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Hey, I"m looking to upgrade sometime over the summer and wonder which part would be the best possible upgrade to my current system.



Thanks!
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post #2 of 23
What budget are you working with?

I would say get a new psu and a second gpu or sell current and get a 7950/7970
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I would like to keep the budget below 500-600 and how come PSU upgrade? The 700watts not good enough anymore or something?
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No that is plenty of power. It's just that coolmax makes very cheap psu's that could kill your system.
post #5 of 23
that 960T unlocks?

i'd go for a 7950 and a better cpu cooler like a H100i or even custom. oc your cpu to 4GHz and you should be good.
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Alright would you recommend Coolermaster and Corsair PSU's? How come AMD 7000 series and no Nvidia...AMD better?


Yes this 960T unlocks on this mobo
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AMD for budget
Nvidia for Full Pockets
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AMD for budget
Nvidia for Full Pockets

^this. plus, looking at the other components of your system. 1600 Rams would be nice and help oc your cpu higher.

edit: i own a zosma and had paired it with the 7950 and 7970. 4GHz will help a lot. believe me. a 7950 is like having 2 6950s in your system.

my 7950 was still faster than this 7970 (have not pushed it yet) . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6396025
Edited by rdr09 - 6/17/13 at 4:07am
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Alright would you recommend Coolermaster and Corsair PSU's? How come AMD 7000 series and no Nvidia...AMD better?

Most of Cooler Master's PSUs are junk, Corsair's are generally good. For a single-GPU setup, I'd recommend something like the Rosewill Capstone-550 ($80 shipped @ Newegg) or Seasonic's G-Series 550w ($85 @ Newegg).

As for video cards, I'd keep my eye out for upcoming GTX 760 which should come out around the 25th. If the rumors are true, it will be a tweaked GTX 670 with faster clocks + RAM and come in at $299.
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Alright would you recommend Coolermaster and Corsair PSU's? How come AMD 7000 series and no Nvidia...AMD better?


Yes this 960T unlocks on this mobo
Does it unlock stable though? With the 960T, I would just aim for the highest OC you can get on all cores available (be it 4 or 6).

What is better just depends on what you are looking for. AMD is does well on Performance to the dollar (generally beating cards priced well higher iirc. 7950 vs 670 and 7970 vs 680). Nvidia will do some things better though, like anything that is CUDA accelerated, or any physx work. Just depends on what you want.
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