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Upgrading to high-end - is it worth it?

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February 6, 2013 3:26:06 PM

Hello, I shall start off with listing the current components I've got:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition + some extra fancy cooler for 30$
MOBO: ASUS M5A99X EVO
RAM: 8GB
GPU: GF GTX 570 (OC version from gigabyte)
SSD: OCZ Vertex4
PSU: some sort of OCZ 700W

The thing is that I'm currently running dual monitors setup and whenever I'm watching, say, full HD stream on one monitor and playing not-that-challenging-in-terms-of-performence game I can get quite an FPS drop. Needless to say I won't have such drop if I only use one monitor to do both of these things. What matters the most in multiple monitors setup? CPU, GPU? What would you change? Or maybe I should consider overclocking CPU (if so - how can I do it?)

I use this PC for both games and video/audio editing work as well as programming.

Thanks in advance,
Max
a b B Homebuilt system
February 6, 2013 3:47:57 PM

Upgrade your graphics but new ones are coming around the corner so wait
a b B Homebuilt system
February 6, 2013 10:43:27 PM

Another option. Purchase a Geforce GT640 and install it into the third (black) PCI-Ex16 slot. Connect your HD Video watching monitor to that card while your gaming monitor is connected to your current GTX 570.

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