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Old 09-30-2012, 07:43 AM   #1
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Default What should i upgrade next?

Note, this is for the long term, maybe a year/two years.


What should i upgrade next on my build?

CPU : Intel i5 2500K .
Mobo : Asus P67 pro
Ram : 2x 4GB Corsair DDR3
Case : Zalman Z-pro mid tower block.
Power supply : 650W Corsair Enthusiast power supply (is this enough? )
GPU : GTX 570 Superclocked.
Monitor : (a nice one, forgot name)
HDD: Samsung 1TB HDD
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:48 AM   #2
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What do you feel you need to upgrade? Games slow?

Graphics card upgrade to GTX 680 perhaps? Another 570 for SLI?

You're asking a very broad question, that only you can answer.
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just overall better gaming performance, maxing some games that i cannot max now.
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just overall better gaming performance, maxing some games that i cannot max now.

Ahh, ok, that's better, so at least we now know what you feel you'd like to upgrade.

If money is an issue, go with another GTX 570 card. If funds are not a problem, replace the 570, with a 680. Everything else looks fine.
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so the cpu wont bottelenck a 680 or two 570's?
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so the cpu wont bottelenck a 680 or two 570's?

Nah, the 2500k is a pretty robust cpu. With a 650watt PSU, I'd feel more comfortable with a single 680 card, rather than a pair of 570s.
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Thanks!so it will be fine if i get a 680?
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Thanks!so it will be fine if i get a 680?
Sure, why not?

Just keep in mind, that you're at your limits with that power supply, so you'll have no extra headroom to add another 680 down the road.

Nor would I add any additional hardware to that machine without changing the PSU.
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