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ok so ive got 200 to spend curious i have an AMD 955BE and a Galaxy gtx460 1gb GC video card on a msi 890gxm-g65 motherboard so would it be a better upgrade for a FX-8120 eight core or get like a MSI 6870 Hawk video card just using that as an example
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Keep the 955 and get another video card. The fx would be a sidegrade at best and possibly a downgrade.
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IMO, your money would be better spent on a GPU upgrade but I think 6870 1gb is still too conservative to be worthwhile. I would be shooting for something like 6970/GTX570 level.
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SLI
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I wish I could do sli but my motherboard only supports crossfire that's why I was looking at a CPU or a new video card and the msi 6870 hawk has great oc capabilities
post #6 of 13
I would get a 6870 or if you can find one that fits your budget a 6950.
post #7 of 13
Your motherboard shouldn't even be used with that 955BE overclocked, due to being an MSI low quality 4+1 power phase. Putting a Bulldozer on there is asking for a fire. So obviously a GPU upgrade is your only option.
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is that 6870 2gb?
I vote for a 2gb 6870 biggrin.gif

thinking.gif: i'm considering this..and a 1gb..for x-fire
 
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Get another GPU
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by vette454 View Post

I wish I could do sli but my motherboard only supports crossfire that's why I was looking at a CPU or a new video card and the msi 6870 hawk has great oc capabilities

Extend $50 if you can. Try to get a used $100 460 and a SLI 100-$150 motherboard. Then sell your other motherboard and make back whatever you put extra if you even did.
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