Budget Range: preferably less then 500€ before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: FPS gaming, mostly ArmA 2, ArmA 3 and DayZ standalone - also some Diablo 3, Starcraft 2 and EVE
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: actually that's my question^^
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.de
Parts Preferences: Asus, Intel, Zalman
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, small chance to go for a triple head with 5760x1080 again if new gfx allows, but no priority/not neccessery
Additional Comments: -/-
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:
i would like to maximize my FPS at high settings and high view distance on 1920x1080 (to maintain at least 30FPS at any given situation, for smooth recording), while keeping my expenses as low as possible.
I am going to record PC gameplay with Elgato Game Capture HD, connecting to my iMac so no performance hit on my gaming rig.
What of the above would be worth to upgrade? Does it even make sense to upgrade individual parts, or would that make for bottlenecks? Anyone have a similiar setup with upgrade experience?
I'll need at least another graphic card, with HDMI output, since my Elgato seem to disagree with the DP signal i am trying to feed it. Elgato support didn't provide a final conclusion yet, so it seems there is no support for DP input. I figured graphic card update is due anyways.
I thought about going for a GTX660 / GTX660 TI (i like Asus, but if anyone can recommend another vendor i'd consider), and if really neccessery an i5-3470 / i5-3570 (ArmA is said to like Nvidia because of PhysX and to be extremly CPU hungry), and stick with the rest for now.