Upgrading gaming build

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Alien, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Alien

    Alien Member

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    Hey guys, considering adding upgrades to my first build from back in 2012 which has only been changed once since then (GTX 680 to 980).

    Current build:
    CPU: i7 3770k
    Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
    GPU: EVGA GTX 980
    RAM: DDR3 Kingston HyperX 1666MHz
    MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm
    SSD: Samsung 128GB (Can't remember exact model, circa 2012 anyway)
    PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 Bronze Edition
    Case: Coolermaster HAF X

    The changes I had in mind are as follows:
    CPU: i7 9700k
    Cooler: Corsair H115i Pro
    RAM: DDR4 Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2666MHz
    MoBo: Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X

    My question is if there any any issues or other considerations to take into account before I purchase the components? One concern I have seen is that the HAF X case can't accommodate liquid cooling due to the design of the case or a similar reason? If this is indeed true then I would change the case as well due to the fact that the HAF X is quite cumbersome and hard to move.
     
  2. OmniDyne

    OmniDyne Active Member

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    Are you going for super high refresh rates?
     
  3. Alien

    Alien Member

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    My monitor is 144Hz @ 1080p
     
  4. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd probably opt for something other than the HAF X simply because it's a pretty old design and newer ones would serve you better.
     

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