For an extra $50 in my new build I could upgrade from an i5 2400 to i5 2500k and from a GTX 550 Ti to a Radeon HD 6870.
Do you think it's worth it?
I will be running these on a Biostar H61 MoBo, so no overclocking the i5 2500k, but it has very fast speeds anyway.
This will be a gaming rig, for games like Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas, Left 4 Dead, Killing Floor, Mass Effect, possibly Skyrim.
Not terribly heavy gaming, as I'm fine with games on medium settings.
So should I stick with what I have and buy a game or two, or is it worth it to upgrade these parts?
8GB DDR3 1333 RAM
550W Rosewill power supply (great reviews from critics and users)
1TB Seagate Hard Drive
1 x Lite-On Optical Drive
Rosewill Challenger Case
Acer Black 20" 5ms LCD Monitor
Logitech 2.3 watt 2.0 Sound Speakers
TP-Link Wireless Adapter
Howz this to stir up some ants, get the 2500k and the gtx550, at your first opportunity get a Z68 motherboard, preferably one that will support sli with x16 on both cards, then the 2nd gtx550 and if that's not enough I'd be looking for a SSD.
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Z
2500K @ 4500
Kingston HyperX 16gb
OCZ Revodrive 3 240gb