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 Post subject: so whats next?
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:35 pm 

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So a nice upcoming bonus at work, gets me in the mood to play "enthusiast" and think about upgrading my pc.
My Gaming Rig isnt even 2yrs old yet, with a asus sabertooth p67 board, i5 2500k running cool at 4.2 ghz, and a gtx 570 for the graphics.
It runs all the games i play fine at high settings Skyrim, D3, and Witcher 2, but what should i upgrade next?
Should i drop the p67 board, and get a flashy x79 board and go with Ivy Bridge?
or stick with Sandy Bridge and maybe a i7 2700k?
or perhaps drop another 570 for sli, or go with a 670
my power is more than capable with a cosair 1000w psu
I just wanna stay top notch, what would benefit me the most first?

Thanks all

 Post subject: Re: so whats next?
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 5:42 pm 

Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:37 pm
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The first upgrade in any gaming PC is usually the video card, because that's almost guaranteed to be the bottleneck first. In the direction games are going, a high-midrange to high-end processor in a gaming PC is viable for at least four years before an upgrade is absolutely needed. In fact, no game effectively uses more than two cores.

So I would drop another GTX 570. It's cheaper than the 670 (I think...) and you get more out of it.

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