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I'm upgrading my system but need some help with the motherboard choice!

Question by Sahil from India | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Posted: Dec 18, 2012 @ 22:40 CST


I am going to upgrade my system this Christmas, I have chosen the Core i5 3570k and gskill 8GB (4gb*2)

Now the most difficult part: to choose the MOTHERBOARD

I have shortlisted to the following boards:

1) ASUS Z77 sabertooth = $309(in Indian price)

2) MSI Z77 MPOWER = $272

3) ASRock Z77 OC Formula = $309

4) ASUS Maximus V Gene (

I have around $450 to spend on my PC, what should I upgrade? My CPU or GPU?

Question by Luke from United Kingdom (Great Britain) | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: Dec 17, 2012 @ 23:19 CST

Hi I want to upgrade my system I don't know whether to upgrade gpu or cpu as game a lot at the moment I have an a8-5500 cpu with a 650 ti gpu and an ssd which component should I upgrade and also I have £300 to spend could you recommend either a cpu plus motherboard or a gpu depending on what you say I should upgrade. please bare in mind if you say about cpu and recommend a cpu don't forget I will most probably have to buy a new motherboard as well so if you recommend upgrading cpu you also recommend a motherboard which make a combined price of £300 or less.


My computer keeps shutting down when I play games, is my CPU overheating?

Question by Israel from Philippines | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Dec 12, 2012 @ 19:31 CST

My 4 1/2 year old core 2 quad system recently shuts down by itself whenever i play games especially Far Cry 3, Black ops 2 and Doom 3 BFG... then the screen says processor thermal trip warning when i reboot... is this a warning sign that i should upgrade now to a core I-7 system? i will list down my specs in order to know what part is causing the problem... thanks in advance...


  • core 2 Quad Q6600
  • palit GTX 560ti 2GB
  • intel P45 mobo
  • 650W PSU
  • 150GB raptor
  • 500GB scorpio blue
  • antec 900 case
  • kingston 8GB DDR 3 1333Mhz

How can I rebind my keys on my Apple Mac system when using Boot Camp to access Windows?

Question by Robert from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Software | Posted: Dec 11, 2012 @ 23:40 CST

Hi TT,

I use an Apple iMac with Windows through Boot Camp and I want to rebind my keys. I don't use the command button all that often and would like to rebind the key so it's better suited to my needs - is there a trick I need to know? Or some software I can download for this?

Thanks in advance,


I need some help deciding which GPU to buy!

Question by Pedro from El Salvador | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: Dec 5, 2012 @ 23:16 CST

Hello to everyone: I need bought a graphic card, i had a 8800GT with 256MB and it was broken. I have around 70€, i find this cards for that price:Gigabyte HD 6670 (65€) - 1GB DDR3 and Asus 8800GS -384MB (50€). The hd 6670 DDR5 goes to 90€ (almost double price) What I should bought with a little money? Ah, with 8800GT i could play to Skyrim at 1920x1080 with low-mid settings, really. Thanks a lot. I have Ubuntu too and i hope can play with Steam for Linux soon.

Which GPU should I get for 1366x768 gaming?

Question by Nashat from Bangladesh | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: Dec 2, 2012 @ 20:56 CST

I am gonna play games at 1366*768 resolution in 19'' screen.

1.MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition

2.GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 550

3.Sapphire Radeon HD 7770

I want to play at highest settings. Which one would be good plz suggest ASAP, I'm dying to buy ! tnx in advance.