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my rig is a phenom II X4 925 at 3.3 ghz 16 GB hyper x ram gigabyte HD 6850 OC and an asus M5A97 EVO should i get a a fx 8350 or go for a graphics card hd 7870 tahiti? Any thoughts?
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8350 would be better, also depends on your use
    
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the phenom ii x4 is a good CPU. there will be slight bottlenecks. but once you try to max out the latest games you are primarily GPU limited. go for the HD 7870 Tahiti.
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