My PC is a few years old and I'd like to upgrade it for the new generation. I'm looking for cost effective options rather than the most power possible, so that's why I'd like input - I hopefully won't have to essentially start fresh. I'm currently using:
i7 950 @ 3.4 gHz, 12 gb ram, Asus P6X58D, GTX 285, and a 650w power supply. I figured my best choice and first upgrade will be a 760 2gb, but I wanted to know from you guys what else you think also needs a face lift to keep it relevant in the next few years. If I can keep my total spending under $500 that would be awesome.
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If I were you, I'd just upgrade the gpu for now. Your cpu should hold you till 2 more gens or at least till the new generation of games come out due to the whole gaming industry moving forward with the release of ps4 and xbone.
And get an SSD. It should be a essential component now. The difference is so great moving from HDD to SSD. It's noticeable like upgrading your gpu.
SSD: Samsung EVO 840 or Pro 840 GPU: Get a R9 280x. Read that AMD is coming up with a revolutionary API that could make your 280x run better for games.
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