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Hello there

i saved some money for xmas and I am not sure which thing would bring biggest boost to my PC.

My PC now is:

AMD Phenom X4 955 BE @ 3.7 Ghz
Noctua NH - D14
8 GB DDR3 Kingston 1600 Mhz CL9
MSI 790 FX - GD
ROG Matrix GTX 580 Platinum 1.5 GB @ 920 / 4500
Western Digital RE 250 GB (disk space is not an issue for me btw - just need it for games)
Corsair AX750
Corsair Obsidian 600D
Samsung S222B DVD - RW
LCD Samsung P2450H 24"

Mosty I am playing games like Skyrim / Crysis 2 / Battlefield 3 / Dragon Age 2 and Witcher 2 EE.

I am thinking on getting ROG Matrix 7970 Platinum with some new AM3+ MB (with good value ratio) or maybe staying with my
580 GTX and getting some i7 CPU and 1155 socket MB for it. What do you think ?

Thank you for your answers and I am sorry if I posted this topic to bad section of this forum.
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post #2 of 24
...or maybe sell your 580 and with all the money, grab a i5/i7, motherboard, graphics card and ssd?

how much do you already have saved up?
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post #3 of 24
are you desperate to upgrade now. because the GTX 780 based on GK110 is going to launch in Q1 2013. that might be the right time to go for a upgrade.
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post #4 of 24
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to s0d0: well i could afford brand new pc atm but I think would like to save some money and upgrade just the slowest part of my PC. but I see your point and maybe it is worth a try

to raghu: hmm didnt notice that on any sites. can u maybe link some posts about it ? becouse if yes it would definetly be worth waiting

anyway thank you for fast responses - keep them coming smile.gif
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post #5 of 24
the biggest boost to your system here, would be to grab an SSD and put your OS on it.

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post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by Lukas026 View Post

to s0d0: well i could afford brand new pc atm but I think would like to save some money and upgrade just the slowest part of my PC. but I see your point and maybe it is worth a try
to raghu: hmm didnt notice that on any sites. can u maybe link some posts about it ? becouse if yes it would definetly be worth waiting
anyway thank you for fast responses - keep them coming smile.gif

http://vr-zone.com/articles/no-nvidia-geforce-gtx-780-before-march-2013-maxwell-only-in-2014-/17073.html

the Nvidia GK110 based Tesla K20 and K20x launched in Nov 2012. they are currently shipping to HPC customers.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6446/nvidia-launches-tesla-k20-k20x-gk110-arrives-at-last

its a matter of improving yields as its a massive chip and building up a significant volume for a retail launch in Q1 2013. In fact my guess is it could be earlier than March 2013.
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post #7 of 24
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fair point with ssd but i am looking for something which will improve frame rates / smoothness in games. not loading times. or does ssd's somehow increase fps too ?

seems legit with the 780s from the post but question is how it will be price when there wont be any competition in the time of the realease.

or is there same post from amd about 8xxx series ?

thanks
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lukas026 View Post

fair point with ssd but i am looking for something which will improve frame rates / smoothness in games. not loading times. or does ssd's somehow increase fps too ?
seems legit with the 780s from the post but question is how it will be price when there wont be any competition in the time of the realease.
or is there same post from amd about 8xxx series ?
thanks

an SSD will make your all around experience better.
post #9 of 24
Hate to say it but, your 955 will probably bottleneck a 7970 Matrix, I'm suprised its not botlenecking your 580. I say go for the new intel Chip and board The 580 is still a beastly card
 
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post #10 of 24
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any ideas which one should I get and which mobo ?

in our country - i7 2700k is pretty low atm on price (2600k cost more smile.gif ) and i dunno about MB - FYI I am not going SLI / CF so it can be board with single PCIE slot...

thanks
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