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Looking to upgrade current hardware

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Category: Hardware
Forum Name: Hardware & Game Tweak Guide
Forum Description: Tech heads discussion - Tweaks & Hardware Insanity
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Printed Date: 23 Aug 2019 at 1:30pm


Topic: Looking to upgrade current hardware
Posted By: CaptnSarcasm
Subject: Looking to upgrade current hardware
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2018 at 6:37am
My machine still runs/works fairly well but as games and other programs become more intensive i know my rig will become obsolete quite quickly. Certain games will chug along while others run smoothly. It's about 3 years old now so i'm sure some things should/need to be upgraded. Only problem is i'm not as up to date as i used to be on graphics cards and mother boards as i once was.
I would appreciate any advice as to what i should be looking at to replace soon to make sure i'm able to keep running and making things look beautiful!

[[PC specs]]


BLUETOOTH: USB Bluetooth EDR Dongle Thumb Size

CABLE: None

CAS: * AZZA GT1 Full Tower Gaming Case w/ Easy Swap HDD2.5 & 3.5, support 480mm Radiator & front USB 3.0

CASUPGRADE: None

CD: LG 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive & DVDRW, 3D Playback Combo Drive (BLACK COLOR)

COOLANT: Standard Coolant

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4820K Quad-Core 3.70 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)

CS_FAN: Default case fans

FAN: Asetek 510LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Enhance Cooling Performance (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

GLASSES: None

HDD: 256GB ADATA SP610 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 560MB/s Read & 290MB/s Write (Single Drive)

HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

HEADSET: ZALMAN ZM-HPS200 GAMING HEADSET

IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

KEYBOARD: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Cooler Master Storm Devastator Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Combo

MEMORY: 32GB (8GBx4) DDR3/1866MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance)

MOTHERBOARD: * GIGABYTE X79-UP4 ATX w/ Ultra Durable 5, GblAN, 4 GEn3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 1 PCI

NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS: Microsoft® Windows 8.1 (64-bit Edition) + Office 365 FREE 30 Days Trial

OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking

POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready

RUSH: Standard processing time: ship within 2 to 3 weeks

SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR [3 Year Labor, 1 Year Parts] LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

TEMP: Aerocool Touch 1000 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Control 

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

VIDEOCAMERA1: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

WNC: 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter Network Card



Again, any help is greatly appreciated!


Cheers!




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Posted By: GAN1957
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2018 at 11:34am
Throw the standard P{SU away, your lucky it hasn't caused any issues to date. Corsair, Coolmaster, EVGA, Thermaltake, XFX are fine.

Look at the Nvidia 1070 GPU, 800 watts will run it fine. http://https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01HRIB0V0/ref=olp_twister_all?ie=UTF8&mv_size_name=all&mv_style_name=all" rel="nofollow - http://https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01HRIB0V0/ref=olp_twister_all?ie=UTF8&mv_size_name=all&mv_style_name=all

http://https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GTX-1070-GAMING-X-8G-graphics-card-GF-GTX-1070-8-GB/4250849?cm_cat=GoogleBase&cm_ite=4250849&cm_pla=NA-NA-MSI_VA&cm_ven=acquirgy&ef_id=WXZpPQAAAIJ-9gPA:20180208193357:s&gclid=Cj0KCQiAh_DTBRCTARIsABlT9MZoMAZ2CuQ2CugUECknL73bBbFlBiR_qCpkKtWlDrUUgfeN4lJSqxUaAn-1EALw_wcB&s_kwcid=AL!4223!3!250082941388!!!g!307600050665!" rel="nofollow - http://https://www.cdw.com/product/MSI-GTX-1070-GAMING-X-8G-graphics-card-GF-GTX-1070-8-GB/4250849?cm_cat=GoogleBase&cm_ite=4250849&cm_pla=NA-NA-MSI_VA&cm_ven=acquirgy&ef_id=WXZpPQAAAIJ-9gPA:20180208193357:s&gclid=Cj0KCQiAh_DTBRCTARIsABlT9MZoMAZ2CuQ2CugUECknL73bBbFlBiR_qCpkKtWlDrUUgfeN4lJSqxUaAn-1EALw_wcB&s_kwcid=AL!4223!3!250082941388!!!g!307600050665!


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Posted By: CaptnSarcasm
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2018 at 2:19pm
So basically need to look at a new graphics card and a power supply before it cooks something.

Thanks!



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