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I Am deciding if i should sell my current rig or just buy i totally new one here would be the specs of the new one

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K
MOBO http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-Bluetooth-GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB-WiFi/dp/B007R21JJA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3DIU0TAP9AL5X&coliid=I3JHL8MV62AZOS
RAM http://www.amazon.com/Komputerbay-PC3-10600-1333MHz-240-Pin-9-9-9-25/dp/B00698WHRG/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3DIU0TAP9AL5X&coliid=I1HWY9PHBWAYYD
GPU 7970
PSU same a current sig rog
SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045
HDD 1tb Wd green
HEATSINK http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclock-CPU-Cooler-M020-00-000234/dp/B0053G6FY6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3DIU0TAP9AL5X&coliid=I299WZEL1D4EU1
Case Phantom 410

Should i redo or just upgrade just buy an ssd and a new gpu
 
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post #2 of 6
Upgrade but keep the current platform. Ivy Bridge isn't much of an step up of Sandy as you probably already know. Maybe go crossfire or GPU upgrade if you want. Oh and certainly get an SSD.
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Originally Posted by Accuracy158 View Post

Upgrade but keep the current platform. Ivy Bridge isn't much of an step up of Sandy as you probably already know. Maybe go crossfire or GPU upgrade if you want. Oh and certainly get an SSD.
will 2 6950 do 1440p
 
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post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by liljoey112 View Post

will 2 6950 do 1440p

Going from what you have to what you listed would net you absolutely nothing but a hole in your pocket book....

Want to improve performance? Toss in a SSD, upgrade your video card. You could add another 6950, but at 1440P it is possible to hit a VRAM limit with 2GB, and you also have to deal with the quarks and other issues with Crossfire and Sli in general. So, my final answer...

Add a SSD
Get a higher end single GPU - 7970 or 7950.

EDIT: Although to be perfectly honest, I am a cheap ass, I would get a second 6950. They can be had cheap as heck used and two of them would be enough power to handle pretty much any game currently, I would worry about the VRAM limit later, being in your shoes.
    
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As others have said, going from Sandy to Ivy isn't a huge upgrade. I think you should just get an SSD and a GPU.

An SSD is a great upgrade. It's not too expensive. Check out the Samsung 830, Crucial M4, or some of the Sandisk drives.

As for the GPU, get a 7970. The VRAM will only be 2GB compared to the 3GB on the 7970. It can handle 1440p with no issue.
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post #6 of 6
If you didnt have sandy before then yeah get ivy, but its a waste if you are upgrading to a almost exact cpu. Just get some more ram if you want, get a ssd, and maybe get another 6950 or two for crossfire.
 
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