So I'm looking to get a small upgrade done on my system. I think I know what route I want to take, but am looking for a little validation...
Firstly, the specs:
Intel Core i3-2100
16GB (4x4GB) Patriot RAM
2x HIS 5770's in Crossfire
Seagate 500gb 7200RPM Barracuda Primary
A 1tb and a 750gb backup drives
Some other stuff that probably isn't important in this decision.
So, I'm thinking that the best upgrade is one of three:
1) I drop my 5770's in favor for a Crossfired set of ??? (open to options)
2) Go for a Core i7-2600k.
3) Invest in an SSD for my boot
My system has never failed me for what I have wanted it to do, but I am getting a little extra spending money and thought if I didn't do it now, it might be awhile before I have a better chance.
In Crossfire 5770 is almost equal with the old 5870 http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5770-review-tes... .Now is your decision. If like to play games sell the 5770 and buy a 6850 , 6870 video card ( i recommended this because are good budget video cards)
If work with your PC ( video rendering ,3D design and some other heavy programs) the i7 2600k is a good investment.
If you aford buy a bigger SSD 120-128GB for OS and other programs what you use mostly and need a quick boot.If not a 64GB for OS is a good investment.