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What should I upgrade to?

#1zxxStasiSxxzPosted 7/3/2012 9:57:31 PM
CPU
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz 31 C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard
MSI P67A-GD65 (MS-7681) (SOCKET 0) 32 C
Graphics
Acer P236H (1920x1080@60Hz)
1024MB GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Gigabyte) 29 C


Since Newegg is having their sale should I go ahead and buy and i7 and a 670 or will it not increase performance all too much?
#2JonWood007Posted 7/3/2012 10:04:39 PM
Why can't you be satisfied with what you have? There is like no point in upgrading any of it, unless you want to blow insane amounts of money on a 680 or 690.
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#3lostsymphonyPosted 7/3/2012 10:05:32 PM
Well how much expendable income do you have? I personally wouldn't see that being worth it but money is tight for me.
#4Javij01Posted 7/3/2012 10:07:23 PM
I dont really see the i7 worth it but the 670 might be depending on you. I just jumped from a 670 to a Asus DC2 670 because im playing at 1440p and definitely thought it was worth it. Just depends on what you want
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#5zxxStasiSxxz(Topic Creator)Posted 7/3/2012 10:09:29 PM
JonWood007 posted...
Why can't you be satisfied with what you have? There is like no point in upgrading any of it, unless you want to blow insane amounts of money on a 680 or 690.


I'm satisfied, but I came into money, and even after putting most of it into savings, I'd still have a grand or so. I figured, I'd rather spend it on my PC, than anything else.
#6Psycho_KenshinPosted 7/3/2012 10:28:30 PM
I just put together a computer today with a GeForce GTX 560 Ti and an Intel Core i5, coincidentally. I plan to use them for at least four years.

Ha, so yeah it is kinda wacky that you'd wanna get rid of such nice components so soon. Why not spend some of that money on games? Ha, or a massage? Or something?
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#7zxxStasiSxxz(Topic Creator)Posted 7/3/2012 10:34:14 PM
Psycho_Kenshin posted...
I just put together a computer today with a GeForce GTX 560 Ti and an Intel Core i5, coincidentally. I plan to use them for at least four years.

Ha, so yeah it is kinda wacky that you'd wanna get rid of such nice components so soon. Why not spend some of that money on games? Ha, or a massage? Or something?


I dunno figured it'd be a bigger upgrade than it actually is, I guess can't go wrong with games!

Didn't want to make a new thread, but since we're here might as well ask. Are there any mice/keyboards anyone would recommend?
#8Psycho_KenshinPosted 7/3/2012 10:35:57 PM
I've always used a very inexpensive optical logitech mouse, and a very inexpensive kensington keyboard, for years, ha no complaints.

Out of curiousity, when did you get this current computer, the i5, the 560 card etc? Personally for me I'd want those several hundred dollar components to last at least a few years.
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#9spanishbobPosted 7/4/2012 1:31:54 AM
Could always chuck in an SSD or two. Maybe change the case and try to go for a certain colour scheme? Maybe sleeve all your internal cables? Watercool your entire setup?
#10DiehardFFv2Posted 7/4/2012 1:48:48 AM
Maybe a 670 if you're unhappy with not being able to max every game. But I would prioritize an SSD, comfy chair, or second monitor over that. Upgrading anything else is just foolish unless you have a ton of expendable income. At the very least wait until Haswell before touching your CPU but even then it's kind of silly.
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