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Poll Results: Should I upgrade my e8400 or 4870 first.

 
  • 100% (1)
    Upgrade the e8400
  • 0% (0)
    Upgrade the 4870
1 Total Vote  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
I am still running a 4870 with a water-cooled e8400 at 4.3 ghz. I am looking to upgrade to an eyefinity setup. I am on a budget and I was wondering what I should I buy first.

I was thinking of getting a graphics card first or should I upgrade to x58 with something like a 920/950. Would my e8400 be a bottle neck for a card like the 6970 and eventually 2 in crossfire.What do you guys think.

My current system was just playing mw3 and battlefield 3 around 30-40 fps so its runs well. Is it worth an upgraded board/cpu for now or graphics. The system runs pretty fast and I know i7 would increase it alot but how much better would the gaming be as compared to the card upgrade.

Thanks and good luck. thumb.gif
post #2 of 3
What sort of budget are you on? I wouldnt upgrade to x58 since its an old chipset, but maybe an i5 2500K with a 6970?
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
I don't have much of a budget at first. I can upgrade only one thing first. x58 is cheaper. I can get a board on the forum for 75-100 and a chip for like 150-170/ First or get a 6970 first. How would it run with a 6970 keeping the e8400 for awhile.
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