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What is the next logical upgrade from an x58/i7 950?

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Here is my rig:

EVGA x58 FTW3 LGA1366
i7 950 @ 3.8
Corsair Hydro H70 Liquid Cooler
Corsair Dominator 12GB PC12800 DDR3 @ 1600 9-9-9-24
OCZ SSD Agility2 240GB RAID0
Seagate Baracude 2TB HDD x2
EVGA GTX 670 SLI @ 1100, 6500
Coolmax CUQ-1350B 1350W PSU
Antec DF-85 ATX FUll Tower

I just upgraded my GPUs and was looking at the rest of my system that I put together 2 years ago. I'm wandering what the next logical upgrade for this setup would be. I do a little bit of everything, but mostly gaming.

I'm either leaning towards a CPU/motherboard upgrade or a 27 inch 2560x1440 monitor? Any thoughts? If the CPU/motherboard route, can anyone give some recommendations on a pair?
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Rig is still a beast! I would go with the monitor upgrade and buy 3 smile.gif
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post #3 of 6
That machine is a beast.

27" Monitor sounds like the plan to me!

DB
post #4 of 6
Check Haswell benchmarks when it's released, but only on editing and encoding. There's no sense to upgrade your CPU for gaming.
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Get the monitor, you have plenty of power thumb.gif
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post #6 of 6
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Thanks all! Sounds like the monitor upgrade is the way to go.
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