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GPU and RAM Upgrade

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November 21, 2012 1:06:58 PM

Hello,

I need some advice on an upgrade:

Current System:
Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail
Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti DirectCU II 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
G.Skill RipJawsX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C6 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL6D-4GBXH)
I think my PSU is a 750W Corsair
120GB Agility 3 SSD Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5"
I also use a 500GB HDD for storage.

Approximate Purchase Date: this week if possible

Budget Range: About £250 although there is some room

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Streaming live sports, Music, Movies

Are you buying a monitor: I am getting a new 24" HD monitor for Christmas I also stream movies and Sports through a 32" Sony Bravia


Parts to Upgrade: GPU and RAM

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any in the UK

Parts Preferences: I am not too bothered

Overclocking: Yes but not right now as my CPU is currently coping fine.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current Graphics card only has 1 HDMI slot which I use for my TV with my current Monitor taking up the DVI. Additionally I am buying a huose early next year and doubt I will be able to upgrade for another 2-3 years. I had initially thought of buying another 560TI and another another 4GB of RAM however it seems that the RAM this option is not cost effective. The G Skill Ram would cost me £20 but for £38 I can get Kingston 8GB Hyper X. Then if I get another 560TI which are currently quite expensive (from most sellers that aren't ebay) plus I would have to probably get another PSU which would bump up the cost making it expensive when I could probably get a 7870/GTX 660 for around £200 or a 7950 for about £40 more. Allowing me to pawn off my GTX 560TI

Is this the best use of my cash? Or would you improve somewhere else first?

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November 21, 2012 1:29:10 PM

Sapphire HD7950 3GB Vapox-X and the g skill ram for 20 pounds will fit you budget i think.
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