Core i7 920
6gb DDR3 Ram
2 Gtx 460's in SLI
MSI X58 Pro-E Mobo
NZXt Lexa-S Case
Im looking to upgrade the RAM, Case, Hard Drive, and GPU, i do not really know what to upgrade my GPU to, i was thinking a GTX 570 but its quite expensive..... Maybe a 560Ti or a 6950. Im kinda going for 200-280 dollar range. Or should i stay with my SLI 460's for a while? My goal is to make this upgrade cheap but very effective.
You're not going to get any upgrade from 2 460s cheap. Honestly, just about any single GPU would be a sidegrade from 2 460s at best, most single cards would be a downgrade. You're probably best off keeping the two 460s for the moment. Any worthwhile upgrade is certainly going to cost more than 280 dollars.
I do not have any perfomance issues at the moment. The reaaoning foe a case is that My case that i have now is too cluttered due to my setup. 12 gigs of RAM also sounds good. What single card my dual 460's equal?
Sorry for the double post but i wil probably skip the RAM and go with an ssd i dont know much about SSD's, what do you put on them? And what is a good size? Also to transfer my data to the new drive i can use acronis correct?
Your case is only "too cluttered" if you are having thermal problems. Another reason to replace the case might be to try to significantly reduce noise. Either of those conditions might also be addressed by adding and/or replacing fans, and possibly using some of those silicone rubber "nails" to mount them. Otherwise, the only upgrade that even begins to make sense in your situation is a SSD. You should be able to find a 128GB drive with a Sandforce controller in your price range.
A SSD is normally used for the OS (but not the swap file) and your most commonly used applications and games. And yes, Acronis True Image can be used to duplicate your drive. I have done that many times.
The new hdd is because i have only 100gb left on my current hdd. Will acronis allow me to manage what files go on what drive? Or do i copy the files to the hdd and then self manage the files i want to move onto the ssd?
Acronis will not be the right tool for that job; it copies partitions, creating and sizing the destination partition either automatically based on sizes of the drives, or manually according to parameters you set. If your current boot partition has more space USED than what is available on a new SSD, you will need to either clear things first (possibly copying all your data to another magnetic drive before deleting it) until used space is less than the free space available on the SSD, OR you'll simply need to reload your operating system onto the SSD and re-install what you want on it. If you use Thunderbird for email, and/or Firefox as your browser, free software called "mozbackup" can save and restore all your settings and email folders.