So I've been contemplating on upgrading my computer. My specs:
GTX 470 stock
Phenom II x4 B50 @3.60 ghz
12gb DDR3 ram I believe OC to 1600 because of cpu
MSI 770-G45 motherboard
Alright so I've been wanting to upgrade, but I do know my cpu is on the low end right now. I was thinking of getting a i5 3570k and whatever motherboard I can find, it doesn't have to be SLI (I never again want to go with amd cards), so that would lower the price on it a little bit. Also my cpu fan is the Coolermaster Hyper N520, so I hope that would be enough to oc the cpu a bit.
NOW this is what I could get real soon, I want to buy a graphics card as well, and the one I would get would be a GTX 660 ti.
My question is, which would be wisest? Upgrading the Motherboard and cpu or getting the graphics card? I'll eventually get both, but I want to know which one would be best to get first.
Also I read that there are new Maxwell cpus coming out by march or something of 2013...if so I would love to wait for those, same with nvidia and the Kepler 7xx series. If anyone has some information on these things and thinks I should just wait in general for an upgrade then that would be great. Thank you in advance!
Well a Phenom II x4 B50 is a phenom II x2 550 dual core cpu unlocked to a quad core cpu. and I can max out some games but others like Battlefield 3 and such can't be maxed out and I have them at pretty high settings but get 40 fps. I'm sure it's because of the processor, that's why I don't know which one to get first.
I get around 40 fps with everything on ultra without AA, I forgot to mention I play in a 1080p monitor, which is expected really but just wanted to make that clear. Also my cpu load is no more than 90% but my gpu load is 99-100%. I know this hints for me to get a graphics card but I want a sure answer.