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Help me find my bottleneck please

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August 4, 2012 2:04:03 PM

Its been some time since i last upgraded anyting in my rig. So I was wondering what would be the biggest upgrade for me. Im mainly thinking about a new cpu OR a new gpu.

My system:

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage II GENE, X58
RAM: 18GB 1600Mhz
CPU: Intel i7 950 - @3,07GHZ- no OC
GPU: Radeon 6950 - 2GB GDDR5
Drive: Corsair SSD Force Series™ F115

Using the computer for gaming and will mainly be playing Guild Wars 2 when it launches. Using dual screens, and playing @ 1920x1680 if that matters at all.

Any input is appriciated :) 

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August 4, 2012 2:37:45 PM

your budget please? PSU is must?
August 4, 2012 2:44:35 PM

xtreme5 said:
your budget please? PSU is must?


About 400-500USD. I believe hardware is a bit more expensive where i live than in the US though (I live in Norway).
I have a cooler master 750W PSU, so I guess I dont need a new one.
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August 4, 2012 3:04:17 PM

If you takes my advice then no need to upgrade your cpu that is enough for gaming, i7 950 is still very best choice for gaming so spend more money on a decent GPU something like GTX 670 will do the job. Here it is,
http://m.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814...

or if you like to upgrade your cpu then you must upgrade your mobo first again i'm advising you do not upgrade your cpu.
August 4, 2012 3:58:37 PM

Thanks. Ill have a look at the GTX 670. I understand its the best card in its price class?
August 4, 2012 10:45:10 PM

Indeed it is thats why I suggest it to you that card has abilities to maxxxed out every game with decent frame rates, a friend of mine running it and he got 50-60fps in all the latest games with maxed everything.
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