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Hello, I am looking to upgrade my current PC, my specs are as follows:
PSU: Antec 850W
MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600
CPU: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 4.0GHz Six-Core
GPU: 2x EVGA 560Ti 2GB GDDR5 SLI
HDD: 120GB SSD 1TB Mechanical

I dont like the frame rate I get in most games with this setup, and am thinking of getting a HD7950 and just selling my 2 560tis. (the 7950s come with crysis 3 and bioshock infinite right now and that's a big plus) on the other hand I could go with a 660ti and only sell one of my 560tis and continue using the other as a dedicated physX card. What card would be the best performance boost? or should I just get a 8350 and stick with the 560tis?
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just get a 8350 and stick with the 560tis.
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Originally Posted by MicroTheFox View Post

Hello, I am looking to upgrade my current PC, my specs are as follows:
PSU: Antec 850W
MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600
CPU: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 4.0GHz Six-Core
GPU: 2x EVGA 560Ti 2GB GDDR5 SLI
HDD: 120GB SSD 1TB Mechanical

I dont like the frame rate I get in most games with this setup, and am thinking of getting a HD7950 and just selling my 2 560tis. (the 7950s come with crysis 3 and bioshock infinite right now and that's a big plus) on the other hand I could go with a 660ti and only sell one of my 560tis and continue using the other as a dedicated physX card. What card would be the best performance boost? or should I just get a 8350 and stick with the 560tis?
Just curious that Antec 850 is that a Antec CP 850W or a Antec HCP 850W?
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just get a 8350 and stick with the 560tis.

A FX-8320 or FX-6300 would be a fine upgrade depending on the budget, no need to chase the higher stock(OC takes care of that) clock with FX-8350 when the budget is a concern. and OP I would recommend sell both of your 560Ti & 7950 to buy a FX6300/8320+ a 7950( I recommend MSI Twin Frozor III) and OC it as far as you can, a 660Ti at any conceivable overclock ain't catching a 1150mhz 7950(I have seen plenty 7950 go higher) in FPS.
Edited by sherlock - 3/25/13 at 12:47pm
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8320 will be seeing a price drop next month, might want to hold off a little while.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1374261/digtimes-amd-to-cut-apu-prices-in-april/0_20
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If u plan to sell ur 560 ti, just sell both, it is kinda a waste to use them for physx
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Get the 7950, you'll get better performance than the SLi setup, plus you'll have less problems with games not being optimized for multi-GPU setups, plus the 7950 is arguably the best price/performance cards out there, and with the price drops AMD have put on them, it's practically irresistible rolleyes.gif also 7950's are pretty good over clockers, and there is plenty of water cooling supplies if you plan to go that route later on smile.gif If you want water, I'd say get one of these (I believe they are reference, I'd wanna check though), but if you want air, these two cards (1 and 2) are pretty much the best for silence and performance, plus they offer over voltage in certain cases smile.gif also you might wanna check out the Sapphire Vapor-X Cards here smile.gif
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Thank you all for your responses, I ordered a sapphire 7950 3 gig and am eagerly awaiting its arrival, ill look into picking up either a 8150 or a 8350 with the money I get from selling the 560tis (I got someone coming to buy one of them from me right now :3)
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Thank you all for your responses, I ordered a sapphire 7950 3 gig and am eagerly awaiting its arrival, ill look into picking up either a 8150 or a 8350 with the money I get from selling the 560tis (I got someone coming to buy one of them from me right now :3)

8350 definitely. It outperforms the 8150 by quite a bit, and in the future it'll be stronger than a lot of the i5 and i7's, because of the consoles coming out have more cores, so a high core count will be optimized most likely by more developers.
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Thank you all for your responses, I ordered a sapphire 7950 3 gig and am eagerly awaiting its arrival, ill look into picking up either a 8150 or a 8350 with the money I get from selling the 560tis (I got someone coming to buy one of them from me right now :3)
Do not buy an 8150. If budget is a concern, get an 8320 instead of an 8350.

Prices on newegg : (sorted according to performance)

8350 - $199
8320 - $174
8150 - $179

The 8320 performs better than the 8150 at a lower price, ruling out the 8150 from any kind of consideration. And I really doubt that $20 will keep you from getting an 8350.

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