Upgrade Graphics Card Or Ram First?

I need some advice on an upgrade for my PC. Basically I am either going to upgrade my Graphics card, or my RAM, but I only have enough money to do one of those options. Ill put my PC specs below, keep in my mind I am only asking which one of these options will be more suitable / beneficial for my style. I am a PC gamer, I play all types of games such as FPS’s, RPG’s, MMO’s, etc and love to play them in the highest settings my PC can handle.
PC specs:
Intel i7 2600k 3.4GHz Quad Core
G. Skill 8GB RAM @ 1333MHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 (1GB)
1TB HDD
650W Power Supply Unit
The main decision I am asking is this:
Should I upgrade my Graphics Card to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 (2GB)
OR
Should I upgrade my RAM to Corsair Vengeance 16GB @ 1600MHz
Which would be the best decision for my gaming?
GTX 660: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B0098VKIRM
Corsair 16GB: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B006EWUO22
(It’s 2 slot RAM because my motherboard only has 2 slots for up to 32GB DDR3 of RAM)

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8 Responses to “Upgrade Graphics Card Or Ram First?”

  1. DeMoNsLa says:

    going from 8gb ram to 16gb ram is not much of a visual difference
    go for the graphics card, 660ti if you can afford it

  2. Jean S says:

    I always will go with memory. . Sounds like you have a pretty decent graphics card but games can be very memory intesive.

  3. Maddy says:

    Definetely upgrade your RAM first because with little RAM, graphics won’t matter. When you have little ram and you try to use advanced graphics, your PC will not be able to handle it anyway.

  4. t12_inco says:

    I would do the graphics card. Does motherboard support 1600 MHz memory?

  5. Dr Redthumb says:

    upgrade the graphics card, 8 gig of system ram is plenty. I’m running 4 gig and I’ve not had any memory issues, but only 1 gig of graphics ram will seriously hinder your gpu in most modern games, but my 2GB GTX 670 is running 5760×1080 quite happily despite not having huge amounts of system ram 🙂

  6. Masseh says:

    Certainly go for the Graphics card, 8gb of RAM is enough to live with, for gaming you don’t need a huge load of ram, but I do encourage a larger 16gbs of ram, but first.. Go for the GPU. Your processor is more superior compared to your graphics card, if you buy the GTX 660 it will really give you a boost in gaming performance. Graphics card makes a significant difference compared to the RAM. Graphics card, no doubts about it.

  7. Weland says:

    You’re not really going to use over 8gb of Ram… :/ You would only use more than 8gb if you multitask with 2 monitors or more. Upgrade your graphics card instead.

  8. dik b says:

    Neither one has much bang for the buck. RAM beyond 8Gb is mostly wasted and might add a frame or two per second. The extra money for the video card to add a few FPS (you haven’t indicated the resolutions you game at) so this is really difficult to guess at. I don’t see any real meaningful reason to change anything in your system.
    Good luck.

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