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New cpu and motherboard or gpu?

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by TheCheeseGoat, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. TheCheeseGoat

    TheCheeseGoat Member

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    Hi all,

    I am planning on playing borderlands 2 when it comes out. The recommended
    specs state I need a quad core processor and a gtx560.

    I currently have:

    Amd athlon x3 455 3.3ghz
    asus gtx560 direct cu II (factory overclocked to 850mhz)
    asus M5A78L/USB3 AMD Socket AM3+ (non-sli)
    Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX Blu Memory Kit CL9 1.65V
    OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular PSU Single 12V Rail 135mm Fan SLI Certified
    (I also have a spare gt430 which i could use physx)


    I would like to upgrade the cpu, motherboard and the graphics but I can't do them all at the same time.

    The question is:

    A. Should I Update the cpu and motherboard to a i5 3570k 3.4ghz and msi z77a-gd-55 (sli motherboard), plug in the spare gt430 for physx and then upgrade the graphics and psu at a later date to a gtx670 and 1000w psu?

    B. Go with the gtx670 and 1000w psu first and then upgrade the cpu and motherboard later on?

    C. You tell me!

    The reason for the 1000w psu is an upgrade path to dual gtx670's.

    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    David
     
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  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    cpu & psu(optional).
     
  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    There are some benefits to having an i5 for Borderlands 2, as the game runs much better with a quad core than a dual core. I'd recommend one if you can afford it, seeing as you already have a graphics card capable of playing the game reasonably well. Your priority is getting the CPU upgraded.

    You do not need a 1000W PSU for pretty much anything. Even with a GTX670 a 500W PSU is fine.
     
  4. mikhelee

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    I was doing some research for your question and came across this really cool link on the nvidia Geforce website that helps you choose check this link out.
     
  5. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    mikhelee, what link?
     

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