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post #1 of 12
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I want to upgrade either my cpu or gpu for upcoming games like max payne3 , diablo 3 and so on. Im not to sure what I sure replace, or with what i should replace it with.

I'll take any suggestions!

Help me ocn, you're my only hope.
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post #2 of 12
I'd say CPU, because there are some games that are more CPU dependent than GPU (Skyrim for example). Don't really know if Max Payne or Diablo is going to have those issues and honestly I don't see Diablo 3 requiring that much as far as computer power goes.
From what it says in your sig rig, I'd think maybe a Phenom II chip if you're worried about funds. A 965 BE on Newegg right now is only $120.

I'm running 6850s in my rig at the moment, and I've had very few issues while running most games in single GPUs, so you should be okay there.
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post #3 of 12
yep is also say gpu cuz some games are cpu dependent like wat Big Shabazz said, Skyrim. And by upgrading ur cpu u cud also achieve more rounded performance. I wud suggest a 960t or a 960Be
    
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post #4 of 12
id say CPU then GPU
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post #5 of 12
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well thank you for you insight, ima look into getting a new cpu then!

cheers!
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post #6 of 12
I also vote the CPU.
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post #7 of 12
i had a 630 was lucky and it unlocked l3 cache and oc'ed like a beast....but sorry to say you would gain by replacing it...960t would be my recommend thumb.gif
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post #8 of 12
960T and a 212 Revo unless yours is better. Get some MX-4 while you're at it.

you might need this . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys
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Tough to say. In general, I wouldn't say upgrade the CPU. A Phenom II just isn't going to out-perform an Athlon II by much, particularly in gaming. On the other hand, Diablo III is going to need more CPU power than GPU power (it's a blizzard game, which means you can pretty much run it on a napkin with a GPU drawn on it). If you upgrade CPU, I'd look at an Ivy Bridge i5 or an i3. Otherwise you're just not getting more oomph, as the Athlon II is a serviceable if not great CPU.

The problem with the 6850 is that it's decent, so upgrading it significantly would mean moving up to at least a 7850, which costs a fair amount... more than an i3 + h61 mobo. It looks like you have a good monitor to take advantage of a better GPU though... tough call.

You can see the minor benefit of the Phenom over the Athlon in gaming here:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2775/9
Old review, but applicable. Those benchmarks are for x2s, but the same holds true for x4 versions of the two processor lines.

But if you look at intel processor reviews, you'll see they have a much bigger edge over the Phenom IIs. If you're happy with current performance, I might wait until the new games come out. If more Diablo III performance is what you want, get an i3 or i5. If more shiny textures in a non-Blizzard game is what you want, get a better GPU.
Edited by MisterFred - 4/24/12 at 11:02pm
    
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post #10 of 12
Id recomend a new mother board and cpu and posibly ram so you can get everything out of that gpu you have
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