I have $400 right now that I can use for upgrades. Also I have the option to continue saving. I know a lot about computers and already have ideas about what I want to do but my own curiosity about what you guys might say has pushed me to make this thread. Anything worth upgrading yet for $400?
Some of these parts I've had since 2011.
CPU: AMD FX 8120(I was one of those people who were excited for bulldozer)
Motherboard: Asrock 880G PRO3 http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/880G%20Pro3/?cat=CPU (someone sold it to me very cheap because it had a broken sata port. I re-soldered it back on and it works and also it doesn't support sli but I got it to run sli with hypersli)(Another note on the motherboard is that the vrm sucks and I can't OC the cpu beyond 4GHz due to that)
I'd personally keep saving. There's nothing wrong with that rig, apart from the Bulldozer. You could upgrade to a 8320 or 8350, but in my opinion, that's quite a lot of money for quite a marginal improvement in performance.
Another upgrade could be buying a single GTX 760 - it's a bit better than two GTX 470s. Again though, that's quite a lot of money for a marginal increase in performance. You'd save a bit in energy bills though, I guess.
i guess you should wait for something better ( next generation parts maybe )
you can run all games at maximum settings with no issues i think !! ( am i right ? )
Wrong. Most games will run at max settings but the more demanding ones need more vRAM than 1.25GB. So the vRAM is limiting me. The cards only cost me $200 together. I bought them used on ebay. The GTX 760 is slightly weaker but has more vRAM and would cost $50 more than I paid for these. I would get slightly worse performance in games except for those games which require more vRAM to run at higher settings. On the plus side though I would use less power, there would be less noise, I would have 768MB more vRAM, and my computer wouldn't be like a furnace anymore.
As you can see... The GTX 470 sli overclocked to 800MHz usually beats a GTX 670 that's overclocked to the max. Still the GTX 470 has more room to overclock. They can go up to 900MHz. Some can go up to 950MHz. It's absolutely amazing to see that these cards perform so well.