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January 7, 2013 1:10:45 AM

Contemplating upgrading. Not really wanting to build brand new, but my PC specs are in my signature. Would it be worth it to just upgrade the video card and OC the CPU? My wife also has a similar rig. She has the i7 870, gtx 460, and a couple other things. Opinions? Upgrade video cards, or everything?

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January 7, 2013 3:46:53 PM

get a new video card and if you want you could go with an i7 2600k or 3770k.
get a gtx 670 if you can or a 660ti power edition from msi.
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January 7, 2013 3:54:09 PM

On your rig. Stick with the 920, it's still more than enough to rip through most games. Overclock it to roughly 3.6 -4ghz. It should take it if it's d0 stepping. Add 3 new sticks of ram, 24gb can be bought now for ~120 USD and it would take advantage of triple channel.

On hers, I'd upgrade the Motherboard and cpu, to an i5 3570k which can be done for roughly 400~ at a store like microcenter. You can buy an i5 for roughly 160 dollars and a motherboard for 200. If you buy them together you save 40 dollars :) 
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January 7, 2013 6:27:25 PM

So a new video card for my PC should be enough to hold off for a while without upgrading? OC'ing, obviously. Her CPU is the i7-870, motherboard is the Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3, PSU is Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W, 4GB Corsair RAM, GTX 460* not 470. We both have the WD Caviar Black 640GB HDD's. She's running on the stock CPU cooler, which we'd obviously upgrade if we kept her current CPU to OC.
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