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Upgrading my CPU and GPU...


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#1 nando99

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:21 AM

current system: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/h0Ig6yvGSujSjnYoexr2GIF
 
I put in my mobo in pcpartpicker and looked up compatible hardware, this is what I came up with: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GVXLwP
 
thoughts?
 
will it work? 
 
worth it? 
 
any information is appreciated, thanks!

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:33 PM

Will it work?  The CPU appears to be supported by the motherboard (with BIOS version 1.7 or higher).  The GTX 780 is a large card (10.5" length) so it will need a roomy case.  It also will need a high quality power supply with a 6 pin and 8 pin PCIe connector.  I'd suggest looking at high quality PSU's in the region of 600w or more.

 

Worth it?  Personally I wouldn't put that sort of money into a CPU for a dead platform (Socket 1156).  If there's one going cheap somewhere then maybe?  CPU's get improved over time and the current i7-4770K will trounce the old i7-875k, but it requires a new motherboard.  The GTX 780 is obviously a high end and expensive video card.  What are you using it for?  Unless I'm missing something you have an ATI Juniper based card without the proper drivers installed at the moment?  It's using standard VGA driver according to Speccy and set to a lower resolution.  Any reason for that?


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