Q: My current systems specs vs. new desired system under $1000. Help needed!

belarus94
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Hi gang,

I am trying to build new system (gaming) and want to get all the goodies under $1000.

For GPU I chose EVGA GTX670 card,
CPU is still a big ? mark...

I was looking at Corei7 3770 3.4 Ghz for $400. but it will take me over $1000 I am planning to spend.
Anybody knows about Intel i5 processors that can be as fast as i7 for the buck?

Or perhaps you can recommend a set up (intel) that can be under $1000 and be a decent gaming system?

BTW here is what I have now. May be I should overclock my GPU and CPU and it will be enough for another few years?

My system (I build it 4 years ago)

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00Ghz.
Motherboard - EVGA 780SLi
GPU - EVGA GTX 470
RAM - 8GM
2 Hard Drives - 1TB 7200RPM + 128GB SSD Drive

Nothing overclocked yet. I've heard that my CPU can be overclocked and it performs great. Same for GPU.

What do you think?

Appreciate any feedback!

Thanks and Happy Friday!
belarus94 posted Jul 20, 2012
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TOTOOO
What PSU do you have? and also do you plan on using your HD in your new system to save more $$$.
TOTOOO (rep: 46.9k) posted Jul 20, 2012
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belarus94
I have decent PSU - I think it is 750W, Also I will be re-using HD and SSD. So I really need to get new MB, GPU, CPU, RAM.
belarus94 (rep: 63.2k) posted Jul 20, 2012
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encorez
15 years since I built PCs.....I am to lazy now.......
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Jul 20, 2012
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