Question I Need advices upgrading my system to gains some FPS

mcqc

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I'm looking to upgrade my gpu, my ram and to overclock my cpu to gains some FPS at 1080p for about 110$ can. Upgrading my cpu, gpu and ram will cost to much. Is it worth it ? I need some advices please. I have a few questions.

GIGABYTE GA-H55M-UD2H REV 1.0
I5 750 2.66GHZ 8MB Quad Core - Hyper 212 Plus ------> Overclock to 3,7 ghz
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition ------> ASUS GTX 770 DirectCU II OC 2 GB (80$ can. Brand new)
Kingston Hyper-X KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX 4GB ------> 8GB
Western Digital 500gigs BLACK 32mo WD5001AALS
Kingston Digital A400 SSD 240GB
ULTRA LifeTime Series Pro 650W 135MM FAN

I know my system will bottleneck the gpu. But the question is how much ? According to this video, The card will be bottleneck but it won't be that bad if the cpu is overclock to 3.7 ghz. What you think ?

"Will an i5 750 Bottleneck a GTX 1080? - 1080p, 1440p, 4K Benchmarks"
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TScpVAGNdcI



Wich RAM should I get ? They are selling for about 30-35$ can, used

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
https://www.newegg.ca/g-skill-8gb-240-pin-ddr3-sdram/p/N82E16820231314

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Single DDR3 1333 MT/s (PC3-10600) CL9 @1.5V
https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-PC3-10600-240-Pin-BLS4G3D1339DS1S00/dp/B007MCQ800?th=1

G.Skill XL Series RipJaws X Series 8 Go (kit 2x 4 Go) DDR3 1600 MHz
https://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00109903.html

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
https://www.newegg.ca/corsair-8gb-240-pin-ddr3-sdram/p/N82E16820145345

Right now, My hyperx 1600 are limited to 1333 in the bios. When I enable XMP I get "the system has experienced boot issues because of overclocking or changes of voltages" in the BIOS. I guess it's because my mobo is rated for 1.5v and my ram 1.65v


Advices for cpu overclock. I'm new to cpu overclock. To get to 3,6 ghz I changed these values. Base Clock Control from Disabled to Enabled. BCLK Frequency from 133 to 170. Intel Turbo Boost from Auto to Disabled. CPU EIST from Auto to Enabled. It's seems fine right now , I will need to stress test it to make sure it will not crash. Is there anything else I need to know about cpu overclock ?

Thank you
 
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I mean, you could be fine with a gpu upgrade and more ram and minimal bottlenecking, but the gpu is a bit more power hungry then the 6950 and I haven't seen an ultra brand psu in~10 years, and they weren't good psu's in the first place(they looked cool doe), so I'd be skeptical of it holding up.

imho, it's not worth it, you'd be throwing $110 at a system that is possibly slower then a 200ge with 2gb vram and a 10yr old psu. I'd say save your money for a complete new system one day or if you're still dead set on upgrading, get a new psu first.
 

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I mean, you could be fine with a gpu upgrade and more ram and minimal bottlenecking, but the gpu is a bit more power hungry then the 6950 and I haven't seen an ultra brand psu in~10 years, and they weren't good psu's in the first place(they looked cool doe), so I'd be skeptical of it holding up.

imho, it's not worth it, you'd be throwing $110 at a system that is possibly slower then a 200ge with 2gb vram and a 10yr old psu. I'd say save your money for a complete new system one day or if you're still dead set on upgrading, get a new psu first.
Thank you for your suggestions. I am going to accumulate some money to buy a new system next year instead.
 

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