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Hey guys, I built my PC in 2010 and have done some basic upgrades since then but nothing major. I think its about time to upgrade.

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Current Setup:
2x 1680x1050 Asus 60hz monitors
i7 930 2.8GHz w/stock cooler because my watercooling got filled with mold
Asus DirectCU GTX 460 1GB
120GB GSkill SSD
2TB 6GBPS 7200 Storage Drive
250GB 5400RPM Backup drive
NZXT Tempest EVO Case
16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 Ram
650W Corsair PSU
Logitech MX512 mouse
Logitech G930 headset

I have about $200 to spend on upgrades and I'm assuming the graphics card needs it the most. I was thinking about buying a GTX 760. Is my CPU going to bottleneck the 760 or will I be okay in games?

Thanks for the input
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I'd go for the gpu, since the only games that will lose a couple fps would be Far cry and Hitman Absolution, and even then it won't be significant.
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I'd go for the gpu, since the only games that will lose a couple fps would be Far cry and Hitman Absolution, and even then it won't be significant.

+1,get the 760.
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I'd go for the gpu, since the only games that will lose a couple fps would be Far cry and Hitman Absolution, and even then it won't be significant.

Lose a couple FPS as opposed to what? Upgrading the CPU? Do you think that the CPU will hold its own for another 18-24 months?
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Lose a couple FPS as opposed to what? Upgrading the CPU? Do you think that the CPU will hold its own for another 18-24 months?

It will hold its own fine. The few Fps lost is just cpu scaling, there are very few games that do this, and even in those, you will see a bigger improvement with the new gpu, and they will still play well.
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