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Which upgrade? Cant decide!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by shuggans, May 17, 2008.

  1. shuggans

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    So I have my current system running on the MSI k9a2 CF V2 790x with an athlon x2 4000+, with 2 gigs of OCZ gold 800 DDR2 pc6400 ram, and a sapphire radeon hd 2600xt with 512mb of gddr3. within the next 2 months Im going to be upgrading to a sapphire radeon hd 3870 toxic/vaporx, and also a phenom x4 9850 black edition. Would I see more performance with games on my machine if I upgraded the GPU, or would i get more out of it if I went for the am2+ to unlock the pc 1066??? Im goingto do both upgrades soon, i just want the better of the 2 first
     
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    Wile E Power User

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    GPU, without a doubt. Modern games are gpu limited way more than cpu.

    And besides, all you need to do to run your ram at 1066MHz is OC. :D
     
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    Sigh. . . .

    The downfall of PC gaming.
    Having to upgrade the GPU every year to get the best enjoyment from the latest titles.
     
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    GPU for sure. Your CPU is strong enough right now to handle the latest games, but your GPU isn't.
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Looks like it's the GPU then :)
     
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