Build a new pc or upgrade old one. HELP!

Ive got : Asus rampage 2 gene, i7 920, gtx560ti, 6gig of ocz and a OCZ vortex 2 SSD. Should i upgrade/water cool or just buy a new pc? Thanks
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  1. That pc looks pretty dang good... So i would try to sell the rampage and i7 to get a few bucks what is your budget?

    I would pick up
    i5 3570k
    new 2x4 8 gb ram
    And i would upgrade ssd to samsung 830
  2. YOU make the cal on SLI. If you sell anything, it should be the GTX560ti.

    Put the cash toward a single card -- like the HD7950.
  3. The i7 920 is still a powerful CPU. No reason to replace it. +1 to the 7950.
  4. Your CPU and motherboard are really really good and you really don't need to upgrade them.The only thing you need to do is buy a good water cooler like this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106188
    And overclock your CPU as high as you can.You should be able to hit 3.8-4.4 GHZ.

    Other than that your PC is pretty good BUT if you want it to get better you can more than double its gaming performance.
    Just buy a new graphics card!

    The first card i want you to look at is the the Powercolor PCS+ 7970 Vortex
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131471
    It will more than double your performance.

    If thats a bit too expensive for you you should consider a GTX 670 like this one.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

    If even that is too much for you you should either buy a HD 7870.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127681

    Or another GTX 560 Ti so you can reuse the one you have.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578
  5. Well i was thinking about water cooling it Ive got around £600 to spend. Its running 2.6 GHZ at the min. Also i don't think i could ALI it since the graphic card slots are so close together.
  6. A Noctua D14 is one of the best air coolers. With LC'ing, it's all or nothing. Get a low/mid end kit will fail to keep up with a good air cooler. Just get the Noctua, sell your 560Ti, and get a 7950.
  7. obsama1 said:
    A Noctua D14 is one of the best air coolers. With LC'ing, it's all or nothing. Get a low/mid end kit will fail to keep up with a good air cooler. Just get the Noctua, sell your 560Ti, and get a 7950.


    Ive got the earlier version of the Noctua - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-010-NC
  8. Good air essentially works as well as water. If you want to go ultra-quiet you could also WC your GPU ...

    but otherwise, hardly any difference.
  9. Am not too sure if i want to buy a 7970 and buy part water cooling then when ive got enough buy the other half and install it all at once
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