Thoughts on my pc what needs upgrading ?

Ok my specs are:
-i3 3220
-gtx 660 direct cu ii oc 2gb
-asus p8z77-v lx
-corsair 500w
-western digital caviar blue 500gb hdd
-windows 7
-corsair vengeance 2x4gb ram 1600mhz
I just want to know if I should upgrade cpu ram psu ect (not gpu)
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  1. Well everything looks pretty great. The only thing worth considering upgrading is the CPU, maybe put in a 3570(K)?
    And if you really want get an SSD and put the OS there, or put some games there.
  2. BBSHOCKSZ said:
    Ok my specs are:
    -i3 3220
    -gtx 660 direct cu ii oc 2gb
    -asus p8z77-v lx
    -corsair 500w
    -western digital caviar blue 500gb hdd
    -windows 7
    -corsair vengeance 2x4gb ram 1600mhz
    I just want to know if I should upgrade cpu ram psu ect (not gpu)


    Is there something specific you're trying to get done that you feel warrants an upgrade?
  3. What is it you most want to improve, i.e. what doesn't run as well as you'd like?
    It won't help FPS in games at all, but for an overall improved user experience, get a SSD. If you're on Newegg's mailing list, they've got a 250GB Samsung 840 EVO for $170, and a 128GB Plextor for $90 this weekend.
  4. Tree_Hugger said:
    BBSHOCKSZ said:
    Ok my specs are:
    -i3 3220
    -gtx 660 direct cu ii oc 2gb
    -asus p8z77-v lx
    -corsair 500w
    -western digital caviar blue 500gb hdd
    -windows 7
    -corsair vengeance 2x4gb ram
    1600mhz

    I just want to know if I should upgrade cpu ram psu ect (not gpu)


    Is there something specific you're trying to get done that you feel warrants an upgrade?


    I want the extra performance as in about I want to have the gpu in sli and just want to make sure there are no problems or bottlenecks
  5. O and I would also like to be able to play on decent settings on a 27" widescreen monitor 1080p? (My current monitor is 1080 but is 21.5" and it is a bit small (widescreen) but the gaming experience isn't as stronge
  6. You cannot run SLI on that board. If you want stronger graphics performance, you'll need to get a GTX770 or HD7970, and sooner rather than later, a better PSU (the CX-500 is made with some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and fail early).

    Edit: The size of the monitor has no effect on performance, it is the resolution that matters.
  7. Onus said:
    You cannot run SLI on that board. If you want stronger graphics performance, you'll need to get a GTX770 or HD7970, and sooner rather than later, a better PSU (the CX-500 is made with some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and fail early).

    Edit: The size of the monitor has no effect on performance, it is the resolution that matters.


    Ok thanks any suggestions on psu and motherboard?
  8. Have you built this system already? Replacing a motherboard also typically requires a new Windows license; doesn't apply if you're just looking for initial build advice
  9. Onus said:
    Have you built this system already? Replacing a motherboard also typically requires a new Windows license; doesn't apply if you're just looking for initial build advice


    Yea this is my current system
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