Upgrading my PC

Current pc specs:

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit SP1

Intel Core i5-2400


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460

Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB

2x Corsair 4GB XMS 1600MHZ DDR3

Corsair HX650W Modular PSU


Was thinking of upgrading:

CPU:  AMD FX-8350

Mobo: ASRock 970 EXTREME4

I would also like to add another GPU in the price range £100-£150 to run in SLI with my current GTX 460 to play games at 2560*1440.

I would suggest a EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. 


Yeah, I would suggest getting a 7850 for that price. 

But I cant SLI a 7850 with my GTX 460!!!  

If I get a nvida card for around the same price/performance as the 7850 then I can SLI and have more performance overall.

Is the i5-2400 giving you issues in gaming? For example maxing out causing freezing/ massive FPS drops? Good sir there is no need to upgrade what is not causing you any issues, just add the second GPU if you want more gaming performance. Jus make sure you have a beefy PSu as those GTX460's are mini ovens!

i personaly would sell the 460 and either get a 660 or 7850and with money left over for what ever, or get a 7950 or 670 you would have to throw like and extra £50 at the 670 if you got say £90 for the 460 depending on what 460 you had aswell as this would dictate what you could charge for it

The problem is not with the CPU but the motherboard as it only has 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, I thought if I was upgrading the Mobo why not the CPU as well.

Thanos thanks for the suggestion this may be the solution im looking for. I have the EVGA 1GB GTX 460 SC so I should get ~£90 if I sell it.

Also curious to know if there is a better performing AMD card in the 670's price range?

I dont prefer AMD or NVIDIA just whichever gets me 'more bang for the buck'.

The HD7870 is one of the best bang for your buck cards you can get for a low 200 price range, especially when you OC it. For the price range of the GTX670, you can opt for a HD7950 which is also a monster when OC.

Here is a bench of the GTX670 vs Hd7950 : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/550?vs=598 The 7950 offers equal performance at stock  speeds while saving you atleast $20-30. These benches were also done before the new drivers, which folks keep saying improved the performance even more for the HD 7000 series cards.

Either the GTX670 or the HD7950 will do very well, i tend to go for the 7950 because it saves me $30 and OC's very well.

i would say the 7950 offers best bang for buck personaly, purely because of the oc capability. i would also reccomend the club 3d royal king 7950 as its the most overclockable 7950 iv seen. i would check out the oc3d time to live customs video on it and you will see what i mean. you get to see it be pushed close to the 7970 performance cappabilities which is just insane for a 7950. you can get it for about £220-£240 depending on where you look. actually you know what:


What what what what what!!! How can that card OC so much. I think I'll do a bit more research on it and if everything stacks up to what logan (tom logan that is) said in the vid then I this matter is settled I will go for the 7950.

Hehe blue, green, white, orange, red... I dont give a rats arse what colour the PCB is.

go for it dude, personaly i trust tiny tom logan, but look around anyway and gets some further confirmation