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kaM

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The 920 to a 4690 would yield 30-60% improvements - In most benchmarks the 920 would get 90-105 FPS and a much lesser i5 4460 would get 145-165 on the same. The 920 that was OC'd would cap at 115-133 fps. These are all with a modern GTX 970 and around a 25% increase on big title games like BF4

An SSD is the biggest/best bang for your buck speed upgrade. Samsung 850 is a great way to go. Problem with a video card upgrade is a decent ones nearly $300 to start off with
 

A-Rich

The 47 Ronin
I don't mean to pee on the parade, but I'm just curious what the goal is since you said you haven't been gaming as much. Also, I hope it's for something other than CSS. I have the same video card and comparable CPU and it's gotta be like over 200fps as it is (I honestly haven't paid attention lately, just throwing that # out). :p
If it's for more demanding games, then I'd be looking at the video card. If it's a different need for processing, maybe the cpu/ram/ssd would be better.
 
If you're running 1920 x 1080, GTX 960 is really good. I have that card and run any game with decently high FPS. 970 would be better if you want 60 FPS + in more demanding games. With the 960 I get 300 FPS in CSS (lol ofcourse) and about 75 fps in GTA V. 65 fps- 120 fps in BF4 depending on graphic settings.
 
I mean depending for $500 you could easily get an SSD and a GTX 960 GPU. A lot of people underestimate the GTX 960. I use it for all my games. I run 1920 x 1080, anything higher than that you would probably want GTX 970. But, the GTX 960 is the best bang/buck for 1920 x 1080, anything more expensive is purely for future proofing or higher resolution gaming.
 

d00b

The 47 Ronin
I got the EVGA GTX 970 at best buy for 380 and got a 256 GB Toshiba SSD there for 90 or 100. I had to buy a SATA cable for the SSD and then was good to go.

I always want a ridiculously powerful CPU and too much RAM, but I think if you're just gaming you really don't need anything that crazy. I have an i5 right now and have no complaints at all, the SSD and GPU is where the performance is really noticeable. Ain't nothing like switching from HDD to SSD and restarting is no longer a pain in the dick while you wait to be able to click on thing's after it takes 2 minutes to restart haha It's like you press a button and all the sudden the screen is on and windows is loaded! magical.
 

Hunter

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Crucial refurbed was selling 500GB for $99. Even i missed the sell, my order went thru but ended up cancel :(
 

Buddhist

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I went to micro center and got the I5 4690k cpu, crucial 8gb ddr 3 1600mhz, and Asus z97-AR ATX 1150 mobo for 420 dollars.
 
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