Intel i5-2500 (this isn't a bottleneck is it?)
Corsair H60 closed loop liquid CPU cooler
8Gb gskill sniper 1600mhz memory (2 x4GB)
EVGA GTX570 HD 2.5GB
Asus ROG mATX maximus IV gene-z sli capable board.
256GB crucial m4 SSD
1 tb 7,200 RPM hitachi deckstar
10,000rpm 500GB WD velocity raptor (any thoughts on this would be appreciated Im contemplating the purchase)
Cooler master HAF 922 case
Corsair TX750 PSU
My current debate is weather I should upgrade to a gtx670 or sli another 570, or buy another GPU. I looked at a few discussions on this and they all seem to lean towards getting a 670GTX.
I am leaning towards the gtx670 but have a few questions about it in regards to the 570.
The gtx570 I have is 320bit whereas the 670 is 256bit, correct me if im wrong but wouldn't a higher bandwidth be better, how does this affect game performance?
the 670 is also 512mb shy when it comes to VRam will this be noticeable in games such as BF3 or Arma2 (Arma3 in future?) or other highly demanding games?
I would prefer a rear exhausting design, as well as low noise levels.
I also am not as familiar with AMD cards, if there are comparable options I would love suggestions.
Budget is enough to buy another 570 2.5g or sell mine and buy something a bit more expensive.
I appreciate any responses and guidance in this decision.