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hi guys. my bday is coming up so i will have some money but also with next gen around the corner im thinking about how my rig is. my current gaming rig is my sig rig. I'm on a decent budget as well... you know the drill im only 16 dont have a job in school blah blah blah wink.gif. Of all things, what do you think would be the biggest performance booster, and would it be worth it? I can also sell some stuff probably. Also i do have a spare 560ti i could either sell (though i like the idea of having a backup gpu) or i could plug it in my main rig and use it as a dedicated phys card. So overall what would be best? If i were to upgrade a cpu the most i would get it an i5 3570K so i can oc farther than my non k also note i do have an h60 so i could probably get a decent oc. I just dont think that much of an upgrade would be worth it.

How about gpu wise? the most i would get is a 770 most likely.
 
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No need to upgrade the CPU

 

If I am not blind I can't see a SSD. Get an SSD (60GB) and make windows boot on it. And get a spare for some games if you like (120gb or so) or you can combine both.

 

SSD will not make your games run better but your PC will benefit from it.

 

About gaming, best is to wait for the new AMD GPUs. Either a 290x or a GTX 780 will be an incredible upgrade from your 660ti.

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Yup SSD, graphics card would come second since a 660 Ti is still decent. You just might not be able to Max out new games if anything.
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Yup SSD, graphics card would come second since a 660 Ti is still decent. You just might not be able to Max out new games if anything.

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No need to upgrade the CPU

If I am not blind I can't see a SSD. Get an SSD (60GB) and make windows boot on it. And get a spare for some games if you like (120gb or so) or you can combine both.

SSD will not make your games run better but your PC will benefit from it.

About gaming, best is to wait for the new AMD GPUs. Either a 290x or a GTX 780 will be an incredible upgrade from your 660ti.

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thanks guys! SSD sounds sweet but i dont really see a need atm. im using a velociraptor as a sort of ssd with only my os and drivers and i boot in under 1 min so i see no need to go ssd smile.gif Would dedicated phyxsing my 560ti bring improvement?

*edit* after re reading i dont think i said that right lol i have an 150gig 10,000 rpm raptor that i use for just my os and drivers *
 
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thanks guys! SSD sounds sweet but i dont really see a need atm. im using a velociraptor as a sort of ssd with only my os and drivers and i boot in under 1 min so i see no need to go ssd smile.gif Would dedicated phyxsing my 560ti bring improvement?

 

Dedicated phsyx GPUs are nice but sometimes on rare occasions they backfire.

 

You can still have it in your system though. But in most games the benefit is minimal. 

 

for how much do you think you can sell your 560ti and 660ti?

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Second 660Ti for SLI?

Don't see much room for upgrade past the SSD that some suggested (tho I would go to 240/256 straight, replacing the Velociraptor, yet here is no real need for it <- meaning both the SSD or the 10,000K drive).

Don't know if a 3570K @ 4.5 or so would be a vast improvement over what you already have, the 660Ti for SLI is probably a better bet - you probably will be easily faster than most single cards within your budget (i.e. you've mentioned 770, so 780s and above are probably un-realistic).

Don't use the 560ti as a PhyX, wasted electricity.Sell it to fund half of your 2nd 660Ti (and name it a backup card wink.gif )
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Dedicated phsyx GPUs are nice but sometimes on rare occasions they backfire.

You can still have it in your system though. But in most games the benefit is minimal. 

for how much do you think you can sell your 560ti and 660ti?
i could get between 70-130 for the 560ti and 200-300 for 660ti. but also could probably get a couple hundred for bday
 
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i could get between 70-130 for the 560ti and 200-300 for 660ti. but also could probably get a couple hundred for bday

 

In worse case scenario lets say you got $250 for old GPUs and a $250 for your bday present. You can get a kick ass GPU for that price for improvement.

 

BTW you can also invest on a 1440p IPS panel or a 120hz monitor.

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In worse case scenario lets say you got $250 for old GPUs and a $250 for your bday present. You can get a kick ass GPU for that price for improvement.

BTW you can also invest on a 1440p IPS panel or a 120hz monitor.

yea the monitor is true smile.gif sadly im kinda swimming in mediocre monitors atm... running a dual monitor setup overclocked to 66hz on both. Long story short a new monitor isnt on the list ;p. 500 is very good. Would a 770 be worth it though? or would it be better to wait for 8xx series. If i had that much i would get the evga 770 dual classified ACX cooler.
 
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i7 3770K Quad-Core CPU Asus Sabertooth Z77 ATX Motherboard EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Dual Classified w/ ACX Cooler Corsair Vengeance 16 gig 1866mhz (Black) 
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Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD 250GB SSD WD Caviar Black 2TB 7200RPM 64MB cache Asus DRW writer Corsair SP120 Performance Dual-Pack 120mm Fan 
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XSPC Raystorm Acetal CPU Water Block EK-Multioption RES X2 - 150 Basic EK-CSQ Black Compression Fittings (x10) Primochill Elegant White Tubing (6meters) 
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EK-FC770 GPU Block Corsair SP120 Performance 120mm Fan Corsair AF140 Quiet-Series 140mm Fan Alphacool NexXxos UT60 Copper 360mm Radiator 
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Swiftech MCP655-B Pump Corsair AX860i 860 Watt Modular PSU Corsair 760T Corsair Invidividually Sleeved 24-Pin (White) 
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