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GPU vs CPU: should I upgrade or just buy a new rig?

Hi,

I have an HP p6-2330 PC and everything is stock with the exception to the following upgrades:

Processor: AMD x4 760K quad core 3.80 GHz
RAM: 14.0 GB
GPU: GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB
PSU: 650 W

The only games I'm playing these days are Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch. I'd like to play both on the highest settings.

Question 1: are either the processor or graphics card bottlenecking the other?
Question 2: what upgrades would you recommend, given the limitations of my motherboard/case size?
Question 3: what are your thoughts on sound cards? would a better sound card significantly improve my gaming experience with my Tiamat 7.1 headphones?

Thanks for your expertise!
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    Tough choice to make here, since you're using OEM motherboard, that doesnt really support overclocking as that CPU of yours can be overclocked higher to compensate higher tier cards such as GTX 960 or the R9 380/380X. If i would recommend something, it would be upgrading the motherboard and CPU cooling and then splash the cash on a better GPU.

    Sound cards? That I dont have any expertise since i rely on-board audio processors.
  2. A sound card will not improve your gaming experience. Onboard audio is more than enough. Toms has a article showing that there is no difference between onboard audio and a 1000$ sound card regarding audio quality and most can not distinguish between two.
  3. Mohd Mamat said:
    Tough choice to make here, since you're using OEM motherboard, that doesnt really support overclocking as that CPU of yours can be overclocked higher to compensate higher tier cards such as GTX 960 or the R9 380/380X. If i would recommend something, it would be upgrading the motherboard and CPU cooling and then splash the cash on a better GPU.

    Sound cards? That I dont have any expertise since i rely on-board audio processors.


    Would it be worth upgrading from my current processor to an A-10 5800k?
  4. saber1 said:
    Mohd Mamat said:
    Tough choice to make here, since you're using OEM motherboard, that doesnt really support overclocking as that CPU of yours can be overclocked higher to compensate higher tier cards such as GTX 960 or the R9 380/380X. If i would recommend something, it would be upgrading the motherboard and CPU cooling and then splash the cash on a better GPU.

    Sound cards? That I dont have any expertise since i rely on-board audio processors.


    Would it be worth upgrading from my current processor to an A-10 5800k?



    No, the Trinity line of APU's are significantly weaker than the Athlon x760K you have.
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