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[Solved] Should I upgrade my processor or graphic card?

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May 19, 2012 3:27:07 AM

Hi guys and experts.... Need a little advice. I jus completed my 1st build last week and I'm regretting not spending a little more for a better cpu and graphics card...
this is what I got:
1: Intel core i3 2120
2: Asrock extreme6 Z77 motherboard
3: Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 ti

My question is ,is should I add another graphics card and make it dual and if so which card would be compatible or best .or jus buy a new card a sell the 550 ti....or upgrade my cpu? If I'm good shd I just overclock my graphics card? Which I don't know how to do... any help would be fantastic!
a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 3:34:32 AM

For gaming? If so, just get another 550 Ti for SLI or get a single 560 Ti 448. The 2120 is plenty for most games.
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May 19, 2012 3:42:32 AM

Yeah gaming ... What will dual do? Any benefits? It wud be cheaper than buying a 560 Ti I know that..Dual give me the same results as a 560 Ti
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a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 3:45:07 AM

exit82guy said:
Yeah gaming ... What will dual do? Any benefits? It wud be cheaper than buying a 560 Ti I know that..Dual give me the same results as a 560 Ti


Yeah, basically 550 Ti's in SLI will be about the same (maybe slightly worse, but not a lot) as a single 560 Ti 448.
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May 19, 2012 3:47:38 AM

Gottcha! Thank you!
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a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 3:48:46 AM

No problem!
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May 19, 2012 2:49:20 PM

Hey can I jus pair the 550 with the 560??rather do that if I can
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a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 4:19:44 PM

exit82guy said:
Hey can I jus pair the 550 with the 560??rather do that if I can


Nope. SLI HAS to be the same card type. 550 Ti with another 550 Ti, etc. You'll want the same VRAM amount too, although that's not required. Speeds and and brand don't matter.
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May 19, 2012 4:23:01 PM

Ok buddy ...I think I'm gonna jus sell the 550 ti and buy the 560... Whadya think? Probly better off ,no?
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a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 4:25:45 PM

Definitely easier to deal with, but get a 560 Ti 448 if you can find one for a good price. A normal 560 Ti is a good card, but a 560 Ti 448 is better.
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May 19, 2012 4:33:05 PM

Ok gonna buy the 448... One more thing.Should I change the cooler fan over the cpu?Got the stock one now... will it overheat ?
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a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 4:39:16 PM

Nah, the stock HSF for the 2120 is plenty good enough, since you can't OC. If you find that it gets consistently above 70C or so, then you should think about aftermarket, but it really shouldn't get that hot with anything other than a stress test program like Prime 95 or Intel Burn in Test.

As an example (I have a Hyper 212 Evo, so this is JUST an example, lol), my temps with my 2500K @ 4.5Ghz (1.277V full load) in Prime are in the mid to upper 60's, but in games, it barely gets above 60.
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May 19, 2012 4:40:48 PM

Ok buddy... Thanks sooo much!! I may need your help in the future ,if that's ok...
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a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 4:42:42 PM

No problem at all! I'll be around, but you can shoot me a private message anytime.
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