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Advice for pc upgrade

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Hey all,

Since giving up online gaming i've fallen behind in my knowledge of pc parts, as in what's good etc. With Fallout 4 and Battlefront coming out soon, and it being my birthday, I want to spec out my computer to make it run smoothly, so if you could throw me some advice i'd appreciate it.

My main uses are photography and gaming.

My current rig.

Two monitors, 2560x1440 is my main and 1920x1200 is the secondary.

i7 2600k stock
Gigabyte P67A UD7 B3
16GB corsair ram 1600
R9 280X
SSD


I'm going to upgrade my PSU, since it's super old and the fan died. And I'd like some more ram, so thinking a 32Gig kit

Im thinking my cpu is probably ok. Some googling told me that CPU's haven't really changed much since the 2600K, so if I get a better heatsink for it, do you think that'll suffice for now.

This leads me to the GPU.
What would people recommend as a decent card upgrade to play at 2560x1440 Ultra.
Games will include
Fallout 4
Star Wars Battlefront
Tom Clancy's The Division
etc

Under 800 is a guide to work with

Thanks for your input
post #2 of 3
Of the games you've listed, Fallout, since using Gameworks should favor Nvidia hardware so I'd pick a 980ti. Battlefront being an EA title should have some optimizations for AMD hardware baked in, so if thats your priority, I'd pick a FuryX / Fury. Either of those should give ~2x the performance of your current card at 1440p resolution. Also, a good 500-550W PSU should be enough with either of those cards with your current build.
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you could try to get a pair of used 290s

but really dont buy new unless you need a warrnaty for some reaosn, next year gpus would be faster an efficient than today cards
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