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Upgrade CPU, or get a whole new system? AM2+

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Hey Guys, So I've had this AMD2+ build for around 3 years now. I've got an AMD Phenom 8450 running at 2.4Ghz.( stock 2.1Ghz ). I've just put in 2x XFX 6850's running in Crossfire to push out Tripple monitor Eyefinity thumb.gif but as you'd expect, I'm getting a pretty big CPU bottleneck.

So my Question is: Would you recommend I upgrade my CPU to something a litter better OR wait until Ivy Bridge, and just get a new board / cpu / ram.

Thanks in advance for any replies!
Josh.
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AMD Phenom 8450 Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 XFX HD 6850 XFX HD 6850 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
8GB DDR2 2x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit BenQ G2220HD 
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BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2220HD Tt esports meka g1 mechanical gaming keyboard FSP Aurum Series 750W Modular 
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Coolermaster HAF 932 Generic Mouse 5.1 Surround sound Corsair Vengeance 1300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel core i7 3930K Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Motherboard XFX 6850 XFX 6850 
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Western Digital Green 1TB Lightscribe DVD/RW Noctua NH-D14  Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2220HD Tt esports meka g1 mechanical gaming keyboard 
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FSP Aurum Series 750W Modular Coolermaster HAF 932 Generic Mouse 5.1 Surround sound 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom 8450 Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 XFX HD 6850 XFX HD 6850 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
8GB DDR2 2x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit BenQ G2220HD 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2220HD Tt esports meka g1 mechanical gaming keyboard FSP Aurum Series 750W Modular 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Coolermaster HAF 932 Generic Mouse 5.1 Surround sound Corsair Vengeance 1300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel core i7 3930K Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Motherboard XFX 6850 XFX 6850 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Ares F3 16GB Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Corsair Accelerator Series SSD Cache Western Digital Green 2TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Green 1TB Lightscribe DVD/RW Noctua NH-D14  Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2220HD Tt esports meka g1 mechanical gaming keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
FSP Aurum Series 750W Modular Coolermaster HAF 932 Generic Mouse 5.1 Surround sound 
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cpu/mobo/ram is the simple anserw and maybe psu not sure what you have now
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Wait for IVY is the smart choice. Any cpu you throw in your system right now will be still pose a problem with your cards.
    
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Thanks guys, I thought Ivy Bridge would be the way to go biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by truckerguy View Post

cpu/mobo/ram is the simple anserw and maybe psu not sure what you have now

Just put in a brand new PSU for the cards, So I should be set wink.gif

Thanks again!
My rig
(16 items)
 
The Beast
(21 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom 8450 Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 XFX HD 6850 XFX HD 6850 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
8GB DDR2 2x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit BenQ G2220HD 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2220HD Tt esports meka g1 mechanical gaming keyboard FSP Aurum Series 750W Modular 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Coolermaster HAF 932 Generic Mouse 5.1 Surround sound Corsair Vengeance 1300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel core i7 3930K Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Motherboard XFX 6850 XFX 6850 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Ares F3 16GB Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Corsair Accelerator Series SSD Cache Western Digital Green 2TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Green 1TB Lightscribe DVD/RW Noctua NH-D14  Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2220HD Tt esports meka g1 mechanical gaming keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
FSP Aurum Series 750W Modular Coolermaster HAF 932 Generic Mouse 5.1 Surround sound 
Audio
Corsair Vengeance 1300 
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My rig
(16 items)
 
The Beast
(21 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom 8450 Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 XFX HD 6850 XFX HD 6850 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
8GB DDR2 2x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit BenQ G2220HD 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2220HD Tt esports meka g1 mechanical gaming keyboard FSP Aurum Series 750W Modular 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Coolermaster HAF 932 Generic Mouse 5.1 Surround sound Corsair Vengeance 1300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel core i7 3930K Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Motherboard XFX 6850 XFX 6850 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Ares F3 16GB Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Corsair Accelerator Series SSD Cache Western Digital Green 2TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Green 1TB Lightscribe DVD/RW Noctua NH-D14  Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2220HD Tt esports meka g1 mechanical gaming keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
FSP Aurum Series 750W Modular Coolermaster HAF 932 Generic Mouse 5.1 Surround sound 
Audio
Corsair Vengeance 1300 
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