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    Gaming Desktop

    So I have this Gaming Desktop which I am about to make modifications, I would like to have you opinion.
    Didn't do these upgrades yet, so I would like your opinion. If you have any better deals on these components or anything that could help me Post or Message me please Btw these upgrades come from Newegg, they cost 775.21 Shipping already included..


    Questions: Will I lose everything when switching motherboard? And is it hard to switch a Liquid Cooling System from 1 case to another?

    Before Upgrades:

    CPU: AMD FX-8120 @ 3.4GHz
    MOBO: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
    RAM: 16GB of Kingston
    GPU: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB
    HDD: 1TB
    PSU: Azza 500W
    Case: Azza Guardian
    Optical Drive: LG Bluray

    After Upgrades:

    CPU: AMD FX-8120 @ 3.4GHz
    MOBO: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
    RAM: 16GB of Kingston
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB
    HDD: 1TB
    PSU: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W
    Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Optical Drive: LG Bluray
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    By losing everything, do you mean applications etc?
    If so, no, they're stored on the Hard Drive.

    And by liquid cooled, do you mean a cpu cooling system like a h100? or a custom loop?
    A System like a H100 can be easily transfer, a custom loop is also possible but is a lil harder as it will need to be drained of all fluid, then have the loop fitted to a brand new case which could be a problem with the lengths of loops.

    Also, the build seems ok, my only question would be on the motherboard upgrade, i'm not familiar with either board so what is your reason for the upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uhZylon View Post
    By losing everything, do you mean applications etc?
    If so, no, they're stored on the Hard Drive.

    And by liquid cooled, do you mean a cpu cooling system like a h100? or a custom loop?
    A System like a H100 can be easily transfer, a custom loop is also possible but is a lil harder as it will need to be drained of all fluid, then have the loop fitted to a brand new case which could be a problem with the lengths of loops.

    Also, the build seems ok, my only question would be on the motherboard upgrade, i'm not familiar with either board so what is your reason for the upgrade?
    My motherboard is a AM3+ Socket right now and doesnt support SLI, in the future I would like to go SLI. I didn't seem to find any other mother that was AM3+ and SLI Support :/. But thanks again I really appreciate the feedback

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    How's the 760? I would've saved for a 770 personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domokun_index View Post
    How's the 760? I would've saved for a 770 personally.
    EVGA GTX 760 4GB or GTX 770 2GB..? Btw this is a Budget Build

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    Why the fuck would you buy a 4GB 760 when you only use 1 monitor.

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    Guy above me is correct.
    I'd go 770 easily, even for multiple monitors the extra power and the stunning outershell compared to the 760 is worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mclimiteds View Post
    EVGA GTX 760 4GB or GTX 770 2GB..? Btw this is a Budget Build
    Yeah, you won't be needing 4gb GDDR5 - 2gb should suffice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabrox View Post
    Why the fuck would you buy a 4GB 760 when you only use 1 monitor.
    I use 3 Monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by uhZylon View Post
    Guy above me is correct.
    I'd go 770 easily, even for multiple monitors the extra power and the stunning outershell compared to the 760 is worth it
    Alright thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by uhZylon View Post
    Yeah, you won't be needing 4gb GDDR5 - 2gb should suffice.
    Thank you

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    But the GTX 770 is 200 more dollars, as I said I am on a budget buildish :l

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    Just stick with with 7870 and u will be fine. To many nvidia fanboys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanspirot2 View Post
    Just stick with with 7870 and u will be fine. To many nvidia fanboys.
    I got the 7850 not 70 and I am sticking up with nvidia, got the 7850 cus I thought it was good.

    EDIT: Changing to MSI OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB

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    So I have a GTX 550 TI xD I feel left out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanspirot2 View Post
    Just stick with with 7870 and u will be fine. To many nvidia fanboys.
    the *raedon 7850(the one he has)* Has so many driver issues with so many different games...


    (Thats what my friend says because he owns a 7850)(. I think that he should just get the 760.. seems a lot more efficient)
    GOOD TRADES: 5
    BAD TRADES: 0

    TIMES I WENT FIRST:3

    TIMES THEY WENT FIRST:2

    OMM USED:0


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    Quote Originally Posted by kaibit82 View Post
    the *raedon 7850(the one he has)* Has so many driver issues with so many different games...


    (Thats what my friend says because he owns a 7850)(. I think that he should just get the 760.. seems a lot more efficient)
    Yeah and 100 dollars more for 760 gtx.

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