I'm wondering if I can get away with a simple GPU upgrade, as I'm not ready for a full build just yet. I can assemble the parts easily enough, but making sense of all the numbers and details is a bit over my head.
Specs are as follows, the computer is a few years old.
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
Intel Core i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Corsair XMS3 2x4GB DDR3 1333
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB
Western Digital Caviar Green 2.5TB
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB
ATI Radeon HD 5870
Creative SB X-Fi Titanium
I'd like to upgrade to an EVGA GTX 770, like this one on Amazon. Or I wonder would it be worth it to get the Classified Edition that has double the memory for around $100 more?
Would I have any problems, issues, bottlenecks with my system? I know this is a PCIE 3.0 card whereas I only have 2.0. I know I can still use it, but I'm not sure how much performance loss I'd see because of that. Also I'm only running one monitor at 1920x1200. *Edit I should say I'm also concerned with the power supply as it's on it's third PC upgrade. I wonder if it'll be enough with all the hard drives and stuff. It keeps on working so I keep on using it.
Much appreciated to anyone taking the time to read/reply.
Edited by ADNoland, 11 July 2013 - 06:59 AM.