I want to upgrade my pc and i'm thinking first go with the gpu i was thinking to buy the ATI Radeon HD7870 GHz Edition OC 2GB or GTX660 Ti 2GB and then buy a new MotherBoard,CPU (i5) , 2 more gb of ram... what you think?
My curent build is:
6,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 1,333Mhz
i3 2100 3,1Ghz
AMD Radeon HD 6450 (Sapphire/PCPartner)
Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 ATA Device
(i know is pathetic.. xp)
Agree, video will be huge. CPU will help, but not near as much. You can see this if you look at tom's $500 build which all have a weaker cpu than your i3-2100. 600w PSU, if reasonable quality will drive your CPU and the HD7870 2GB or GTX660 Ti 2GB with plenty of room to spare.
Yes. The GPU upgrade should be 1st as the core i3 will not bottleneck it. Haswell is coming up and you should get whatever the i5 is as it will be around 10-20% better than current ivy bridge i5. The Ram upgrade is fine but make sure you get the exact model number of your current Ram.