Arclight wrote:I'd actually recommend you upg the CPU, mobo and RAM and buy a video card next year, or as soon as financially possible (everyone has problems, it's not a race, when you get the money then do it).
With 400 bucks you could get a ~200 worth CPU in the likes of a Core i5 2500K (if you fancy overclock) if not a Core i5 3550, a ~150 motherboard (Z68 if u go for SB or Z77 if u get Ivy) and 8 Gb of DDR3 (costs ~40 bucks) and drink the 10 bucks u got left.
killadark wrote:hmm ok then if that is going to be a better upgrade then i can do that could u guys recommend me parts within 400 ill be ordering from amazon
DPete27 wrote:Do you live near a microcenter? If so, I recently purchased an i5-3570K and an AsRock Pro4-m for $260 after tax. Microcenter is probably the best deal you're going to find anywhere. If you don't need the overclocking, they have the perfectly potent i5-3450 for $150 which also gets you $50 off any z77 motherboard purchased with the processor. I am pleased with the Pro4-m and the low cost is great. With that $50 combo discount, you can get the Pro4-m for $60 before tax. Throw in 8GB of DDR3-1600 ram and your total cost with the i5-3450 is only $260. Then you're already a third of the way back to your $400 GTX670!!
DeadOfKnight wrote:Is there any real reason to go with a GTX 670 vs a GTX 580 that can be had for the same price? Isn't the performance very similar and actually a lot less for compute? I mean, I haven't really used it for that purpose but that's because not a lot of programs seem to be written to take advantage of it yet.
Yes I know Kepler is far more efficient, but it doesn't come without sacrifices.