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Should i upgrade my CPU or my GFX Card first?

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as you can see my CPU is a crap pentium dual core, and i have a 4850. when i play crysis i have a bit of lagg on med settings and i would like to get everyone's opinion on which i should upgrade first. should i get a second 4850and crossfire it or should i get a Q6600 CPU. i dont want to waste too much money all at once so which one is more urgent to be upgraded. bear in mind that crysis is very stressing on GFX, more so than on the CPU.
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CPU. oh and why do you have 2 threads of this? http://www.overclock.net/ati/426172-...y-cpu-gfx.html
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I'd go for the CPU. Having two cards in crossfire is useless if your CPU is bottlenecking and holding it back.
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i have 2 threads because they are in 2 different sections. 1 in cpus and 1 in gfx cards.
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upgrade your CPU...your GPU is fine but your CPU could be better.
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