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Old September 28, 2011, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by bushwickbill View Post
...ASUS GTX560 TI CU II(830Mhz Version)... But i am feeling that I didn't get a very good performance jump for the 450 dollars I spent on new PSU and GPU.
How did a GTX 560 Ti and PSU set you back $390ish before taxes? Something sounds quite a bit overpriced...
$265 - ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
So you got a PSU that cost over $100? That's not necessary for a single GTX 560 Ti unless you want 80+ GOLD ratings for 24/7 usage.

+1 for ilya's comment you'll be bottlenecked by your Xeon 3070 (dual core, Conroe-ish architecture) long before you'll see any problems from your PCI-E 1.0. If you upgrade to a PCI-E 2.0 motherboard I doubt you'll even notice.
If your computer is still not fast enough for whatever gaming you're doing, then your next upgrade will have to be CPU+mobo+RAM.
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