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Upgrading for the 1st time (help needed)

#1gaming_yakuzaPosted 9/30/2013 4:29:40 AM
So my GTX 580 has died on me and I was thinking of upgrading anyway so I was wondering what is considered the current best value vs performance on graphics cards?

I don't know whether i should upgrade other areas too, do any of my specs look like they need upgrading to cope with the latest games:

1536MB EVGA GTX 580 SC, 797MHz GPU 512 Cores, 4050MHz GDDR5
Intel Core i7 2600K, 3.4Ghz, Quad Core, 8Mb Cache, Hyperthreading
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance - DDR3 1600Mhz
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P - Intel Z68
650W Corsair HX Series, Modular

Any suggestions as to what I should upgrade to?
#2Eli_SamaPosted 9/30/2013 5:34:34 AM
HD 7970 ghz edition
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#3SlaynPosted 9/30/2013 5:38:05 AM
Eli_Sama posted...
HD 7970 ghz edition


Pretty much, yes.
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