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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hello, I knew right from the beginning that my build would lean more towards multi tasking,

My current specs
CPU - Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.5
Cooler - Corsair H60
GPU - GTX 550Ti
Motherboard - Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
Storage - 500GB WD Blue
OS Drive - OCZ vertex 3 120GB


Now the gaming side is a little bit unbalanced right now, although i have the gpu overclocked and it runs any game very well.

I want to know what you guys think of my upgrades

I will change the motherboard to a ASRock Z77 Extreme4
I will be adding a 2nd SSD for raid 0
I will be adding a 2nd GTX 550Ti for SLI which will be approx 15% better than a GTX 560Ti
and I will be changing out the 500GB HDD for a 2TB Seagate Drive
post #2 of 11

I wouldnt deal with 550ti and sell it and get a 6xx series GPU. Perhaps wait and buy one when the prices will be lower in a few months.

 

Also why not wait on MOBO upgrade and get one for hashwell and a hashwell CPU as well?

 

THis route would be a bit costly than your current project but might be a better investment.

post #3 of 11
Get rid of the 550Ti, and go with something from AMD. Better bang for your buck.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I see what you mean.
I don't play games all the time, i'm more of a multi tasking person.
I may even skip hasewell, I don't know for sure, but my processor could only get faster it seems.
With software becoming less resource intensive, this cpu should last me a long time.

I definitely plan on getting new parts in the future, but like any other electronic product, as soon as you buy it there is something new.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
as for getting an AMD GPU, i think im a little late in the game.
I don't have a whole lot of money right now, so i dont want to invest all of it into a new gpu.

The way i see it is this, i already have a gtx 550ti, and i can get a 2nd one for 100 vs getting a whole new gpu for like 300
post #6 of 11

Well in that case than 2500k will hold for you for 2-3 years for sure.

 

Also why do you want to change your motherboard? Your motherboard should do you fine.


And if you are not gaming much than perhaps 550 SLI you mention could be good if it is for a really good price.

 

Also good calls on changing HDD and adding an SSD. They are always good investments.

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
It doesn't support SLI and i dont want to use the SLI hack software.
Also it doesnt overclock very well, and im not happy with 4.5GHz.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by overclockmike View Post

as for getting an AMD GPU, i think im a little late in the game.
I don't have a whole lot of money right now, so i dont want to invest all of it into a new gpu.
The way i see it is this, i already have a gtx 550ti, and i can get a 2nd one for 100 vs getting a whole new gpu for like 300

7770 is $107. Beats the single 550ti, not sure how it would pan against it SLI'd though.
post #9 of 11
I'm guessing he wanted to upgrade his motherboard because his current one is 16x/4x instead of 8x/8x.

But I have to agree with the what everyone else has already stated:

Stick with your current motherboard. Sell GTX550TI and buy the best GTX6xx series card you can afford. A single more powerful card is always preferable to SLI/Crossfire when such an option exists. Plus you will use less power and likely get more usable vram.
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post #10 of 11

ah yeah. I also had a non SLI mobo and did not want to use the hack so ended up getting my current MOBO.

 

Well than for your needs what you want to do will simple be good

 

Just do the below equation well

 

Equation 1

 

Keep the MOBO, Sell the GPU and get a ATI 7950 or a 660ti

 

Equation 2

 

Sell the MOBO, buy another MOBO, keep the GPU and SLI it

 

IF the price difference between 2 equations are similar than the 1st option could be better.

 

If there is a considerable gap between the 2 equations than the 2nd option will be better.

 

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