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Current:

AMD x6 1055t 2.8 ghz
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB
M4A88T/USB 3.0
8GB 1333mhz RAM
700w PSU


I'm thinking of upgrading my MOBO to get an AMD FX-8350 and upgrading my GPU further down the road. Is this a worthwhile upgrade guys?
post #2 of 30
For me it was. I really like my 990FX board and my 8350. Overclocks like crazy. Easy to work with. Love it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmyWorm View Post

Current:

AMD x6 1055t 2.8 ghz
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB
M4A88T/USB 3.0
8GB 1333mhz RAM
700w PSU


I'm thinking of upgrading my MOBO to get an AMD FX-8350 and upgrading my GPU further down the road. Is this a worthwhile upgrade guys?

i went from 1100t to a 3770k and went from 6950 2gb to a 7870 tahiti le and overclocked the piss out of it up to passing 7950 levels lol. the processor upgrade was good, but the video card upgrade has been whats really pleased me biggrin.gif

I enjoy my 3770k but i think the 8350 is a great choice with a good fx990 board. so save the money that i didnt and get that 8350! overclock! and enjoy compute performance of almost a stock 3770k and invest in a 7950 and overclock that! itll be a huge upgrade!

order of upgrade id say though should be

1. 8350
2. ssd (if you havent switched yet your in for a treat lol)
3. video card (the 6950 is still a very capable card so this is ranked last in my eyes, but the 7000 series is a good boost after overclocking smile.gif

hope that helps thumb.gif go AMD lol (i run intel but still love the red team biggrin.gif)
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Originally Posted by oats2012 View Post

i went from 1100t to a 3770k and went from 6950 2gb to a 7870 tahiti le and overclocked the piss out of it up to passing 7950 levels lol. the processor upgrade was good, but the video card upgrade has been whats really pleased me biggrin.gif

I enjoy my 3770k but i think the 8350 is a great choice with a good fx990 board. so save the money that i didnt and get that 8350! overclock! and enjoy compute performance of almost a stock 3770k and invest in a 7950 and overclock that! itll be a huge upgrade!

order of upgrade id say though should be

1. 8350
2. ssd (if you havent switched yet your in for a treat lol)
3. video card (the 6950 is still a very capable card so this is ranked last in my eyes, but the 7000 series is a good boost after overclocking smile.gif

hope that helps thumb.gif go AMD lol (i run intel but still love the red team biggrin.gif)


Thanks for the input good man!

Does anyone else have any other opinion, I'm all ears!
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I'm putting another 6950 with the one I have (sig) to last me till games look like 8 bit tongue.gif

Damn thing should have arrived today but Royal Fail .... failed. mad.gif

EDIT: OC that CPU this isn't stockclock.net biggrin.gif and aim for 2500+ on the NB, timings better than speed for the RAM thumb.gif
Edited by Spacedinvader - 4/8/13 at 2:30pm
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What 700 watts PSU?

Before you start upgrading anything make sure its not some POS PSU you have that will blow when pushed too far
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post #7 of 30
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

What 700 watts PSU?

Before you start upgrading anything make sure its not some POS PSU you have that will blow when pushed too far

It's a Corsair 700W PSU
post #8 of 30
SSD and OC bro it will feel like a new machine thumb.gif
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post #9 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmyWorm View Post

It's a Corsair 700W PSU

Which Corsair PSU?
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post #10 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Which Corsair PSU?

Sorry it's not a Corsair, just checked it is a:

Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus RS-700-PCAA-E3 ATX12V Power Supply. 700W EXTREME V 2.3 80% EFF G-PWR. 80% Efficiency - 700 W - Internal - 110 V AC, 220 V AC
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