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    What should I invest in now?

    Basically I created my computer a while back and am still in the process of tweaking it what should I do?

    I got $80 atm but I could get more, should I get a SSD or SLI my 560ti?

    Already ordered my Corsair H55 should be coming in tomorrow.



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    It all depends on what you use it for.
    For gaming I'd definitely say go for the SLI.
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    The SLI would be the way to go in my opinion.

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    Im going against the flow here.

    Because the 560Ti only has 1Gb of vram you will be severely limited on your performance in higher end games. I would go for a good ssd instead. A ssd makes your machine feel so much less sluggish while generally doing stuff on your computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbadon The Despoiler View Post
    Im going against the flow here.

    Because the 560Ti only has 1Gb of vram you will be severely limited on your performance in higher end games. I would go for a good ssd instead. A ssd makes your machine feel so much less sluggish while generally doing stuff on your computer.
    Thanks for your opinion, care to explain about how vram will affect my performance? Thanks
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    The SLI would be the way to go in my opinion.
    Thanks for your opinion
    Quote Originally Posted by Aborted View Post
    It all depends on what you use it for.
    For gaming I'd definitely say go for the SLI.
    Yea, I use it for gaming, Thanks for your opinion
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    You may want to save up for a better CPU cooler. Idk how hot your CPU runs right now but it always helps to have less stress on it (keep it alive longer, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey77 View Post
    You may want to save up for a better CPU cooler. Idk how hot your CPU runs right now but it always helps to have less stress on it (keep it alive longer, etc).
    I dont think you read my title sentence in the thread but I ordered my H55.
    Just installed it and its running at 33 degrees now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post

    Thanks for your opinion, care to explain about how vram will affect my performance? Thanks

    Thanks for your opinion

    Yea, I use it for gaming, Thanks for your opinion
    Ok here is a little description of what running out of vram does to your gaming performance. Many people think that if they get sli they double there vram. This is true in a sense nut the thing is that both gpu's load the exact same pictures meaning that you have double copies. This means in reality you only have as much effective vRAM as one of your cards. When you play for example battlefield 3 and you put up the texture resolution you increase the size of the texture files of course. When your vRAM is filled with textures your computer starts to look for other places to store textures. First it will check the ram. If you have a sufficient amount of ram it will store the textures in ram. The issue is ram is so much slower than vram, Making your fps drop to about 10. If you don't have enough ram it will even start paging to the hdd making you wonder if you are playing or watching screenshots.

    I have experience of this issue since i ran double 6870's before. In speed they matched or even outperformed a 7970, problem was that they only had 1gb of vram making me unable to go higher than high on bf3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbadon The Despoiler View Post


    Ok here is a little description of what running out of vram does to your gaming performance. Many people think that if they get sli they double there vram. This is true in a sense nut the thing is that both gpu's load the exact same pictures meaning that you have double copies. This means in reality you only have as much effective vRAM as one of your cards. When you play for example battlefield 3 and you put up the texture resolution you increase the size of the texture files of course. When your vRAM is filled with textures your computer starts to look for other places to store textures. First it will check the ram. If you have a sufficient amount of ram it will store the textures in ram. The issue is ram is so much slower than vram, Making your fps drop to about 10. If you don't have enough ram it will even start paging to the hdd making you wonder if you are playing or watching screenshots.

    I have experience of this issue since i ran double 6870's before. In speed they matched or even outperformed a 7970, problem was that they only had 1gb of vram making me unable to go higher than high on bf3.
    That all depends on if it's running in AFR or SFR.
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    Goes beating the walls with her timid wings
    And knocking her head against the rotten ceiling;
    When the rain stretching out its endless train
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    And a silent horde of loathsome spiders
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    All at once the bells leap with rage
    And hurl a frightful roar at heaven,
    Even as wandering spirits with no country
    Burst into a stubborn, whimpering cry.
    — And without drums or music, long hearses
    Pass by slowly in my soul; Hope, vanquished,
    Weeps, and atrocious, despotic Anguish
    On my bowed skull plants her black flag.

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    First of all, fix your cable management, your computer hates you right now.

    Second, get an SSD, it'll last you a lot longer than a second 560ti. Instead, start saving up for a completely new single-high end card. This'll get you much better performance than an additional 560ti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xpingu View Post
    First of all, fix your cable management, your computer hates you right now.

    Second, get an SSD, it'll last you a lot longer than a second 560ti. Instead, start saving up for a completely new single-high end card. This'll get you much better performance than an additional 560ti.
    Sounds like a good idea. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Abbadon The Despoiler View Post


    Ok here is a little description of what running out of vram does to your gaming performance. Many people think that if they get sli they double there vram. This is true in a sense nut the thing is that both gpu's load the exact same pictures meaning that you have double copies. This means in reality you only have as much effective vRAM as one of your cards. When you play for example battlefield 3 and you put up the texture resolution you increase the size of the texture files of course. When your vRAM is filled with textures your computer starts to look for other places to store textures. First it will check the ram. If you have a sufficient amount of ram it will store the textures in ram. The issue is ram is so much slower than vram, Making your fps drop to about 10. If you don't have enough ram it will even start paging to the hdd making you wonder if you are playing or watching screenshots.

    I have experience of this issue since i ran double 6870's before. In speed they matched or even outperformed a 7970, problem was that they only had 1gb of vram making me unable to go higher than high on bf3.
    Thanks for clearing things up with me
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    id go for an ssd
    as i dont see a point in
    sli the gpu as
    it would be a better option
    to save up for a 760

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    Go with the SLI, and this wouldn't happen to be a z11 case would it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by segerydrth View Post
    id go for an ssd
    as i dont see a point in
    sli the gpu as
    it would be a better option
    to save up for a 760
    Thanks for your opinion, so far I am leaning towards saving for a better gpu.
    Quote Originally Posted by Color View Post
    Go with the SLI, and this wouldn't happen to be a z11 case would it?
    Thanks for your opinion

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    I say grab an SSD for your OS. SLi with a 560 won't be that much better for current and future games unless you have a multi-monitor setup. Getting an SSD will help hasten your workflow and make everyday use of your machine much more satisfying and productive.

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