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GeForce GTX 570 have more OC room compared to Radeon HD 6970.
You don't really need 2 GTX 570. 1 is powerful enough to keep most games smooth at 1920x1200.
You need better processor like Core i5-2500k to optimize the GTX 570. Extra RAM won't be a bad idea as well.

You can always get 2nd GTX 570 but I believe you don't really need it.
    
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Ya I'm pretty much thinking of going for the GTX 570. Now the question, which one is the best? Seems like OCN loves the MSI TFIII version of it.

Now after I upgrade my GPU, is there anything else I should do to my rig short of swapping platforms?
Yeah, I guessed you were leaning towards the GTX570
The MSI TFIII do look nice



I think your CPU should be fine for one GTX570
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ya you should be fine with your cpu you got
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Originally Posted by Bima Sylirian View Post
GeForce GTX 570 have more OC room compared to Radeon HD 6970.
You don't really need 2 GTX 570. 1 is powerful enough to keep most games smooth at 1920x1200.
You need better processor like Core i5-2500k to optimize the GTX 570. Extra RAM won't be a bad idea as well.

You can always get 2nd GTX 570 but I believe you don't really need it.
Yup I was already planning my mini upgrade path starting with the GTX 570 then the 2500k when my funds allow.
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Yeah, I guessed you were leaning towards the GTX570
The MSI TFIII do look nice
I think your CPU should be fine for one GTX570
Ya I kinda had a biast towards the GTX570 already lol. I'm pretty sold on the MSI TFIII version of it.

You guys think trying to hit the 4.0 mark on my 965 will improve playability at all?
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Ya I kinda had a biast towards the GTX570 already lol. I'm pretty sold on the MSI TFIII version of it.

You guys think trying to hit the 4.0 mark on my 965 will improve playability at all?
IMO, as long as you run the game at settings that "max out your GPU". You'll be fine with your CPU at 3.8GHz!
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Any overclocking you do will always help (unless it's unstable). I think you have the right idea in that the GPU upgrade would be most significant and noticible. There are always upgrade options and there are even more upgrade options in the future.

If you're looking to switch to Intel, you may want to wait a little to see what the next generation has to offer. I wouldn't upgrade from a 965 to a 2500K now because (in my mind) it's not worth the money.
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Hey guys, I think I'll need to upgrade my rig to run Battlefield 3 well. I think my core components is enough to run it well and it's just my GPU holding me back. Am I correct on this assumption? I Play at 1920x1080. If I were to keep my 5770 right now in my current setup, how would BF3 fun? Would I be able to run it well on medium settings? I was thinking of upgrading to a 6970 or a GTX 570. Would either of the two upgrades show a drastic improvement in gaming if I kept the rest of my rig as is in it's current state?
I used to have the same setup as you! I upgraded my GPU to a 570 with NO regrets. Your CPU will be fine in GPU intensive games like BF3. If you were playing SCII that is where you will see the i5 shine.
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IMO, as long as you run the game at settings that "max out your GPU". You'll be fine with your CPU at 3.8GHz!
Ya I wasn't totally convinced that my chip wasn't able to handle all of the games as of yet

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Any overclocking you do will always help (unless it's unstable). I think you have the right idea in that the GPU upgrade would be most significant and noticible. There are always upgrade options and there are even more upgrade options in the future.

If you're looking to switch to Intel, you may want to wait a little to see what the next generation has to offer. I wouldn't upgrade from a 965 to a 2500K now because (in my mind) it's not worth the money.
It was just a thought of switching. I am not planning to switch anytime soon. Was just an idea that came about if I ever needed to upgrade my CPU for games. Any guesses as to how long my 965 will last in terms of gaming with a GTX 570?

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I used to have the same setup as you! I upgraded my GPU to a 570 with NO regrets. Your CPU will be fine in GPU intensive games like BF3. If you were playing SCII that is where you will see the i5 shine.
Great to hear! So no bottlenecks whatsoever from any games yet right?
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Great to hear! So no bottlenecks whatsoever from any games yet right?
None yet, but havent tested it heavily. I am thinking Skyrim might give my CPU a run for its money

I am planning on upgrading to Ivy or SB-E possibly in the future. Unless AMD fixes Faildozer then I might consider it xD
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