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Old 11-22-2012, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my current system:

Motherboard: gigabyte 970A-D3
Op sys: windows 7 64bit
Processor: AMD FX-4100 quad-core : 3.6 GHz
8 gig ram
AMD radeon hd 6800 series graphic
Psu: corsair 500w, not sure on exact specs right now

I am planning on upgrading to this processor and motherboard:
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Are these components compatible? Also will I have to replace any other parts to install these? Any suggestions would be great
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You really dont want integrated graphics...
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Would you suggest I not get this processor for that reason?
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you're going to use the AMD radeon hd 6800 video card?
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2 questions, what is the purpose of the PC, and why do you want to upgrade?
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yes i would like to keep my original amd card if possible. my system will primarily be used for heavy photoshop use and gaming.
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how's the case?
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I would get a 3750k and ASRock Extreme 3 Z77. Photoshop is extensive, but even in 64bit mode it doesn't utilize that many threads. No point in getting the expensive motherboard either.
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can i still run my graphics card along with the integrated graphics
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It will disable the IGP so that'll be fine. Just to be frank, I don't think you will see that much of an increase in gaming but productivity should be a lot better.
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