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I only have enough to upgrade either my CPU or graphics card, and $110 for an FX-8320 is hard to pass in my opinion.
   
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A Phenom II 965 has no problem pushing a 6770 full tilt. You'll get more enjoyment with a gpu upgrade instead.
    
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Originally Posted by FIRINMYLAZERMAN View Post

I only have enough to upgrade either my CPU or graphics card, and $110 for an FX-8320 is hard to pass in my opinion.

I'd save up and put it towards a graphic card first if you have any kind of gaming in mind. You're going to be GPU limited waaaaaaaaaaay before you'll be CPU limited.

 

 

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A Phenom II 965 has no problem pushing a 6770 full tilt. You'll get more enjoyment with a gpu upgrade instead.

This.

 

Keep in mind it'd probably be in your best interests to save up an extra $50 or so and buy something used. Something like a GTX 470/480 would work out great for you if your PSU could handle it. If you're concerned about total power-usage or noise more then you had might be able to find a used GTX 650-TI for around $110-120. I think I saw one on [H] not too long ago.


Edited by Ryleh - 4/6/13 at 8:49am
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I probably should've mentioned this earlier, but I actually have two HD 3870X2 1GB dual-GPU graphics cards, and an HD 4870X2 2GB dual-GPU graphics card that I use part-time.
   
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HD 4870x2 would be an upgrade....(480 GTX performance)
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Which motherboard and what PSU? You don't want to buy something you can't use,right?
   
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I have a Corsair TX-950 950W power supply, so I'm not worried about my power supply, and I can actually get a GTX 480 1.5GB GDDR5 card for $130.
   
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Originally Posted by FIRINMYLAZERMAN View Post

I have a Corsair TX-950 950W power supply, so I'm not worried about my power supply, and I can actually get a GTX 480 1.5GB GDDR5 card for $130.

Edit: actually that might be an upgrade worth considering
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 4/6/13 at 9:21am
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Do you game? Get rid of that junk GPU and upgrade it to a 78xx or 79xx first, then focus on the CPU.

If no gaming, then CPU might be worth it, but I think your Phenom is fine for a while yet.
 
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we need to know what motherboard your running before you go off buying a vishera chip. if your on am3 then you wont be running that vishera chip in your rig. if your at least am3+ with a 970 or higher chipset and good cooled vrms then yes you can go grab that 8320.
 
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