System Upgrade Ideas

So i have a computer that i built but i want to upgrade a few parts  so that it is faster. I am looking for a graphics card, a new PSU, and a cpu cooling system preferably a water cooling system. 

  • Budget: $400
  • Country: United States, Dollars
  • Is there a retailer you prefer: NewEgg, Amazon or any other trustworthy site.
  • What will you be using your future computer for?: gaming and rendering 
  • Do you overclock or want to get into overclocking? I would like to try overclocking
  • Do you plan on going for custom watercooling now, or in the future? now
  • OS. Do you need a new one? No

If you Game-

  • What kind of settings do you like or what FPS do you want to play at? Max
  • What resolution will you be playing at? //or would like to play at. full
  • What kind of games do you like to play? fps, strategy, etc
  • What specific game will you be playing (if applicable) Battlefield 4, Civilization 5

Current Specs:

  • CPU: intel i5 2500k
  • Ram: 16gb ripjawsx
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte ga-b75m-d3v
  • graphics: integrated intel graphics
  • PSU: Old and from a prebuilt system

What you need is a videocard, not a fancy custom waterkit! Get something like a 7970 or R9 280X. If you really want to go with the green side, get yourself a GTX 760. As for a CPU cooler and PSU, it depends. Do you want heavy overclocking or just a slight one. Do you have a good PSU already or not.

Thanks for the suggestions. I updated some of my specs on the post. I just have a couple of questions.

Would i be able to use the CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 which is around $60 or is this not good to use. (

When you say the 7970 do you mean the XFX double Radeon HD 7970: (

If you are working with a 400$ budget and want to your computer to go faster then dont get a new Heatsink (unless your current ones are broke or something), put all that money towards a GPU. iGPU isent going to get you anywhere. Get a R9 280x, the PSU is up to you in that if you plan on CFing in the future or whatnot   7970, h80i and seasonic 620w psu    xfx r9 280x, cooler master water cooler and same psu

both after mail in rebates of course.


and for a cross fire psu one of these

with the 7970 and a

or $5 more