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Time to upgrade?
05-20-2014, 11:58 AM,
Time to upgrade?
Longtime lurker, but have a question now that my computer is a few years old concerning upgrade:

Currently I have:
Processor: i5 2500k OC @4.5 ghz
Videocard: EVGA GTX580 (Fermi 1.5gb)
Memory: 4gb G skillz
HDD/SSD: 1TB wd/ 250gb Samsung(OS and some games)

I think my processor is fine especially over clocked but it may be time to add more memory and upgrade video card?

05-20-2014, 02:51 PM,
RE: Time to upgrade?
id definately add another 4gig memory kit.

upgrading the 580 is up to you, you are probably still seeing playable framerates on medium to high detail settings on most new games. but if you got the cash then there is no harm, matb's got a new, best gpu's for your money, on the home page, pick your poison. here is a link:
05-23-2014, 09:45 AM,
RE: Time to upgrade?
Are you running a 64 bit Operating System? With a 32 bit OS extra memory won't be recognized.
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.7Ghz Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 GPU: MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G HSF: Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Mem: 2 x 8GB G.Skill TridentX DDR3 2400 SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB + a few spinners
PSU: Seasonic SS-760XP Platinum Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Monitors: 2 x Dell 2007FP 1600x1200
05-27-2014, 03:23 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-27-2014, 03:25 PM by Rapajez.)
RE: Time to upgrade?
4GB is a no brainier. For the GPU, what monitor are you running with? You're probably fine for a while if it's 1080p or less.

If you do upgrade, you probably don't want to spend $250 on a card that will only get you a 10% performance boost. I'd compare it with modern cards here: . I'd say the GTX 770 or a well-cooled R9 290 would be the lowest to consider. Anything less, and you're probably in the not-worth-it range.

I'd personally just wait for the new series of cards launching at the end of the year. On the NVIDIA side, they're supposed to be able to offer the same performance as the 700 series, with 1/2 the power. That would imply that they could make cards with the same power but double the performance. I'm sure the Red Team will have a good counter by then as well.
GPU: NVIDIA Titan X, CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz OC'd @ 4.5GHz, Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4, Mem: 2x Corsair Dominator 2133MHz 8GB, SSD: Samsung 850 EVO, Case: Corsair Carbide 500R, PSU: Corsair TX850M, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14, Case Fans: 4x Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm PWM, Monitors: 3x ViewSonic VX2270SMH-LED in NVIDIA Surround

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