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Use the sig rig, I am thinking update the GPUs?

Any thoughts? All are welcome!
 
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560TI or 6950.
Cpu is still good to some point!
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I'm not sure where it would bottleneck as the cpu and gpu's seems paired nicely.

If I had to upgrade your system, I guess I would have to get a new, single, powerful gpu.
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post #4 of 10
Go with a new single gpu. As mentioned above 6950 and 560 are both good choices to start with.
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budget?
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No budget currently in mind, I am trying to think of what to plan to save for, if that makes sense, I can save up and splurge but I just need to know what to save too,

Also Im not too keen on a new Processor and open to new GPU ideas, the 6950 and 570 seem like good options, but what about a 470?

And also, I have a running bet with my father and if I win I will get a XPSC Rasa 750 rx360, and yes, I am confident so plan on it, I have to pass a test, and I have been studying hard for it!

So the new GPU could be under water as well
 
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-Download Aida64 Extreme edition and MSI Afterburner.
-Run Afterburner first and select something "not important" to show on OSD(because it won't show up). It'll start OSD server.
-Then run Aida64, in the settings, External blabla, you select to send data to Rivatuner osd server. Select only GPU and CPU usage in there too. So you'll see gpu and cpu usage in games.
-Keep an eye on them in games.

See which one ever gets above %90. However, whatever you do, with a 2500k system, you'll get at least %15 more performance in games due to Sandybridge architecture can send more data then any amd cpu to gpu in the same timeframe.
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There's always the open box 6970
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Your current motherboard can only do Crossfire in 4x/4x mode. That's definitely limiting you right now. If you want to do Crossfire properly, you'll need a motherboard upgrade. Something that can at least do 8x/8x would be a big improvement. Going from 8x/8x to 16x/16x would be a much smaller improvement.

Of course, if you switch to a single GPU, then your current board is fine.
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Your current motherboard can only do Crossfire in 4x/4x mode. That's definitely limiting you right now. If you want to do Crossfire properly, you'll need a motherboard upgrade. Something that can at least do 8x/8x would be a big improvement. Going from 8x/8x to 16x/16x would be a much smaller improvement.

Of course, if you switch to a single GPU, then your current board is fine.
My motherboard does crossfire in 16x/4x
 
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