I'm running: Dual Core Sandy Bridge Pentium at 2.9 GHz (G850) GTX 650 Ti w/1GB of memory
Which should I upgrade next? And if I should upgrade the CPU, should I jump to Haswell or stick with Ivy Bridge? I would have to buy a new mobo and OS obviously if I went Haswell, but my current mobo doesn't have a PCI Express 3.0 so later GPUs wouldn't be bottlenecked by 2.0 slot if I upgraded.
Also, when should I make the jump from 4 gigs of memory to 8 gigs?
Thanks for any advice!
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If you do a CPU upgrade now you can keep staggering your upgrade cycle a little longer between GPU and CPU.
You'll likely see more of an improvement from a GPU upgrade right now but if you upgrade your GPU now, when it comes time for an upgrade later it'll likely be time for both a GPU and CPU upgrade and the double hit to the wallet can be harder to take.
An Ivy Bridge i5 or i7 are still very good and Haswell chips are only a little better then their respective counter parts. If you get a CPU I'd just put an Ivy Bridge i5 or i7 into your current motherboard as it doesn't look like GPUs are going to out grow PCI-E 2.0 for a while still.
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