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Higher End GPU or Upgrade HDD+OS?

My current build has a corsair 750w antec 300 illusion i5 3570k 8gigs of ram and I currently have a 256gb HDD with windows vista 32bit downloaded onto it. The HDD has worked great for the 5yrs that Ive had it. For my gpu I am really hoping to get a nvidia 670 or 660ti maybe even a 680 but I am on a tight budget with this. I am contemplating on upgrading my HDD and getting windows 7 64bit OEM version and then get a lower end gpu like the 660ti instead of a 670 or 680. I plan to do some pretty hardcore gaming: BF3, BL retribution,Gw2, WoW Mop, TERA, Rift, Minecraft with advanced shaders, stuff like that really and Im really wondering what I should do. Thanks!
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  1. What is your budget
  2. bigcyco1 said:
    What is your budget

    About 470$
  3. solomaniac85 said:
    My current build has a corsair 750w antec 300 illusion i5 3570k 8gigs of ram and I currently have a 256gb HDD with windows vista 32bit downloaded onto it. The HDD has worked great for the 5yrs that Ive had it. For my gpu I am really hoping to get a nvidia 670 or 660ti maybe even a 680 but I am on a tight budget with this. I am contemplating on upgrading my HDD and getting windows 7 64bit OEM version and then get a lower end gpu like the 660ti instead of a 670 or 680. I plan to do some pretty hardcore gaming: BF3, BL retribution,Gw2, WoW Mop, TERA, Rift, Minecraft with advanced shaders, stuff like that really and Im really wondering what I should do. Thanks!


    What is your currrent GPU?

    I'd recomend a GTX 560ti and an SSD/HDD combo.

    Then, buy another 560TI for SLI when you feel the need.
  4. austing said:
    What is your currrent GPU?

    I'd recomend a GTX 560ti and an SSD/HDD combo.

    Then, buy another 560TI for SLI when you feel the need.

    I don't really feel the need on an SSD right now but My current GPU is something like an nvidia 630i or something. The computer i'm using now is pretty old and not suitable for any kind of gaming, and the 560TI It looks like a nice card but I would rather put 400$ into a 670 because of less heat, more room, and possibly less power consumption,
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    solomaniac85 said:
    I don't really feel the need on an SSD right now but My current GPU is something like an nvidia 630i or something. The computer i'm using now is pretty old and not suitable for any kind of gaming, and the 560TI It looks like a nice card but I would rather put 400$ into a 670 because of less heat, more room, and possibly less power consumption,


    If you've ever owned an SSD, you'd feel like you need 5 of them :p

    I recomend this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533


    and spend 340$ on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787
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