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August 31, 2012 8:47:19 PM

OK I am running a P6X58D-Pro MB, i7 960 CPU, 12gb of PC1300, Evga GTX 560 ti, 850w PS, windows 7 Pro, Cosair 180gb SSD and my case is a cooler master 932. I use it for every thing I play all the Battlefield games and Crysis and others. I have been looking at the GTX 660 ti video card and seeing it is a 3.0 pci-e I've been looking to upgrade. So should I do it know or hold out and see what comes out for the next CPU and MB. I was looking at the i7 3770K CPU and one of the 2011 cpu's I'm lost some help pleas.

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August 31, 2012 8:58:12 PM

Any i7 CPU will perform equal to the best i5 CPU (i5-3570K). Don't upgrade your CPU yet.

Your 560Ti is strong as well. What's your max budget for upgrading your video card?
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August 31, 2012 11:52:45 PM

If you upgrade now you will see a performance increase but you may be disappointed with how much that increase will be.
The thing that's drawing you is the Pci-e 3.0 and as of right now the cards that are Pci-e 3.0 like the 660Ti will not saturate a Pci-e 2.0 slot so it will be a few more upgrades in video cards before we see some benefit from the Pci-e 3.0.
The computer that you have now is still going to give you good gameplay and good fps. If you were looking to upgrade for some gain in performance then you can consider a new video card like the 660Ti and leave the rest the same. Haswell is going to be coming out soon and you can take a look at that cpu and consider an upgrade on the cpu and MB then. But in the meantime a new video card could be a good choice.
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September 1, 2012 7:37:35 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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September 8, 2012 2:35:47 AM

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September 8, 2012 2:42:03 AM

I took the plung and got a EVGA GTX 680 card for now. This way when I do he upgard it won't be a lot out of pocket at one time.
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