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Hey Guys,

I am thinking about upgrading my PC as Crysis 3 is just around the corner.

My build atm

CPU: AMD AM3 Phenom II x4955BE
Mobo: ASUS M5A97 EVO
RAM: G Skill 4G(2x2G) DDR3 1600Mhz
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775
CPU HSF: Zalman Performa CNPS10X
GPU: Sapphire HD 7850 OC'ed

I would like to get another 8 GB of ram, change my cpu to 8350 and I am not sure if I should get another 7850 or sell the one I have and go with gtx670/7970.

I have a ssd drive already that I am going to use for OS.

What do you recommend I do?
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7970 my friend. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by iCataclysm View Post

7970 my friend. thumb.gif

Agreed ^
 
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I am going to have to say 7970 as well my friend. Crysis 3 beta to me seems really demanding,.
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www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=193_1309

Which one? I want to make sure that the voltage is not locked so I can overclock the hell out of it.

How about CPU?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB 7200RPM Lite on Zalman Performa CNPS10X - 2x12cm Fans- Windows 7 Unltimate 64 Bit 
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post #6 of 40
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Originally Posted by SergAkaDuHa View Post


How about CPU?

I assumed you had already made up your mind on the FX8350. If your wanting to keep your current MB and not switch much then the 8350 is a good choice, I have one in mine and its a fun chip to play around with. I does everything that I need to do and does it very well.
 
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post #7 of 40
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Storm View Post

I assumed you had already made up your mind on the FX8350. If your wanting to keep your current MB and not switch much then the 8350 is a good choice, I have one in mine and its a fun chip to play around with. I does everything that I need to do and does it very well.

I wanted to go Intel but I will have to get a new motherboard so that's the only thing that keeps me from doing that. I have had amd for about 3 years and its been good but after reading reviews about Intel, makes you wonder how much better it really is. Especially when it comes to gaming and trying out sli or crossfire setups.

Will 8350 run 2x 7970?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB 7200RPM Lite on Zalman Performa CNPS10X - 2x12cm Fans- Windows 7 Unltimate 64 Bit 
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Phenom II x4 955@4GHz at 1.4V ASUS M5A97 EVO  Sapphire HD7850 OC  G Skill 4G(2x2G) DDR3 1742Mhz PC12800  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB 7200RPM Lite on Zalman Performa CNPS10X - 2x12cm Fans- Windows 7 Unltimate 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung S24B350H Logitech G110 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775 NZXT GUARDIAN 921 RB 
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Logitech MX518 
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post #8 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by SergAkaDuHa View Post

I wanted to go Intel but I will have to get a new motherboard so that's the only thing that keeps me from doing that. I have had amd for about 3 years and its been good but after reading reviews about Intel, makes you wonder how much better it really is. Especially when it comes to gaming and trying out sli or crossfire setups.

Will 8350 run 2x 7970?

Im sure some people will chime in and say otherwise but yes an 8350 will run 2 7970's. There is a guy in here with 4 7970's on an 8350, I have 2 7950's with my 8350 @ 4.8ghz and it is more than enough for me...especially since I am just on a single 27" 1920x1080 monitor.
 
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what resolution do you play at / how many monitors do u run?
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post #10 of 40
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Storm View Post

Im sure some people will chime in and say otherwise but yes an 8350 will run 2 7970's. There is a guy in here with 4 7970's on an 8350, I have 2 7950's with my 8350 @ 4.8ghz and it is more than enough for me...especially since I am just on a single 27" 1920x1080 monitor.

I am going to wait and see what others might have to say on this but thanks for your input!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scvhero View Post

what resolution do you play at / how many monitors do u run?

I have got a full HD monitor at the moment but i will upgrade to 1440p 27' once it becomes more affordable
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955@4GHz at 1.4V ASUS M5A97 EVO  Sapphire HD7850 OC  G Skill 4G(2x2G) DDR3 1742Mhz PC12800  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB 7200RPM Lite on Zalman Performa CNPS10X - 2x12cm Fans- Windows 7 Unltimate 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung S24B350H Logitech G110 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775 NZXT GUARDIAN 921 RB 
Mouse
Logitech MX518 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB 7200RPM Lite on Zalman Performa CNPS10X - 2x12cm Fans- Windows 7 Unltimate 64 Bit 
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