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Upgrade. i7 4770k and Hero VI MB OR GTX 770 (sli)

hello.

Ive got money saved for a i7 4770k and a asus maximus vi hero
or

Another Gigabyte GTX 770

heres the tricky part.

I own an fx 8350 asus crcosshair v formula z 16gb ram SSD, DVD etc

I could sell my current processor and MB for about $200 (to put towards a cpu+MB) or just a another GTX 770 (which would be sli)

If i sold my amd and MB I could use the money from that to put toward the i7 4770k and asus hero vi which is about $530 (totaling $330) or spend $379 on another GTX770
so the cost would be about the same , give or take...

i know the i7 will have a better overall power in processing so would that be a better whole PC upgrade or would a GTX 770 be a better upgrade

I wont buy a different card, i would SLI if its suggested over other upgrade
I am a gamer
I'd like to maintain 60FPS with no DIPS!
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  1. I'd say go for the 2nd 770. If you were buying a new system, I'd say go for the intel setup, but you're not, and what you already have is high end, and still very relevant.
  2. Best answer
    Matthew Collette said:
    hello.

    Ive got money saved for a i7 4770k and a asus maximus vi hero
    or

    Another Gigabyte GTX 770

    heres the tricky part.

    I own an fx 8350 asus crcosshair v formula z 16gb ram SSD, DVD etc

    I could sell my current processor and MB for about $200 (to put towards a cpu+MB) or just a another GTX 770 (which would be sli)

    If i sold my amd and MB I could use the money from that to put toward the i7 4770k and asus hero vi which is about $530 (totaling $330) or spend $379 on another GTX770
    so the cost would be about the same , give or take...

    i know the i7 will have a better overall power in processing so would that be a better whole PC upgrade or would a GTX 770 be a better upgrade

    I wont buy a different card, i would SLI if its suggested over other upgrade
    I am a gamer
    I'd like to maintain 60FPS with no DIPS!


    Anonymous said:
    I'd say go for the 2nd 770. If you were buying a new system, I'd say go for the intel setup, but you're not, and what you already have is high end, and still very relevant.


    I'm going to agree with Jim here. If gaming is your main priority as far as performance goes, the price/performance increase from upgrading the mobo+CPU will be far less than the price/performance upgrade getting a second 770.

    My setup consist of a 3770k @ 4ghz and 2 gtx680s. I'm running at 1440p and most games run flawlessly at max/close to max settings. When I got the 2nd 680 I got between 40-80% better performance depending on the title.


    Wait until your cpu/mobo upgrade offers you that kind of a difference before you throw that kind of money down.
  3. Go for the new cpu if you want better efficiency. Otherwise for general gaming performance get the 770. I would actually spend it on something else since the 770 can handle almost everything by itself unless you plan on 3d, multi-monitor, or 4k. Even then it can handle quite alot.
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