Upgrading gaming build

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

  1. Alien

    Alien Member

    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

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

    Alien Member

    My monitor is 144Hz @ 1080p
  4. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

    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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