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Should I upgrade my sig rig with a new GPU, SSD, and maybe a 1440p monitor. ($400 GPU GTX 770, $200 SSD, $300-400 montior)

or should I build a new haswell rig from scratch with around a $1000 budget.
which would be a i5 4670k, asus z87-a, gtx 760 + other components.

I'm leaning towards upgrading rather than starting fresh, but then again my current one is about 4-5 years old. Thoughts?
    
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If it still does what you need it to do then there's not point in upgrading unless you just really want to. If you can't play the games you want at the desired resolution and FPS then yeah sure upgrade. I think your best upgrade is an SSD if you don't already have one. Do you game a lot? Any particular reason for another monitor?
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Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB  Crucial BX100 250 GB SanDisk SSDPlus 240 GB NZXT Kraken X61  
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