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So basically im making a new gaming build, and i have extra cash to upgrade a component. The componenet i have in mind is the GPU.
My list of components is

Chaser MK1
Asrock Extreme 4 z77
Intel i5-3570k
Ripjaws Z 4x2gb 1600 mhz
Kingstone Hyperx 90 gb SSD
Rosewill Fortress series 750w
7200 RPM 1tb HDD
Video Card gtx 670 Upgrade consider is the 680 (4gb model is something i want based on reviews because for now its good but im 15 it was hard to get this money so i want it too last

My problem is that i have headroom to upgrade but theres issues
A. In the future i do plan on using SLI im finding hard to find the 4gb ASUS TOP cards already so should i get 2gb model and/or different company.
B. If i plan to watercool in the future should I just go with reference model?
C. Should i just go with a gtx 670 and upgrade something else or buy a new peripheral (right now im using very basic peripherals so maybe id be bottlenecking everything with a bad monitor. This is my first build ever so im a little bit uneducated even though ive done a lot of research.

Thanks for all the help in advance
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Have you already purchased the 670? It looks like you wont bottleneck yourself with any of those components no matter what you do. I'm unfamiliar with PSU usage in reference to SLI setups so hopefully someone can fill u in there. IF you have already bought the 670 then you're better of going SLI with another 670. I'm new to this stuff so this is just an educated guess
 

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I figured id end up doing that, should i get a reference model because i plan on watercooling and any ideas of what to do with the extra cash?
 

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7970. comes with crysis 3 and bioshock infinite for free.
 

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true but id probably never play them, and if the stuff the card comes with is a factor the 67 will come with $150 in game for two games i play now and one that i will be trying out when i can. but i want to purchase based on performance. BTW i will be playing games and recording them. id be playing games such as [email protected] dayz mod borderlands 2, black ops 2, battle field 3 and 4 when its released
 

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no none of these components have been bought but they will be very soon
Ohhh lol OK if you haven't bought anything yet, why don't you try to upgrade a few of your components until you get closer to the amount you have to spend. If you waste all of your money on a solid build you wont have to worry about upgrading any time soon
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. How much money do you have spare after your build and which country do you live in? (for money conversion
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Titan or ****.

EDIT: apparently g t f o is too explicit......

But in reality I would say 7950/7970 is the best bang for your buck. AMDs price for performance has been kicking Nvidias butt as of late.
 

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Ohhh lol OK if you haven't bought anything yet, why don't you try to upgrade a few of your components until you get closer to the amount you have to spend. If you waste all of your money on a solid build you wont have to worry about upgrading any time soon
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I have about 150-170 my dad will give me up to 100 if i need it (im 15) but i dont want too if i dont have too, so i dont have enough to purchase another 670 right now but say around holiday season i will, so should i just a nice monitor now. particularly the one MLG used its and its a 23 inch asus with a 2ms gtg and im the U.S.
 

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I'm running GTX 670 FTW 2gbs in SLI. They're using the 680 PCB so any GTX 680 waterblock will fit on these particular models. I'm also running a 1080p monitor, and maxing everything with zero issues is fantastic!
 

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But in reality I would say 7950/7970 is the best bang for your buck. AMDs price for performance has been kicking Nvidias butt as of late.
LOL so true. I've been hearing people rave on about AMD outperforming Intel in Crysis 3 CPU-wise. The 7970 are very cheap
 

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LOL so true. I've been hearing people rave on about AMD outperforming Intel in Crysis 3 CPU-wise. The 7970 are very cheap
well my CPU is definetly going to be the i5 me and my computer orianted family have had a terrible time with amd CPUS
as for GPU im leaninig heavily towards nvidia but i may switch to amd,
right now it is 12 in the morning where i am and i have class in a few hours so i will finish this thread later thanks for all the help guys i really appreciate it
 

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I have about 150-170 my dad will give me up to 100 if i need it (im 15) but i dont want too if i dont have too, so i dont have enough to purchase another 670 right now but say around holiday season i will, so should i just a nice monitor now. particularly the one MLG used its and its a 23 inch asus with a 2ms gtg and im the U.S.
Hmmm $170 is not much to work with. If the prices in the US are anything like here in AUS, you wont achieve much more than the 670. I would suggest either:

1. saving your cash and waiting for your second 670
2. Upgrading your RAM and CPU ($35 more for 16GB RAM and about $90 more for the i7 CPU mid range) so that when the time comes for the SLI setup at least your PC is a bit more formidable (even though its going to take you longer to save for the 670)
3. giving up on the SLI and going for the 680 since its only about 130 bucks more expensive, then you can SLI them bad boys.

As for the monitor that's completely your call, if YOU'RE not happy with your current one then upgrade. Its hard when you have money restrictions lol I remember those days
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I have about 150-170 my dad will give me up to 100 if i need it (im 15) but i dont want too if i dont have too, so i dont have enough to purchase another 670 right now but say around holiday season i will, so should i just a nice monitor now. particularly the one MLG used its and its a 23 inch asus with a 2ms gtg and im the U.S.
Check out the Powercolor 7870 Myst. It's a crippled Tahiti core rebadged as a 7870. It's only $240 on newegg, and it'll easily OC to 7950 range and possibly higher. Can't beat it for the price
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Check out the Powercolor 7870 Myst. It's a crippled Tahiti core rebadged as a 7870. It's only $240 on newegg, and it'll easily OC to 7950 range and possibly higher. Can't beat it for the price thumb.gif
Bargain!! Could afford both and have the SLI setup he wants
 

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Hmmm $170 is not much to work with. If the prices in the US are anything like here in AUS, you wont achieve much more than the 670. I would suggest either:

1. saving your cash and waiting for your second 670
2. Upgrading your RAM and CPU ($35 more for 16GB RAM and about $90 more for the i7 CPU mid range) so that when the time comes for the SLI setup at least your PC is a bit more formidable (even though its going to take you longer to save for the 670)
3. giving up on the SLI and going for the 680 since its only about 130 bucks more expensive, then you can SLI them bad boys.

As for the monitor that's completely your call, if YOU'RE not happy with your current one then upgrade. Its hard when you have money restrictions lol I remember those days
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i Think im going to upgrade the cpu and the monitor because its a tiny 19 inch vga. Thanks for all the help guys
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i Think im going to upgrade the cpu and the monitor because its a tiny 19 inch vga. Thanks for all the help guys smile.gif
LOL I didn't know you had a 19".. my bad I must have missed that post.
DEFINITELY get a new monitor. 19" is ancient
 
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