corsair Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1866 PC3-15000
    where I am stumped at is which motherboard I should go with and which video card I should go with.
    I was looking at EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-3662-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express or the EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express .
    I was going to keep my NZXT Hale82 80 Plus Bronze ATX 850 Watt Modular Power Supply since I think it should power everything.
    Any suggestions on the motherboard and video card would greatly be appreciated. I am looking to get into a more PC gaming as well as I do run photoshop and adobe premiere. My next investment will be a dual monitor setup but I need to go in baby steps.
    Thanks
    Last edited by DavJohnson; 04-26-2013 at 05:55 PM.

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    Re: Looking to upgrade my current Intel Q9400 system

    What is ur budget?
    Single 660ti doesn't need that much psu

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    Re: Looking to upgrade my current Intel Q9400 system

    Thanks for replying Poci, I actually ended up picking up a motherboard and video card last week. Newegg had the PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti Graphics Cards VCGGTX660TXPB for 249.99 with a 25 dollar rebate. And I decided on the ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard which I got for 178.99 from Amazon and I went with the Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 from Amazon for 49.99 and kept my existing NZXT Hale82 80 Plus Bronze ATX 850 Watt Modular Power Supply which I figured should be last me a few years since I have two optical drives and four hard drives. I'm definitely looking to upgrade to a solid state hard drive as well as upgrade my monitor but I have to do those down the line.
    Last edited by DavJohnson; 05-06-2013 at 05:56 PM.

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    Re: Looking to upgrade my current Intel Q9400 system

    You could have saved some money by getting amd processor and motherboard, that would have allowed the SSD you want and maybe better video

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    Re: Looking to upgrade my current Intel Q9400 system

    I know but I do a lot of video rendering so the I7 I think would had been a better investment for me.

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    Re: Looking to upgrade my current Intel Q9400 system

    Not necesarilly most video rendering or studio programs are heavily multithreaded and will take advantage of more cores, in that case an FX 8350 would have performed about the same or maybe even better then that i7. Would have cost you less and had room for other parts.

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    Re: Looking to upgrade my current Intel Q9400 system

    That is true but the difference between what I got my I7 for and what the FX8350 was about 30 dollars for me since I was able to get my I7 for 229.99 otherwise I might had gone AMD.I know newegg.com sells Intel Core i7 3770K for 329.999 but microcenter sells it here for 100 dollars less and I usually lean more towards Intel when it comes to my processor.

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