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Well like most people on here I have gotten an itch to upgrade, the only part I would see upgrading is the RAM to a higher frequency or my GPU. First, if I were to upgrade from my 7950 what would be the best route to go or should I wait till next gen cards? I haven't been on for awhile just graduated high school and was job hunting for months after I graduated finally got a job and some income coming, so I'll become active as of now. Also, I remember reading that Ivy Bridge likes high frequency RAM not sure if that's true or not. Anyway any help on if I should upgrade my GPU or RAM would be helpful.
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post #2 of 9
Your CPU is still good. If anything I would either do another card and or ram.
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You'll probably just want to wait a little bit longer before getting a GPU, AMD & Nvidia are gutting it out with price drops, so hold out a bit longer.
8GB is very sufficient, standard but sufficient. I wouldn't see a point in getting more RAM other than for the sheer e-peen factor.
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Get another card and crossfire and wait for 20nm.
 
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Thanks for the replies guys. I kinda got out of the gaming world/benchmarks for a few months, with these new cards who seems to be on top and are there any cards now that offer a good increase in FPS at a decent price? Not biased on either company btw, I just buy whats good.
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R9 290x and the R9 290 are all the rage right now!
 
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Originally Posted by TKFlight View Post

Thanks for the replies guys. I kinda got out of the gaming world/benchmarks for a few months, with these new cards who seems to be on top and are there any cards now that offer a good increase in FPS at a decent price? Not biased on either company btw, I just buy whats good.

AMD is just pumping out their new cards, but neither side has really delivered that big card that i'd classify as a major upgrade over your current GPU. But if anything, AMD has their top end R9-290X and R9-290 models. Speculated to be at $550 for 290x and $450 for 290.
Nvidia has dropped their prices to compete, $500 for 780 and $399 for GTX 770.
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Thanks for the replies guys. I kinda got out of the gaming world/benchmarks for a few months, with these new cards who seems to be on top and are there any cards now that offer a good increase in FPS at a decent price? Not biased on either company btw, I just buy whats good.

R9 290 launches on Nov 5th. expected price USD 400 - 450. around 35 - 40% faster than HD 7950 at same clocks. sell the HD 7950 and go for R9 290.

http://videocardz.com/47439/amd-radeon-r9-290-pushed-back-week
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