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March 3, 2014 5:24:45 PM

In the next 4 weeks I'm planing on getting a new graphics card and had originally chose the Gigabyte GTX 660 OC as it was a good bang for the dollar around $199-$209.

Now the new EVGA 750ti FTW and SC editions are out and I know it is a step below in performance when i checked my games with Game debate. Or should I just save up for a
Evga GTX 760 SC at $289.

My current rig is a gateway dx4850-45cu that I purchased from Future Shop 3 years ago.
Core i7-2600, 8GB DDR 3 RAM and a GT420 gpu.

I have purchased a Corsair CX 750m PSU and a new Enermax Coenus Black Mid Tower Window ATX Gaming Case for $44.99 to hold it all and been complementing a new MOBO and Processor LGA1150 or should I get a new MOBO LGA1155 and keep the i7 and get new brand name RAM?

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March 3, 2014 5:29:27 PM

I'd keep the mobo & cpu for now and maybe go for a 270x is you can get one at msrp
a b U Graphics card
March 3, 2014 5:41:09 PM

I think you should give us a budget for everything excluding the PSU and the case, and then we'll give you suggestions.
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March 3, 2014 5:54:48 PM

Your rig has everything to game except the video card, get r9 270x and will solve that problem with a phenomenal card for 200.
March 4, 2014 2:36:47 PM

Thanks for the help.
My budget depends on my tax return but last year was $800 CAD so between $400-800 CAD.
I Priced the R9 270x on newegg and the MSI Gaming 2GB was $299.99.
Gigabyte OC 2GB was $264.99
and the
MSI gaming GTX 760 2GB was $299.99
EVGA GTX 660 SC 2GB was $229.99

And is it worth investing in a haswell mobo and cpu?
My first thoughts were a Gigabyte Z87x-UD3H Mobo and a Core i5-4670k This would run me $429.98+taxes and freight.
Trying to keep to a black/Blue theme if possible. Was looking orginally at Asus Z87-A Mobo.

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a b U Graphics card
March 4, 2014 5:24:41 PM

I think that you have a decent CPU for now, so I don't think it's worth it to upgrade to Haswell or even FX series from AMD.
As one of our forum thread explains

I think you should upgrade your GPU only, for now. The GPU that you get will depend on your budget by the time you are purchasing.