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Upgrade or Wait?

Oct 28, 2009
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Processor Intel i7 2600
Motherboard EVGA P67 FTW
Cooling Corsair H100
Memory Vengeance 16 GB 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 570 SC SLI
Storage Corsair Series GT 60 GB / WD Caviar Black 1TB
Display(s) Samsung 24" LCD/TV
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D
Power Supply Corsair AX 850
For the past 8 months i have been OCONUS (deployment) and im now on my way home. I've been catching up on alot of reviews and seeing what is best. What i can not decide on is whether or not to upgrade to a 600 series card or wait until the 700 series cards are released. I currently have a EVGA GTX 570 SC running SLI, i7 2600, evga p67 FTW and corsair vengeance 16 GB. My other option for the time being was to wait it out and just buy a 3rd party cooler, slap it on the 570's and OC them even more (hopefully the 570's can handle crysis 3 and all the new games that have been released since being away). Any suggestions are appropriated. Thanks!


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Your current rig at 1080p resolution is just fine/excellent. I wouldn't bother upgrading anything until the end of the year at least. You shouldn't really need to overclock your cards too much with having SLi.
May 21, 2008
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I would wait. Your current rig is fine.
Oct 29, 2010
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Word is out that the 700 series will be launched in the following months. Wait for that. On the other hand 2 GTX570 are still kicking so no reason to hurry.
Feb 21, 2008
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Your computer is still up to the task of playing today's games on max settings. If you do get to feeling the upgrade bug, look at the GTX 780/Titan LE video card being released shortly.
Jan 18, 2012
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System Name Silenty
Processor AMD FX-8350@stock (turbo off) undervolted
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory ADATA GS 2 x 4GB DDR3
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP
Storage WD Black 1TB + some others
Display(s) iiyama ProLite E2473HDS LED
Case Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Seasonic X-750 KM3
Software 8.1 Pro
upgrading this kind of rig is not worth it right now IMHO, it'll easily run basically everything you throw at it
May 9, 2012
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Motherboard Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7/XFX 650i Ultra/nvidia/Hardkernel Odroid C2/MSM8998
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Memory 4x4gb HyperX Predator 2800 CL14/2gb DDR2 800/2gb/2gb LPDDR3/4gb LPPDDR4X
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 ARMOR 8gb OC/Asus 8800 Ultra/GK20A/Mali 450MP5/Adreno 540 710mhz
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Audio Device(s) Creative Recon3Di+Logitec Z333/SB Audigy 2 Platinum/Odroid HiFi Shield+/Nokia OZO spatial 360°
Power Supply Seasonic M12II Evo 750 /Enermax Coolergiant 480/5v 2A/9-12V 2A
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum/Minix Neo A2 Lite/touch
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Software Win10 64/none/Android 5.1.1 Zombiepop/Lakka 2.1 or Volumio 2.344/Android 8.1.0
Benchmark Scores bench...mark? i do leave mark on bench sometime, to remember which one is the most comfortable. :o
just wait the Kepler reboot (aka 7xx renaming of 6xx) naahhh im joking just as the other said your rig is just fine for everything actual and eventualy future

(my rigs handle games pretty well in 1200p so im not upgrading, if i had a SLI of 570 instead of my 7950 i wouldnt upgrade either)

also a SLI of 570 should handle Crysis 3 ... my second rig with HD6950 2gb 8gig ram PHII X4 810 just handle it fine (not all active like my main rig but fine anyway) so if my rigs can do it, your is more than fine ...
Mar 10, 2013
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Processor i5 3570K @ 4.0 GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
Memory 12 GB DDR3
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 780 @ 993 MHz
Software Win7 64 bits
I SLI with 560TI... And I am also wating for 700 series... My SLI setup is on pair with a 670. I believe your both 570 get a little above a 680. So not really worth it upgrading right now.