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December 26, 2012 9:12:18 AM

Alright here it is: I've got $3-500 to spend and I'm trying to upgrade my rig, hopefully to the point where it can handle a game like Planetside 2 and such. I'm trying to decide if I should upgrade my GPU, or my CPU. Currently I'm running an Intel Core i5-750, a GTX 560Ti, with 8GB DDR3 RAM all on a GA-P55-USB3 motherboard. Help please?

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a c 94 U Graphics card
December 26, 2012 9:48:55 AM

upgrade gtx 560 ti to gtx 670 windforce at 400$

overclock both CPU and GPU = beast
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a b U Graphics card
December 26, 2012 10:16:22 AM

agreed, the cpu is fine, the gpu will make a bigger difference, and check the 7970 ghz prices too
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a b U Graphics card
December 26, 2012 10:43:20 AM

Buy a 690ti and do sli.Now Get both speed of 560 and 690 by sli.
Gpu set up look like this. 1x gpu=x16; 2x gpu=x16+x16=(x32); 3x gpu=x16+x8+x8=(x32); 4x gpu=x16+x8+x4+x4=(x32). so 2xgpu=4xgpu.
So insert both gpus in x16slots.
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a b U Graphics card
December 26, 2012 11:05:20 AM

670. Save the rest of the $$ to upgrade cpu and motherboard in summer, after next gen products are released.
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a c 191 U Graphics card
December 26, 2012 11:10:10 AM

That Mb only supports 1x16 and 1x4 PCI-E slots.
@ Tombombadil9: How's the Old Forest doing, and do you still have those nice yellow boots, mate? (Hobbit in joke ;) ).
You do n't give us your screen resolution, so I'll assume 1080 rez.
Something around he GTX670/HD7970 will do very nicely, along with a improved cooler for the CPU as upgrades-the i5 750 is still a very capable device and howls ou to be overclocked.
As always, check that the powersupply can handle the new hardware, for powerful cards its usually best to use dedicated PCI-E plugs rather tha molex/PCI-E adaptors.
BTW, I'm running a i5 750@ 3.4GHz on a Hyper 212+ paired wth a stock clocked HD7950@ 1080,it can struggle with the very highest setting on the most demanding games-Sigh.
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