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So I've been wondering what to upgrade... Looking at my sig rig, what would I take most advantage of? A new i5 2500k + mobo or a gtx560/70? If your opinion is to upgrade the cpu+mobo I have to wait around a month to buy it, but the gpu upgrade can be done right now.

I think that, because my e7400 is currently at 4ghz, the best choice is to buy the gpu as the gts250 kinda sucks...
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post #2 of 15
I would actually say the CPU+Mobo, as the platform you're using at the moment is pretty damned old, but thats not to say that you wouldn't benifit from a GPU upgrade later down the line
Edited by themagicalflyingpotato - 3/5/11 at 3:46am
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SSD.
or GPU.
    
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post #4 of 15
GPU without doubt.

GTX 560 would be good,gigabyte do a nice one atm and this one comes with default clocks of 1ghz .

Thinking of getting one myself as my GTX480 is DOA
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Originally Posted by jdcrispe95 View Post
SSD.
SSD? would it make that much of a difference vsa gpu upgrade?
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SSD? would it make that much of a difference vsa gpu upgrade?
load times will be a ton faster than a HDD and write speeds will be insane to.
    
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post #7 of 15
I would go with the GTX 560 TI. Nice performance upgrade. IMO
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post #8 of 15
You have to upgrade your GPU before CPU/MoBo!
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post #9 of 15
What resolution is your monitor? More games are starting to take advantage of 4 cores, like BFBC2, Black Ops, Just Cause 2, Crysis 2, etc. Go for the CPU and mobo upgrade.
    
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post #10 of 15
yea, i was gonna upgrade to a 460, but i decided on a phenom 965 and boy, that along with my GTS250, i hardly ever lag!


so i say cpu\\mobo out of experience =D
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