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Upgrade of my current comp. What components to keep?

porkingproblems

65 months ago

Want to get this setup for 3 monitors eventually. Here's my current setup: Phenom II 965 @ 3.4ghz Asus model somethingsomething won't take a better cpu so looks like im upgrading this MSI gtx 760 8gb (4x2gb sticks) DDR1600 ram 2x1TB HDs 650watt PSU WD DVD reader/writer Thermaltake V6 mid-tower case - plenty of room for all this stuff, though I do want to get better fans, especially the large fan on the top. * Acer H274HL monitor

I don't plan to buy everything at once so I'm looking at incremental upgrades over the next year or so. Here's what I got so far for the first big purchase. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $179.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $25.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $116.98 @ OutletPC
Storage PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $102.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card $389.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan NZXT FN-200RB 166.2 CFM 200mm Fan $12.65 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $17.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $17.99 @ Amazon
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller $27.72 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $892.26

Comments

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

You could SLI the 760 by buying another one and an SLI mobo...

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I was planning to sli the 290 about the same time i get a couple more monitors. I suppose I could sli the 760 and get the monitors now though. Seems like I wouldnt see much increase in performance if I did that.

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