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Upgrade to Intel or just get a better GPU

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  • 8% (1)
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  • 91% (11)
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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I'm not sure if i should get a 1155 system or just upgrade my 6870 to a 7950, opinions please biggrin.gif
post #2 of 9
I would upgrade system, but wait until 1150 Haswell
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5820k MSI X99S MPOWER GTX 980 Ti 8x4gb 3000 MHz Crucial DDR4 
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Samsung 950 Pro Custom WC loop 480mm & 560mm Windows 10 ROG SWIFT 
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CM Quickfire TK Greens Corsair RM1000w Custom 3d-printed case Steelseries Rival 
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CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
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Amd FX 8320 Asus sabertooth 990FX Nvidia GTX 760 4GB g.skill ares 12GB 
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post #3 of 9
upgrade the GPU now, upgrade the CPU/mobo when the 1150 haswell comes out in a few months....
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Windows 7 Pro  BenQ XR3501 Logitech G710+ EVGA G2 750W 
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Cooler Master Stryker Logitech G602 Asus Strix Nakamichi 5.1 
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Phenom II X4 965BE  Sapphire 790X Zotac GTX650  4GB Corsair 1066 DDR2 (1GBx4) 
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G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB WD 2TB Green Stock 3x120mm UQ fans 
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G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB WD 2TB Green Stock 3x120mm UQ fans 
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post #4 of 9
If you're just a gamer then don't bother upgrading your cpu. Absolutely makes no difference in gaming. Upgrade your gpu.
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AMD FX 4130 Black Edition ECS A970M-A DELUXE  XFX One ON-XFX1-PLS2 Radeon HD 5450 HyperX Blu 4GB KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX 
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Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB DDR4 2400mhz White Samsung 850 PRO 2TB Western Digital Blue 6TB Western Digital Blue 6TB 
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Western Digital Blue 6TB DVD Burner Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Windows 7  
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ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27" IPS 165Hz  Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xBBR Blue Backlight  Seasonic Prime 850W 80 Plus Titanium Fractal Design Define R4 Black 
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Crucial M4 64GB Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer  Windows 7  ASUS VE248Q Black 24"  
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post #5 of 9
if its for gaming so GPU.
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Sapphire Radeon HD4770 512MB GDDR5 AC Accelero ... Super Talent DDR400 2X1G CL3 Seagate SATA 2 160GB 7200RPM 8MB Liteon DVDRW X16 DUAL LAYER 
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post #6 of 9
As others have said, if purely gaming GPU is your priority.
 
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Intel Core i7-6950X @ 4.0Ghz Asus Rampage V Extreme [Bios:3101] 2x EVGA GeForce Titan X SC Editions in SLI 32GB (4×8) Corsair Dominator Platinums (3000Mhz) 
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Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 Nvme 2x 256GB Vertex 4 SSD (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda [Storage] Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer 
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Lian Li PC-O8WX ATX Cube Case Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround 
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i7-3930K (C2) @ (4.6Ghz) Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Bios 3204) 3x EVGA GTX780Ti's SC Editions 32GB (4x8GB) G-Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
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Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) Windows 10 Pro x64 2x 27" Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 144hz  Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX 80 Plus Titanium 
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post #7 of 9
I vote for 7950..and maybe a better mobo/cooling and moar overclocking! Did I mention moar overclocking? ninja.gifbiggrin.gif
 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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post #8 of 9
A 7950 will help you a lot more than an Ivy would. CPU performance still matters, but it isn't that essential in gaming anymore.
     
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AMD Athlon X4 870K 4700mhz 1.63v ASUS A88X-PRO Radeon HD 6970 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR2133 
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Kingston V300 Toshiba 2.5" laptop HDD, 1TB Micron C300 SSD Generic 2TB HDD WL2000GSA1672 (external) 
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Seagate Momentus XT 500GB ASUS DVD-RW Prolimatech Black Series Megahalems Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon "Sarah" 
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Windows 10 ViewSonic VG2030wm IBM Model M Fractal Design Newton R3 600W 
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Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech Marble Mouse Behringer UCA222 Upgraded Realistic Minimus-7 speakers, Lepai 20... 
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post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you all biggrin.gif
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