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4850 or processor upgrade?

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i have my sig rig should i get an 4850, e8400, or q6600. I play Age of Conan and COD4 atm. Which would be a better buy now. thanks!
    
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post #3 of 9
Your CPU is fine IMO. Get the 4850.
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post #4 of 9
Go with the GPU to be honest.
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Your system looks fine to me as is lol. Are you having problems playing those 2 games?
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In performance gain per dollar of upgrade, the purchase of the graphics card will yield greater gain.
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post #7 of 9
indeed GPU swap, since game performance now is solely based on the GPU itself now. ur cpu is fine...3ghz is 3ghz.. ^ ^ its not holdin you back.
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post #8 of 9
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thanks for the quick replies the 4850 it is.
    
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post #9 of 9
4850...

though i wouldn't think it's really needed, but hey, since when does that matter
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