Re: Seeking Upgrade Advice
All right. So, honestly? My vote is to go with 2x GTX 560 Ti. Your CPU, yeah, it isn't top end, but it's no slouch either. And if you're willing to overclock it a bit, maybe pick up a new cooler (Noctua NH-D14 is pretty incredible), you can pump yet more life out of that system. The 2x 560Ti will get you more performance than a GTX 580 (for GTX 580 price), but it's not so overkill as to be held back by your "old" Q9550.
In any case, you will be seeing MASSIVE improvements from your current setup. I guarantee it.
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