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November 11, 2012 11:46:59 PM

How Should I update my current build. I would like to be able to update my current build when haswell and the 700 series gfx cards come out, not build a whole new system. How should do this?

CPU: i5-2500 without a K

GFX: 2gb 560ti

Mobo: Z68 pci express 3.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: 620 watt seasonic http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: 1tb 7200rpm

RAM: 8 gb ddr3 1600

CASE: HAF 922

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November 11, 2012 11:53:22 PM

Add an SSD for OS and favorite games, that will give you some noticeable improvement while not overhauling your entire system.
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November 12, 2012 12:00:09 AM

^+1

Or upgrade the graphics card. Would suggest at least a 7870 or higher for it to be worth the upgrade.
Maybe even get a good quality mouse/keyboard/monitor instead if you dont have them already. As I find they last longer than the build itself.
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November 12, 2012 12:02:22 AM

SSD and a Better GPU are the only things worth upgrading
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November 12, 2012 12:06:09 AM

manofchalk said:
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Or upgrade the graphics card. Would suggest at least a 7870 or higher for it to be worth the upgrade.
Maybe even get a good quality mouse/keyboard/monitor instead if you dont have them already. As I find they last longer than the build itself.

If his motherboard allows it he can 2-Way SLI his current GTX 560Ti which would be cheaper and give a bigger performance increase.
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November 12, 2012 12:06:45 AM

I just upgraded my keyboard from $9 dollar walmart special to a Logitech g15 and I love it. I never thought I would care about a keyboard but it is a nice upgrade. Also, a nice headset is always good.
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November 12, 2012 12:26:55 AM

^That is another option, your board and PSU can handle two cards at once.
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November 12, 2012 12:52:57 AM

manofchalk said:
^That is another option, your board and PSU can handle two cards at once.

I was told that my psu could not handle a 2nd gpu due to not having a two 8 pin connectors. Is ther still a way to do SLI? Thanks for any help.
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November 12, 2012 1:05:51 AM

Sorry about that, was only looking at the wattage. Seems you cant SLI another 560ti in. If you had lesser cards that only required a single 6-pin each you would be fine though.
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November 12, 2012 1:08:26 AM

If it has enough amperage on the 12v rail you can run 2GPU's. The GTX 560Ti requires 30A on the 12v rail so you need at least 70A on it (Overhead room.) Here is a thread on it: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/319846-33-understandi...

You need two 6-pin connectors for the GTX 560Ti, not 8-pins. You should have more than two 6-pin connectors labeled PCI-E.

You could always turn your 15-pin connectors your not using into 6-pin connectors for your GPU http://www.amazon.com/Branded-8inch-15pin-Express-Power... Only $5.
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November 12, 2012 1:12:39 AM

Nup, the PSU only has a 6-pin and a 6+2pin PCI-E connectors.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So unless you want to start hooking up PCI-e connectors to the molex rail (not advised on a decent card such as this), you cant connect another 560Ti in without a PSU upgrade.

EDIT:
SATA to PCI-E.... Never knew such a thing existed.
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November 12, 2012 1:16:00 AM

^ I know right, mind blown :p 
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November 12, 2012 1:20:14 AM

Thomas Creel said:
If it has enough amperage on the 12v rail you can run 2GPU's. The GTX 560Ti requires 30A on the 12v rail so you need at least 70A on it (Overhead room.) Here is a thread on it: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/319846-33-understandi...

You need two 6-pin connectors for the GTX 560Ti, not 8-pins. You should have more than two 6-pin connectors labeled PCI-E.

You could always turn your 15-pin connectors your not using into 6-pin connectors for your GPU http://www.amazon.com/Branded-8inch-15pin-Express-Power... Only $5.

Would I be perfectly fine hooking up the second 560ti with my 6-pin connector? If that is not the case tell how I would be able to sli the 560ti's. Thank you. http://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/smilies/bou...
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November 12, 2012 1:23:00 AM

Can I sli 2 560ti's with my psu. If so then how. This just blew my mind.
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November 12, 2012 1:23:37 AM

You could have it so that each card gets a 6-pin connector from the PSU and and the other 6-pin from an adapter of some sort.
If you want to go with power completely direct from the PSU though, you will need to upgrade to a 750W unit most likely (which is what I recommend, using adapters doesnt seem reliable to me).

Or just upgrade the card to a single stronger one.
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