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post #1 of 16
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Alohaz,

Currently running a i7 930 @ 3.8 and have a set of SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

I have been out of the loop for quite some time now, lol. Anyway I am wondering if it would be more effective to either get a set of HD 7950's or upgrade the board/cpu to an Ivy i5 3570.

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post #2 of 16
I think new gpu would bring the biggest performance increase in terms of gaming.
Hows your memory?
post #3 of 16
Well, GPU will always provide the most bang for the buck, I would usggest keeping with the 1366 platform longer

If your are DEAD SET on AMD then the 7950's are supposedly good, but I don tknow how good in Crossfire.

from what I have been seeing however the 660ti from nVidia in SLI will be smoother game play.

but yes, thats what I would suggest is a GPU upgrade or 2.
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post #4 of 16
I would think you would see a big upgrade if you just got a single 7950. Before I bought 2, I would consider waiting for the 8000 series to come out.
post #5 of 16
that too, if your not completely set on upgrading now, the new cards should be something to look at as well.

also I am a fna of single card, so 7970 is what I would suggest
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Definitely a new gpu , your procesor is very good is no need to change it with ivy bridge .
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I am not against nVidia. My memory is old as well. I barely used my rig for a year. I was so out of it I didn't realize that the 1366 was dead lol. I intend to replace the CPU/board/mem and GPU's within the next few months.
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So now question being any substancial benefit from a single 4GB GTX 680 vs a set of 2GB GTX 660 ti's??
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post #9 of 16
wait for the next Platform release before changing out form 1366

my i7 920 is still not bad at all.... honestly.. even with my old GTX 275.

upgrade GPU today, then sell them and replace with the next gen, and then replace with the next gen CPU platform.
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*, I do not care for Crossfire / SLi, so Id say single best card in yoru budget
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