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Got the itch to upgrade. What would be the best upgrade for $300-$400?
I cant decide what i should do. Any and all suggestions appreciated?
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post #2 of 33
X6 1055T, Radeon 6850/70, and an SSD. (Doubt the SSD will fit your budget though)
Edited by goldcrow - 12/26/10 at 9:48am
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CPU and GPU.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6870

TOTAL: $385
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Great suggestions guys. Thanks. Quick question. Would I benefit any to upgrade MB and Ram and keep current cpu and gpu. Say to:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131631
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303
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post #5 of 33
Would not upgrade mobo with Bulldozer on the horizon. New CPU should be usable on the newer AM3+ boards until you can afford total upgrade at that time.

RAM upgrade will give lowest bang for buck compared to CPU and GPU.
Edited by Baskt_Case - 12/26/10 at 9:57am
    
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post #6 of 33
nah, stick with the same board, just put a better cpu and gpu in it, that will yield the best returns!
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post #7 of 33
You'll benefit more from a processor and graphics card upgrade than a mobo and ram one. the 68xx series alone kills your GTS250.
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post #8 of 33
seeing that your cpu is overclocked to 3.5 ghz, mite want a newer gpu and a true 4 core cpu. Microcenter has t1055 for $159 (6 core), and get a 5850 + on gpu.
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post #9 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by jnd426 View Post
Great suggestions guys. Thanks. Quick question. Would I benefit any to upgrade MB and Ram and keep current cpu and gpu. Say to:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131631
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303
At similar price, may take a look at the BioStar TA890 also.
post #10 of 33
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Will my MB handle a 955be or a 1055T OC with being only being a 4+1?
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1 TB F3,F3 250 gig Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64 bit 22" Acer 1650x1050 
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