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Wannabe Geek

# 162018 26-Jan-2015 23:45
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I am new to here, and a noob of hardware and build, here is my current pc spec:

MB: asus P5G41T-M LX
Ram:8G ddr3
GPU: gtx550ti 1G

I got a asus gtx770 dc2oc 2g gddr5 graphic card, just wondering, which cpu i should get to have a good performance with that graphic card? do i need to get a new MB for that cpu?? if yes, which MB to get??  is pci2.0 MB performing ok with the pci3.0 graphic card? thanks, hope this isnt too many quesitons...embarassed

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1222907 27-Jan-2015 01:58
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GTX770 is a pretty powerful graphics card so you would want a decent CPU to stop bottle-necking on newer games.

which cpu i should get to have a good performance with that graphic card?

I would go for an i5 4670K (or any of the i5 Quad Core desktop models).  i7 will not improve gaming and is not necessary unless you want to do streaming, video editing etc. i3s and below are dual core which I wouldn't recommend when pairing with a GTX770 unless you are on a tight budget and not really interested in newer games so much.

do i need to get a new MB for that cpu??

Yes, the most current range of Intel desktop CPUs are the Haswell range which require 'LGA1150' motherboards.

if yes, which MB to get??

Depends on your budget and other requirements. The basic motherboards generally give you 2 USB 3, 4 USB 2, 4 SATA Ports which is sufficient for most people. 

 is pci2.0 MB performing ok with the pci3.0 graphic card?

The difference is negligible between PCI2.0 8x and PCI3.0 16x.

What to buy depends on your budget, you can also go for AMD instead of Intel but I've only ever built with Intel CPUs so I can't help you there.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 1222956 27-Jan-2015 08:23
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thank you, that's very helpful.

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