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Can't decide, GPU or CPU upgrade?

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Right now I have a i5 3570 non K edition and a 660TI. I enjoy maxing out games and running them at 60 fps............Here is my dilemma. In one way I want to upgrade my cpu to a i7 3770k so later in the future i won't have to upgrade my motherboard to the next gen cpu socket or scramble around to find an older cpu for my socket. On the other hand I will only have enough to upgrade to a gtx 770, but that leaves me with my non overclock-able cpu. Does make more sense to upgrade my cpu and then just wait for a gpu down the road, say a gtx 870 that will more of a jump from a 660TI?
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The GPU upgrade would have more of an impact on your gaming, but I'd still get the chip you want now for down the road since you'd want to OC / stretch out the build etc.
The 660Ti isn't exactly a slouch, and is still enough to get the chicken cooked on a lot of games at higher settings @ 1080p (TBH it's not that massive of an upgrade to a 770 from it either).

What motherboard do you have though (decent for OCing)?
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250GB 850-EVO | 1TB EZEX | 2TB F4 It BURNS! H100i | NB Pros Windows 10 Pro x64 
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ASUS VE258Q Filco Majestouch I Seasonic X-560w Fractal Arc Mini R2 
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I have a Gigabyte Z77-D3H and thanks for the feedback smile.gif
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