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Thanks for the help guys, im thinking of just clocking my cpu a bit higher and holding back on the ram and mobo for a bit and then gng to get a bigger Psu and probably a 6870
I don't think you need a larger PSU. Gigabyte PSUs are underrated and aren't bad at all. I think you can run a GTX480 on that.
post #22 of 23
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Hmm, was thinking that aswell, but surely my Graphics card is more newer than the cpu therefore a new am3 cpu would prob bring more benefits than the Graphics?

Im probably wrong there, but for me getting a new cpu and cooler sounds more realistic as i am able to play most my games maxed out with my 5770.
The HD series cards have good performance. My Wife' 5750 is almost as good maxed out @ 1080p as my 2x GTS 250s. Your 5770 is probably even better. however since you are already running a 940 a 970 isn't going to give you that big of a performance increase. I would wait until the new procs come out and then you can upgrade to a new mobo and proc and see if you can crank up the clock on that bad boy.

I take it you have already OCed your 940? If not try a nice CPU fan like the Hyper 212, the mugen, or the more expensive ones and you'll get to a 970 speed for cheaper. The 970 doesn't OC very high anyhow. Most people are crashing at 4.2 Ghz even with good temps.
Edited by mrbbman - 3/15/11 at 11:30am
post #23 of 23
Go with a new GFX card! You will see much much bigger gains.

You can pick up a second 5770 or a GTX 460 for the same money as that new cpu.

But I'd also suggest saving a little more and going with a GTX 560. Unless of course you are a die hard ATi fan.
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