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  1. Elmo

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    Hi guys this is my current system

    - i5 2400
    - h67 mobo
    -16 Gb ram
    - 120+60 Gb ssd
    - 500+ 750 GB Hdd
    - 650w psu 80+
    - gtx 460 1GB
    - 23inch led mon

    So anyway i do web development ,graphic design and video encoding.

    I use programs like photoshop/illustrator frequently // Recently i was creating a complex vector
    and it started to lag badly and i found that my cpu was at 30% so i think its the gpu..
    I have a budget of 1000 USD. What components should i upgrade/sell?

    I was thinking of another 23 inch mn + mobo/cpu not sure if its within the budget.
    Or other option was Mobo + cpu

    Post away suggestions.
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    Sell off your current rig and build a new rig around the 8 core Piledriver.

    Taking a conservative guess. If you sell the entire rig whole about £450-500.
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    How much is my rig worth? without the 120gb Ssd just the 60gb ssd + 500gb hdd
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    for intensive photoshop work & encoding I feel i5/i7 3xxx with HD4000(for quick sync) on H/Z77 board would definitely prove superior over FX or even GPU based acceleration for encoding.. . see 1 2 3
    however if you dont mind the difference in performance and prefer the cost effectiveness of FX based system then it is your call..
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    So the i5 CPU was only at 30% how is a Piledriver going help?

    You need to check aroung and see what others are using as hardware for the programs your wanting to run
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    Those reviews are the older Bulldozer FX. The Piledriver FX dominates the work related tasks, It's anywhere from just under the i5 2550k to above the i7 3770k.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8350-vishera-review,3328-12.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8350-vishera-review,3328-9.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8350-vishera-review,3328-10.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8350-vishera-review,3328-11.html

    Encoding on Hexus.net: http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/46985-amd-fx-8350/?page=4



    One thing that strikes me as odd is why the OP is getting sluggish performance at only 30% CPU load? Sounds like a software issue.
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    i7 3930k and gigabyte x79 up5 is within the budget but i wonder if that is even necessary or is a gpu upgrade strongly needed? By the way i dont really play pc games :s. But right now i dont know what is causing the lag. lack of cuda cores?

    Sluggish performance ? Well this only happens when i have a complex vector open.. the computer starts to uhm.. lets just say lags when i move the window or were to zoom/in/out . And with any normal image its fine .
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