hi there. my birthday is in a few months, and i was looking to upgrade my budget pc i built at christmas. here are the specs:
amd athlon 2 x4 640
cooler master elite 430
corsair vengeance 4gb ram
asrock n68c-gs fx
nvidia 8800 gts 320mb
ocz 500w psu.
now for my birthday i was looking to upgrade my mtherboad to an msi 970a-g46 because it is cheap and has sli etc. i was also going to try and get 2 560 ti's, because on ebay they are about £60-70. i was also going to get a corsair 750w modular psu, and if there was money left over a corsair c70.
now i know my cpu isnt impressive, but reading around it seems to be worse than i thought. i only run games at 1024x768 at the minute due to problems with my tv and adaptors, but i want to be able to play games flawlessly at 1080p. would i be better of only getting one 560, and something like an fx-8150, or go for like an i3/i5 if i can, or is my cpu okay. please help, thanks
At 1024x768 the Athlon will bottleneck your 560ti SLI
I would say not to go that route, better get single 560TI and something like an fx-8150 as you have already planed.
Single 560Ti with Athlo looks to me the best match.
Fx-8150 is much better than the Athlon for games and would be more suited if you SLI 560s.
intel is still clearly better, but i dont have that kind of money. thank you. i have decided i will go with the fx-8320, a 560 ti, the msi motherboard and the corsair psu. if my budget allows i will also be picking up a btifenix shinobi for good cable management. thank you