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What to upgrade? CPU+MB or PSU? Suggestions please!

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April 9, 2014 6:42:19 AM

Hi, I am planning on buying SLI 670 for €300. Although, my CPU is a phenom X4 955 3.2 Ghz and the PSU is a 600w being able to run 1 670.

Would it be worth the bottleneck to upgrade the PSU to a decent one (the one I have now isn't really decent but does the job) and upgrade the CPU + MB later?

Or would the bottleneck be that big that upgrading the CPU + MB is a real must before upgrading the PSU?

I am planning on OC'ing the CPU as it will minimize the bottleneck! PS: Could someone recommend a decent speed? I have the Hyper TX3 as aftermarket cooler + Asus M5A97 LE 2.0 as MB. I know the MB isn't great for OC but I will make the best out of it ;) .

For the people wondering, the new CPU + MB would be an i5 3570k + Z77 MB (cheaper compared to the 4670k + MB in my country + the 3570k will make up for the speed loss with a decent OC as it can OC higher compared to the 4670k).

All help is greatly appreciated!

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April 9, 2014 6:53:58 AM

CPU + MB first since the current MB doesn't support SLI so upgrading the PSU will not get you any increase in performance. When you get enough money, get a good 750W power supply and you're good to go.
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April 9, 2014 7:47:36 AM

Eduello said:
CPU + MB first since the current MB doesn't support SLI so upgrading the PSU will not get you any increase in performance. When you get enough money, get a good 750W power supply and you're good to go.


Ow that kinda sux, didn't know the MB didn't support SLI ><. Well, thanks for the answer =) i5 it is!
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April 9, 2014 7:52:35 AM

BnG said:
Eduello said:
CPU + MB first since the current MB doesn't support SLI so upgrading the PSU will not get you any increase in performance. When you get enough money, get a good 750W power supply and you're good to go.


Ow that kinda sux, didn't know the MB didn't support SLI ><. Well, thanks for the answer =) i5 it is!


Happy to help :D 
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