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December 10, 2012 4:29:42 PM

Im using an MSI gtw 560 ti TwinFrozr and an i5-2500k OC. I am targeting these two components for upgrade. I've got about $300 to spend and I am trying to figure out which one I owuld get the most bang for the buck with changing.

The rest of my system...16gb ram, ssd, 2tb hd, MSI mb(dont remember the model but its 1155 socket with their "military grade components"...has the new bios on it. HAFx case. Running dual monitors.

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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 4:42:31 PM

No doubt the GPU. Get a 7870 or 7950 if you can.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 4:47:13 PM

^+1 The 2500 is still a great cpu. The 7950 should be right about $300 or a little less.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 4:50:53 PM

Upgrade the GPU for sure. That said, you left out your PSU, which is a pretty important when you are considering a GPU upgrade; if you aren't confident that your PSU can support a big GPU, please post the details on it :) 
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December 10, 2012 5:25:48 PM

PSU is 750w modular
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 5:51:27 PM

That will be fine for any single GPU system.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 5:53:56 PM

djscribbles said:
Upgrade the GPU for sure. That said, you left out your PSU, which is a pretty important when you are considering a GPU upgrade; if you aren't confident that your PSU can support a big GPU, please post the details on it :) 



A 560 ti uses the same amount of power as a 7950 so as long as the 560 ti works the 7950 should be fine.

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