Hello all, I am building a new system which I will be using for gaming, internet, and school and have a couple questions. I have all the parts I want, but have around $200 left to invest. I've narrowed it down to either:
A new video card (evga gtx660 to replace my existing and incredibly outdated evga gtx260)
A ssd (crucial m4 256gb to replace my 7200 hdd).
Here is my system specs:
asus p8z77-v pro motherboard
intel 3570 ivy bridge 3.4ghz processor
g.skill ripjaws 2x8gb 1600 (12800)
corsair 750w psu
1080p samsung gaming monitor
zalman 4-pin cpu fan
1tb samsung 7200rpm hdd
I know the video card and ssd are two very different aspects of the pc, but what is my biggest bottleneck? If you guys were me, what would you invest in? What is going to give me the most improvement? Bang for my buck?
I am leaning towards the ssd, as I heard virtu mvp can breath new life back into older video cards. Is that true or is it not that significant?
I would favor using a SSD to start with.
It is much easier to upgrade the video card later than it is to change out a hard drive for a ssd.
Windows install or updates that might take an hour will be done in 10 minutes.
My preferred ssd would be Intel or Samsung if the price is not very different.