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My friend is just saying to upgrade to an i5/i7 and get a new motherboard, is it more worth to get another gpu and ssd?
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For a better gaming experience, you should go with the SSD and GPU. Yes, you processor will maybe bottleneck you GPU but hey, you will always have a bottlenock. I think you will see a bigger improvement if you do these upgrade than if you switch to intel.

 

IMO,

Lee17

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For a better gaming experience, you should go with the SSD and GPU. Yes, you processor will maybe bottleneck you GPU but hey, you will always have a bottlenock. I think you will see a bigger improvement if you do these upgrade than if you switch to intel.

IMO,
Lee17

+1.
It's better to get SSD and a good GPU first since these can be used on any platform (either Intel or AMD). If you think the performance boost you get from those two isn't enough, you can do a major upgrade (CPU and mobo).

Anyway a you can get a 128GB SSD for around £80 and GTX770 for less than £300. If you think your mobo bottlenecks these, you can get a decent Z87 mobo for around £100 and maybe i5 4440 for £135. That should fall in your budget, but you will need a little bit more for a new PSU.
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I would buy used. a lot cheaper
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Gonna have to disagree with the ssd. Keep your current cpu and just look into getting a better board that can support usb3.0, sata3, crossfire and pci-e 3.0. Change the psu but then look at getting a unit that can support crossfire and in the long run get another 7870. Get the better board first. At the end of the day it's completely up to you. That's just what I would do.
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