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Stick with 660 TI or upgrade to 770 or possibly 780 ?

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Hey this is my first post, I have a decent build now

intel i5 3570
128gb SSD
EVGA 660 TI Superclocked edition
8b ddr3 1600mhz
2tb 7200 rpm HDD
525 watt PSU

I'm planning to get a 770 as a upgrade from my 660 TI and I'm just wondering if it is worth it to upgrade to a 770. The 780 is a little out of my price range because I am buying a larger power supply as well to go with my 770. If I stay with the 660 Ti will I still be able to play games fine at reasonable fps (40 -60)?
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What resolution are you playing at? How big of a deal it is to you to completely max out the graphics settings in each game you play? What games are you playing? What motherboard are you using? Is SLi possible?
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I'd get another 660 Ti to run in SLI...
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I play at 1600x900 (although I would like to get a 1080p monitor). I prefer to max out most of my games (except crysis 3, Arma 2, Metro 2033, etc). I have a gigabyte Z77-D3H motherboard do I need to upgrade it? Also I heard that SLI isn't always the best choice but if that would be overall better than a 770 then sure. How good is SLI then? Will I benefit more doing SLI then buying a single card?
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The Gigabyte Z77-D3H does NOT support SLI, only Crossfire.
If you are not going 1080p then I suggest keeping the 660Ti, also, there are no heavy games coming out soon so that's another reason to keep the 660Ti.
Wait for heavy games to come out maybe then the prices would be even lower.
The most important thing in a PSU is quality not size, so you would have to tell us the manufacturer of the PSU to see if it's reliable or not.
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My PSU is a CoolerMaster Xtreme2 525w, I was planning to get the Corsair CX750 750W for the new card. Eventually i will be getting a 1080p monitor so for that is the 770 a big upgrade in terms of performance or is it just worth it to save up for a 780? Should I upgrade my motherboard for a higher end card or is it fine?
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My PSU is a CoolerMaster Xtreme2 525w, I was planning to get the Corsair CX750 750W for the new card. Eventually i will be getting a 1080p monitor so for that is the 770 a big upgrade in terms of performance or is it just worth it to save up for a 780? Should I upgrade my motherboard for a higher end card or is it fine?

Stay away from the CX series of Corsair PSU's, not that they are bad, but cheaper quality. If you stick with Corsair, jump up to the HX series which is better.
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I would stick with your GTX 660Ti for now. You still get really good fps even at 1080p with that card. You could also try overclocking your video card for a fps boost as well.

And like it was mentioned above, if you are going to upgrade your power supply, get something good. Instead of upgrading your video card, look at a nicer psu and a 1080p monitor.
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