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switch to intel or wait to next gen?

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hey everyone, i know this topic kinda gets beat to death but i kinda have the urge to upgrade, mainly due to my mobo not supporting sli, and i think adding a second 570 2.5 gb would greatly help maxing out games with higher fps, or even just switching to intel in general would help even.

i know the 2500 is the best bang for the buck for gaming, and thats really all i use this computer for, aswell as the day to day browsing listening to music, downloading/streaming to my wd live tv box, theres a couple options, getting a new sli capable mobo for my 965be and adding another 570 thats going to = ~500$ or switching to SB,SB-E or IVY which will cost 500-1000$. or waiting until haswell in 2013 as my current computer works fine for me atm. also im currently in queue #151 for a step up to a 680 2gb thats going to cost me 130$

cost isnt really a big deal to me, but i dont feel the need to spend the money if im not going to notice much of a difference on the current gen upgrades. only online game i play is bf3 and the other games i play are single person games if that helps any. i have a corsair ax 850 sitting on the shelf waiting to be sleeved, so i do have the psu power for SB-E and or dual video cards. so the only thing i really need is the mobo/cpu and ram. and i will sell my current setup to recoup some costs.

im a very indecisive person so need some guidance haha thanks in advance.
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Depends on the games you play. You'd see some improvement in certain parts of CPU-intensive games like SC2 or Shogun 2: Total War or large BF3 multiplayer maps. But for the large majority of games (Dota-style, MMOs, BF3 single player, most shooters) you won't see any improvement.

SB-E would be a waste though. You'd want an i5-3570K or i5-2500k and a motherboard that cost $100-150 for gaming purposes.

Also, a 570 is pretty good. There are few games you can't near-max on it with a standard 1920x1080 monitor. Maybe you're anxious for an upgrade, but unless you have a 120hz monitor or a resolution larger than 1920x1080 I don't see you gaining much benefit from SLI.

There might be your best upgrade - a 120hz monitor or one of those 2560x1440 imports the display forum on this website is going crazy over.
    
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well i have a dell u2711 so i game at 2560x1440 so i need the added gpu horsepower. but thanks so far smile.gif
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