[Solved] Should I upgrade my processor or graphic card?


May 18, 2012
Hi guys and experts.... Need a little advice. I jus completed my 1st build last week and I'm regretting not spending a little more for a better cpu and graphics card...
this is what I got:
1: Intel core i3 2120
2: Asrock extreme6 Z77 motherboard
3: Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 ti

My question is ,is should I add another graphics card and make it dual and if so which card would be compatible or best .or jus buy a new card a sell the 550 ti....or upgrade my cpu? If I'm good shd I just overclock my graphics card? Which I don't know how to do... any help would be fantastic!

Yeah, basically 550 Ti's in SLI will be about the same (maybe slightly worse, but not a lot) as a single 560 Ti 448.
Nah, the stock HSF for the 2120 is plenty good enough, since you can't OC. If you find that it gets consistently above 70C or so, then you should think about aftermarket, but it really shouldn't get that hot with anything other than a stress test program like Prime 95 or Intel Burn in Test.

As an example (I have a Hyper 212 Evo, so this is JUST an example, lol), my temps with my 2500K @ 4.5Ghz (1.277V full load) in Prime are in the mid to upper 60's, but in games, it barely gets above 60.