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I can either upgrade my Gpu from a GTX 460 se v2 to a Gtx660 ti. Or my ancient Phenom II 860X4 to an Fx 8320. what would benefit me more?
 

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I can either upgrade my Gpu from a GTX 460 se v2 to a Gtx660 ti. Or my ancient Phenom II 860X4 to an Fx 8320. what would benefit me more?
Obvious questions like "what games do you play" and "is your rig overclocked" and "what PSU do you have" and "what resolution is your monitor" need to be answered.

That said, for gaming, you're more likely to gain more from the gtx660ti in most games.
 

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I play mostly fps of any kind. I get random lag and sometimes just playing crash in games like bf3. my psu is 700w, frankly the newer graphics card looks shiny to me, what I'm most concerned with is if it would be for nothing with such a crap cpu. Also my "moniter" is a 37" t.v i grabbed of the gf when she uprgraded. 1366x768 (recomended)

My system is not overclocked at all due to the fact my cpu absolutley hates any tweeks at all and tends to blue screen. I've had it as high as 2.9Ghz and was unstable.
 

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Why the 660 Ti? The 760 is generally the same price and is faster.

Though tbh I don't think I'd recommend either for your resolution.
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1600x900 is the lowest res TPU tests these days and as you can see even there most of the mid to high end cards bunch up around the same performance level. At lower resolutions the cpu tends to be the limiting factor more often than not.

I'd personally go with an FX-6300 and something like a 650 Ti Boost instead. It should still cost roughly as much as you were planning to spend on either single upgrade.
 

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My decision was just made for me. I found a FX-8320 on sale for $140.00 usd. That saves me enough money to pull the trigger on a new gpu in the next week or so. Thanks for all replies.
 
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