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 Post subject: What to upgrade next ?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:35 pm 
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So I have a coreI5 build for gaming, and im having a hard time trying to decide what to upgrade next. My original build has been upgraded alot because I have had friends buy my old parts and its allowed me to upgrade for a descent price. My original Idea behind the Mobo was to buy a second 5870 but just never got around to doing it bc I figured I needed a new PSU. I feel like If upgrade my GPU that my 1156 platform could bottleneck.. do you guys think this is the case? Or is it worth it to get more ram, gpu upgrade, and new PSU?

So far I have:
27inch 1080p
Core I5 750 OCed to 4ghz at 1.4V
Megahalems CPU cooler
HAF 932
CoolerMaster 600 Silent Pro
Asus HD 5870
Mushkin Enhanced Redlines 4gb 1600 6/8/6 29
EVGA P55 Classified 200
Basic 7200RPM 500gig Samsung


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 Post subject: Re: What to upgrade next ?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:05 pm 
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anything ? :9


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 Post subject: Re: What to upgrade next ?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Upgrade the GPU. The "CPU matters" threshold is at the Core i3/lower end Phenom II X4 tier processors. In fact, I had a GTX 460 on a Core 2 Duo E8400 system (from an 8800GT). I thought I'd be bottlenecked. Hard to tell, but I could run Heaven @ 720p @ 30FPS comfortably.


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 Post subject: Re: What to upgrade next ?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Thanks... wondering if I need to upgrade my PSU for something like a gtx680


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 Post subject: Re: What to upgrade next ?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:45 pm 
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Stick to a single GPU. Sell your old RAM and GPU once you have gotten replacements for them. The GTX680 is an overpriced card that does well in certain benchmarks. It is a nice card for a gamer. Get at least 8GB (2x4GB) to 16GB (4x4GB) of DDR3 RAM.

benroliver wrote:
Thanks... wondering if I need to upgrade my PSU for something like a gtx680

I would estimate no. What is the max wattage of each component currently hooked to your PSU? This includes the fans, optical drives and et cetera.


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 Post subject: Re: What to upgrade next ?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:01 am 
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PSU should be fine, but it's cutting it close to my comfort zone.


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