Upgrade time

Hey.

i do alot of gaming and 3d graphics work, with alot of autoCAD, Photoshop and Maya.
my pc is currently running ok, however i would like to give it abit of an upgrade.
i seem to have two paths i could go with what i have, and i was wondering what path everyone would suggest, and any advice on parts and pricing??

heres the lowdown! i have put the parts i would buy in brackets.

My pc is currently-

Asus P6T SE MB
Intel Core i7 920
Corsair 250gb SATA 3 6gb’s
Nvidia GeForce GTX560ti
6GB Ram
750 PSU
700GB Hard Drive
Fractal Define R3

Possible Change no1-

Asus P6T SE – (Asus P6X58-E WS)
Intel Core i7 920 – (New heatsink-cogage true spirit 120mm fan 1366)
Corsair 250gb SATA 3 6GB’s
Nvidia Gefore GTX 560ti - (+a second for sli)
6GB Ram – (6GB additional Ram)
750 PSU
(1TB HD HD Seagate Barracuda)
700GB Hard Drive
Fractal Define R3


Possible Change no 2-

(Asus P8Z77-V Pro MB)
(Intel Core i7 3770K)
Corsair 250gb SATA 3 6GB’s
Nvidia Gefore GTX 560ti - (+1 sli £150) (or sell 560ti-£120/180 if I can get amazon to take back as its been faulty in the past) and use that to buy 660ti)
6GB Ram – (6GB Ram (or sell my current ram and buy 32GB separate??)
750 PSU
(1TB HD Seagate Barracuda)
700GB Hard Drive
Fractal Define R3

they are the two builds showing what i would buy and what would be kept.
any advice would be greatly appreciated.??
thanks
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  1. Unless you are really struggling, I wouldn't say now is the best time, to upgrade CPU/mobo. Haswell is only 6 months, or so, away (hopefully), and would think, if possible, better to wait, til then, before deciding CPU upgrade route (Haswell will be LGA1150).
    No reason, though, for not doing other upgrades. Would suggest, if financially feasable, change to GTX660Ti, would be better, in long run, than additional GTX560Ti. In many games (certainly not all), a GTX660Ti is equal to 2xGTX560Ti, and obviously better, for future, further upgrades, plus uses a LOT less power.
  2. Your 560 Ti.. is it the 1gb or 2gb model?

    You don't need an i7 for gaming btw.
  3. why not invest in a work station card ? that's what they were made for.
  4. 'cause he does a lot of gaming too.
  5. excella1221 said:
    'cause he does a lot of gaming too.



    he can run 2 cards.......... or junk that 1gig 560 and get something that really plays games.
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