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  • 42% (3)
    955BE,990X-UD3,4GB DDR3
  • 57% (4)
    Gigabyte GTX560Ti OC 1GB
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post #1 of 7
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Hello all. I have some money aside and i want to upgrade some stuff on my computer.
I have about 250 Euros. There are two options:
1. 955BE, Gigabyte 990X-UD3,4GB DDR3
2. Gigabyte GTX560Ti OC 1GB
Which is the best upgrade for me?
I mostly play games and convert music/videos...
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post #2 of 7
Best way to upgrade your sig rig? another 5830 and a Q6600 that pushes 4GHZ - $250 - $300 upgrade and significantly faster than either option.

Otherwise the two things you do are sort of opposing, though most C2Q's give Phenom II's a run for their money and the 560ti is faster but not really enough that I would upgrade to it ATM.
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post #3 of 7
I don't think that motherboard can Crossfire anyways. If I had to pick between the two, I'd go with Option 1.

My advice? The upgrade for your graphics card would be a little hindered by the fact you are running DDR2 memory @860Mhz.

955Be has almost the same performance as the Q8400 does. Unless you are just using the 955 as an in-between for Bulldozer (cause I see you have a AM3+ motherboard listed). But if you have no plan in getting a bigger monitor, then go option 1.

Otherwise, save up your money for a complete system overhaul.
Edited by modinn - 7/28/11 at 10:24am
post #4 of 7
i agree with appleg33k85


your 5830 should be able to run alot of stuff on hi-max fine at 1680x1050
wait for something that will be alot better and within your price range

dont waste money for lateral moves
Edited by ffejrxx - 7/28/11 at 10:22am
post #5 of 7
Option 1!
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post #6 of 7
I'd go with the 560ti personally. But if you're not having any problems gaming I wouldn't bother upgrading at all. Wait for Bulldozer.
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post #7 of 7
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My cpu doesn't really bottleneck my Gpu (in a way that i cannot play). Generally speaking i have 99% gpu utilization, unless there is a huge fight or lots of AI
I have also seen how a 955 @ 3.7Ghz performs (In 3d mark vantage, but i am not completely sure how this is going to affect my gaming experience because the cpu score was lower than mine when @3.4ghz).
So in terms of gaming(knowing that in the majority of games i have 99% gpu), Will i see some progress? Because i don't want to spend money just to improve my overall performance a little, i want more power. I am completely satisfied with my computer. My problem is the gaming. In new titles i am unable to turn on some eye candy (E.g, 5830s are completely incapable of utilizing AA. In Crysis, if i turn 2xAA on , fps drop from high 40s to low 30s or even lower)
Also i don't see a cpu upgrade coming shortly, i chose that mobo because it has lots of stuff on a low price
Edited by tasospaok123 - 7/28/11 at 1:59pm
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Samsung 840 Evo 120GB WD4000AAKS 400GB WD1001FALS 1TB WD20EARS 2TB 
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Intel Core i3 - 3227U @ 1.9Ghz Dell HM76 AMD 7670M 1GB @ 720/1000 + HD4000  Elpida + Hyundai 8GB DDR3 @ 1600Mhz 
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