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To upgrade or not to upgrade

Poll Results: Upgrade or don't bother for now

 
  • 0% (0)
    Yes, upgrade that ancient relic
  • 100% (2)
    No, you probably just play CS:GO all the time anyway
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So I'm currently running an nVidia GTX 580 with an Intel 2600K CPU. I sort of want to upgrade to a GTX 780 or a Titan but the dilemma I'm facing is whether or not it would be worth it. I'm thinking that the performance boost from a new graphics card would get bottle necked by my CPU and my motherboard (it only has PCI-e 2.0 slots). If I had to upgrade the CPU and mobo then I might as well build a whole new rig but I've only had this one for two years and still performs great (I wouldn't be able to run Battlefield 4 at max settings and that makes me sad).

What does everyone think? Just looking for some opinions. Thanks!
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If you're having any problems with not pulling enough frames out of the card, go for it. If not, just stay with what you have for now.
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So I'm currently running an nVidia GTX 580 with an Intel 2600K CPU. I sort of want to upgrade to a GTX 780 or a Titan but the dilemma I'm facing is whether or not it would be worth it. I'm thinking that the performance boost from a new graphics card would get bottle necked by my CPU and my motherboard (it only has PCI-e 2.0 slots). If I had to upgrade the CPU and mobo then I might as well build a whole new rig but I've only had this one for two years and still performs great (I wouldn't be able to run Battlefield 4 at max settings and that makes me sad).

What does everyone think? Just looking for some opinions. Thanks!

Wait till the new series by Nvidia? Jan-Feb I think.
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