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What should I upgrade next ? For a gaming rig . New graphics card , cpu, ram, hard drive?

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March 23, 2014 7:51:05 PM

So I have come across some extra money and I want to upgrade my gaming computer. I have an Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40 GHz LGA1155 CPU, nvidia ge-force gtx 660 TI 2gig, ULTRA LSP750 750W ATX POWER SUPPLY, Corsair High Perform Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz2x4, MSI Z77MA-G45 Intel Z77 Socket Motherboard, and a 2tb wd hard drive. It's runs really well but idk if I have something that I shouldn't or if I should get something better . I can run max graphics on most games but I guess you can always do better. Just curious of where to go from here with my current rig. Thanks for any input.

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March 23, 2014 7:57:16 PM

I mean you don't have to upgrade anything unless you're unhappy with your PC. If you do want to upgrade though, your GPU is pretty underpowered compared to the rest of your build, and you're not going to be maxing out games at 1080p or above with that card. It depends on what your budget for an upgrade is though to recommend a GPU.
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March 24, 2014 2:31:21 AM

Get another 660 ti but i wouldn't change it for a better gpu. SLI 660ti would rock. OR get an ssd for faster load times and snappy system overall OR BOTH :) 
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March 24, 2014 5:39:15 AM

Frankly, unless you want absolutely all the graphics maxed at all times on all games, stick with that GPU and get an SSD.

Trust me, even if you were running a crappy atom CPU, the change will rock your world.
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March 24, 2014 7:34:56 AM

Well I don't have $1000.00 for a new gpu but I can spend quite a bit. I didn't know if sli would be better or a new card. I don't play much newer games , I am a little slow at getting to new titles lol I'm playing fallout 3 now .
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March 24, 2014 8:01:48 AM

Get an SSD then.
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March 24, 2014 12:24:58 PM

So if I get an SSD I would have to re install windows on that right? And how much memory would I need for the SSD? Any particular brand or one you recommend ?
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March 24, 2014 6:31:11 PM

Intel, A-data i know are good and reliable. There are other good ones if you look at some reviews. I would stay away from Kingston tho. Memory ?? Do you mean capacity ? Your call, i would get a minimum of 64 gigs SSD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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