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I mainly play MMOs which don't require the latest and greatest hardware to run high quality settings at a good FPS. I usually upgrade to quality parts a few years old and then use that rig for 3-5 years depending on how my hardware is treating me.

So, I went from an i7 860 system - WD Blacks in RAID 0, GTX 570, 8GB DDR3 to my current system you can see below. I used the same case, psu, speakers, keyboard/mouse and monitor. I'll be looking to upgrade my monitor as I'm starting to have some issues with my current one, just holding out for some 4th of July specials.

My question now is, after seeing what I was on and what I upgraded to, did I miss anything glaring? Should I be going SLI? Should I look at upgrading to an i7 for this board? As mentioned above, want a good few years of MMO gaming on this machine so as long as I'm in upgrade mode I want to get it done now.

I haven't even tried OC'ing yet as I'll be moving in a week and don't have a lot of time on my hands right now. But thinking this chip should easily do 4.0-4.2GHz without pushing the temps too high.
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If you want to upgrade the video card you should know that a GTX 1070 is almost twice as fast as a GTX 970 and is faster then a GTX 970 SLI setup.
Not all games work with SLI so it makes more sense to have one more powerfull card vs two weaker ones.

But looking at your system i would say the thing you need the most is a new monitor.
What you have is an old TN panel monitor with a really strange resolution.
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I never upgrade to the latest gen because I simply can't afford it, I buy previous gen hardware from forums like these to save money (for example got the 970 for $200 shipped). If the GTX 570 to GTX 970 upgrade isn't much of an improvement then I'll just go back to the 570 and sell the 970.

Monitor is a place where I want to splurge some, debating on going with a really nice single monitor (maybe the curved ones?) or doing a double setup.
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post #4 of 6
What you have is a small old TN panel monitor so almost anything you can get today is going to be better.
Dont know how much you can spend on a new monitor but there are tons of options to pick from.
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post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aqualoon View Post

If the GTX 570 to GTX 970 upgrade isn't much of an improvement then I'll just go back to the 570 and sell the 970.




If Futuremark GPU scores are any indicator going from a GTX 570 to a GTX 970 should net you more than 3 times the performance, so yes, I'd say it's a good upgrade. It's a fantastic card for 1080p, and will run basically all modern games on max details with no issues whatsoever.

As far as everything else.... it all looks great. No complaints and it sounds like it'll be a more than capable gaming system for a few years. biggrin.gif
post #6 of 6
All looks great. MMO games most focus on CPU than GPU, as they use single thread. A good OC will give good gains.
Also in MMO gaming with SSD many see huge gains others small. So having those on your SSD is beneficial.
With myself a big MMO player on average playing 8 right now.

GTX 970 from GTX570 will be a big upgrade.
    
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Crucial MX100 512GB Corsair Force 115GB WD Green 1TB WD Green 2TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cryorig C1 + XT140 Win7 64 Home SP1 ASUS VE278Q CM Storm Trigger Brown Switch 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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AudioAudioAudioAudio
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