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Upgrade Inqury: GPUs or MB,CPU,RAM

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March 24, 2011 1:18:35 PM

I just wanted to gather some opinions on what my next upgrade should be. I am in the preliminary planning stages and will be upgrading in late June or early July (unless some newer architecture imminent). I am upgrading mostly to play Crysis 2, Rage, Portal 2, Elder Scrolls 5, Deus Ex,... ect at max settings as they come out in the next 12 months.

I am not sure where I would see the most performance gains though. Updating the MB,CPU,RAM or updating the GPUs?Money is not too much of a constraint, but I wanted to keep it reasonable. My specs are below. Thanks in advance!


Q6600 G0 @ 3.6ghz
EVGA 780i
4GB Mushkin (2x2GB) PC6400 @ 1066hmz
Dual EVGA 8800GTS (G92) 512MB
Dual WDl Raptor 150GB (Raid 0)
Enermax Infiniti 720W
Lian Li V1100B Plus II

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March 25, 2011 3:34:42 PM

I don't think your cpu has much logevity left, but it's not totally obsolete yet. I would go for a new GPU you will get the most performance boost with a new GPU.

GTX 560ti or GTX 570 will make those game playable on most high settings.


To really play all those games in all theire glory, it think you will need all the above. but if you are limited to a budget get the new GPU.

This is what you would need to rock it all.

i5 2500k Sandybridge $225
ASUS P8P67 Pro MB $175 ( might find a MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 for $150)
4 GB of G.SKill RipJaw X DDR 3 1600 $57
GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N560SO-1GI-950 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB $260
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EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB $260
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$617 ish
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October 19, 2011 5:19:53 PM

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