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Got some tax money, not a lot only $250 so what would you upgrade on my rig (sig).

Would SLI gtx560s be enough to hold me for another year or something?
    
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If it were me in your shoes I would try to sell that 560 and upgrade to a single better card, possibly 7950/7970
 
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What is your VRAM usage on game you are currently playing? If I were you I'd sell the GTX 560( I assume you have the 1GB version, for $170+) and buy a a HD 7950/70 or GTX 670(If you prefer staying Green) so that you won't be VRAM limited(if you had the 1GB model) and you will get similar or better performance than 560 SLI with a good overclock on 7950 or 670.
Edited by sherlock - 2/21/13 at 9:52pm
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You could upgrade the psu. You can get a nice 1000w psu for around that price. You can take a look at the OCZ ZX1250 or ZX1000. Yeah, it's a bit much for your rig, but you'll be set whenever you want to upgrade your cards, processor, etc.

If you don't feel like you need to upgrade the psu, then I wouldn't upgrade anything on that rig. Your chip is good, mobo is good enough, and it will cost more than $250 to upgrade the graphics card to a good one. I'd just wait until Q3-Q4 to really upgrade (Haswell, IB-E, GTX 7xx/ HD8xxx), and you can use that $250 to offset the costs if you plan on upgrading during that time frame.
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****, forgot to edit my PSU in my sig. I've got a 750w Corsair instead of the 520w.

I'm going to look around for used 670s and see what I can find.
    
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Thinking of just getting a bigger monitor. You can't get 24" or bigger that are good for around $200-$250 can you?
    
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