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CPU or GPU Upgrade

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by berwick53, May 3, 2011.

  1. berwick53 New Member

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    I'm upgrading my older pc and don't know whether to buy a new gpu or cpu.

    has an 8600GT GPU and a 6000 x2 amd CPU.

    what would you recommend to upgrade first
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    8600gt if you use it for gaming, cpu if you use it for video editing etc
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    Both. The CPU and GPU are outdated. The 8600GT was a weak card 5 years ago, so if you're a gamer it basically won't suffice, and the 6000X2 will bottleneck whichever new video card you do buy.

    If you're video editing or doing intensive non-gaming tasks replace just the CPU to a modern quad core or hexacore.

    If all you do is browse the internet. Keep your rig as it is.
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    If its AM2 then i would check the motherboard to see what it can support then go from there. if its 939 then donate it to a family member and build a AM2+/AM3 quad for cheap
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