Ok guys, sorry for double posting but I thought I'd give an update to this current situation. I managed to get my budget doubled
So, I guess christmas came a day earlier for me lol. I pulled the trigger and got myself a whole new rig! woot
Corsair Graphite 600T White
Maximus V Formula
Core i5 3570k
EVGA GTX 670
Kingston HyperX Beast 2133MHz CL11 2x4GB
Corsair Hydro H100i
Unfortunately I can't put it together yet as the motherboard and case are back ordered. They should arrive sometime later this week.
But I already did some tests with what I could in this rig, the GPU
I can safely confirm that my CPU is absolutely being a bottleneck. Here are a few rough benchmarks I did in a few minutes, but enough to take big conclusions.
No MSAA Antialiasing:
GTX470- Min: 35FPS, Max: 75FPS
GTX670- Min: 35FPS, Max: 75FPS
With MSAA AA 8x:
GTX470- Min: 20FPS, Max: 28FPS
GTX670- Min: 35FPS, Max: 38FPS
Absolutely no change at all without MSAA AA. The GPU usage stays at about 60~70%, whilst CPU skyrockets to over 90% on all cores.
VSync on: (I don't know why but turning it off it keeps capping at 60FPS)
GTX470- Min: 20FPS, Max: 60FPS
GTX670- Min: 35FPS, Max: 60FPS
GTX670 usage when on min FPS is at about 30%. GTX470 as physx was at about 15%. Still the same problem as before.
TES 5: Skyrim
ENB on, no SSAO. Vsync on:
GTX470- Min: 32FPS, Max: 60FPS (An average of about 40FPS)
GTX670- Min: 60FPS, Max: 60FPS
I got a big improvement on Skyrim, as I suspected.
I'll post a build log when I get the remaining parts.
Let me know your thoughts. Thanks everyone and merry christmas.