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Old 29-11-15, 04:07 PM
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Which to upgrade in my rig ?

Hello folks. I am looking to upgrade something in my rig but not sure what. I mainly just game on my pc along with using photo shop, Sony Vegas and Cinema 4D. Wouldn't be buying till the new year anyway so got time to think lol what would you guys change ?

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Intel i5-3570k @ 4GHz
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BenQ XL2420TX 24" 1920x1080

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Old 29-11-15, 04:11 PM
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I would either get a second SSD and raid them, and then would be a video card upgrade.
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Old 29-11-15, 04:23 PM
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I'd drop in a second 780 and upgrade to a 144hz monitor, or go for a 1440p 27" or ultrawide.

I'm sure you can get more from your CPU too, you don't say what cooler you're using but if you can fit a H100i GTX or H110i GTX into it then I would do that and push the processor until it squeals.

EDIT: 4.4ghz stable at 1.05 volts here... http://www.anandtech.com/show/5763/u...-on-ivy-bridge
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I would either get a second SSD and raid them, and then would be a video card upgrade.
Yeah I was thinking about of getting a new gpu, not sure whether to get a normal 980 or a 980ti.
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I'd drop in a second 780 and upgrade to a 144hz monitor, or go for a 1440p 27" or ultrawide.

I'm sure you can get more from your CPU too, you don't say what cooler you're using but if you can fit a H100i GTX or H110i GTX into it then I would do that and push the processor until it squeals.

EDIT: 4.4ghz stable at 1.05 volts here... http://www.anandtech.com/show/5763/u...-on-ivy-bridge
I have XSPC 360 kit for my cpu.
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Yeah I was thinking about of getting a new GPU, not sure whether to get a normal 980 or a 980ti.
If your looking at upgrading in the new year I personally wouldn't get either. With Pascal around the corner you will be kicking yourself if you purchased a 980 or Ti and within a couple of months a new top end is released. You will either have blown extra beer tokens on something that will be discounted soon after or regret spending top money on a card that doesn't perform in comparison.

Another point to consider is that if you are looking at a new GPU I would highly recommend taking that step up to 1440 with a good quality monitor. The fact that the 970 will play almost everything at max in 1080 nullifies the point in an upgrade for 1080.
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If your looking at upgrading in the new year I personally wouldn't get either. With Pascal around the corner you will be kicking yourself if you purchased a 980 or Ti and within a couple of months a new top end is released. You will either have blown extra beer tokens on something that will be discounted soon after or regret spending top money on a card that doesn't perform in comparison.

Another point to consider is that if you are looking at a new GPU I would highly recommend taking that step up to 1440 with a good quality monitor. The fact that the 970 will play almost everything at max in 1080 nullifies the point in an upgrade for 1080.
Yeah I have been looking at getting a new monitor was either gonna be Ultra Widescreen or 4K monitor but I haven't decided yet lol
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If you want to game at 4K, you will need a pair of 980Tis or a pair of Fury Xs. There are currently no single card solutions that give acceptable framerates at 4k with all the eye candy turned up.
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If you want to game at 4K, you will need a pair of 980Tis or a pair of Fury Xs. There are currently no single card solutions that give acceptable framerates at 4k with all the eye candy turned up.
Damn, 2 980ti's ? Ultra Wide it is then lol
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If you are already waiting before you buy then just wait a little bit longer for Nvidia and AMD's line up next year as they will probably be able to drive 4K and maybe in a single card solution, just be patient as they aren't that far off and that way too if you don't want what they are offering you might pick up the Ti or Fury cheaper
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