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Would like to upgrade to Radeon RX 480 and new monitor?


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#1 RetiredRider

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 09:35 PM

This is my 5+ yr old computer:

Win 10.1 64bit

Apevia Explorer 2 mid-tower case with max fans

Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard

Intel I5-3570K 3.4 Ghz

(2) 128 SanDisk SATA III SSD  Raid 0

WD 500 GB Cavier Blue 7200 rpm

8GB Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz DDR3

Corsair Hydro series H60 120mm Liq. Cooling w/ push/pull fans

Xtremegear 800 Watt 80plus PS

AMD Radeon 7770 1gb

BenQ 20' 5ms monitor

 

Would like to replace video card and monitor with:

Radeon RX 480 DirectX 12 AXRX 480 4GBD5-3DHDV2 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card  Size of card - 255 x143 x 38 mm  - ASUS VG245H Black 24" 1ms (GTG) Widescreen Dual HDMI EyeCare Console Gaming Monitor, 250 cd/m2 DCR 10,000,000:1(1000:1), AMD FreeSync

Do you see any areas of concern?  Prices for card and monitor very good right now. Thanks for your help and advice.



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#2 richcbro

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 12:22 AM

Should be fine.

 

Power supply is enough, plus the CPU is powerful, bottleneck won't be a problem with the card.


CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 04:16 AM

I agree looks like a nice match.



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 04:59 PM

Thanks for the replies! I was concerned that the motherboard or the processor might be problems. Just couldn't pass on these deals.



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 08:16 AM

You are welcome, the 3570k has very strong single core performance and today still holds up very well even with high end GPU's and even though it's a gen3 I5 CPU. It's all good.


Edited by Zone_86, 28 November 2016 - 08:58 AM.





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