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post #11 of 19
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thanks for the quick replies...

unless my computer will chrash (which i am pretty sure it will, because i've had some problems starting it, and its been repaired 2 times allready ) ill probably go for the GPU, cuz im gaming more than anything else on my computer I've always thought that a higher CPU speed lead to better gaming performance because i've never had problems with my GPU, only with my CPU (regarding gaming requirements), but clearly om wrong then?
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I think you've got a pretty good balance between CPU and GPU. Even if you upgrade your GPU, I think you'll quickly be faced with a CPU bottleneck. Either upgrade both CPU and GPU (does your board support Athlon II's?) or stick with what you have until you can afford a complete platform upgrade.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
You need 3 different upgrade for your sig rig and I put them in order.
1) Mobo.
2) CPU.
3) Video card.
First upgrade you choose is the one that will show NO improvement at all compared to the other 2.
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Originally Posted by antuk15 View Post
First upgrade you choose is the one that will show NO improvement at all compared to the other 2.
Only if he can't overclock on his original mobo.....which he can't, at least not enough to make a difference.
I vote
1) mobo
2) GPU
3) CPU
Edited by Mr.Scott - 1/4/11 at 1:22pm
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post #15 of 19
Strapped for cash:
I would see if your mother board will support a flash and a cheap AMD2+/AMD3 cpu. If so then grab a cheap Athlon X4/Phenom II first. Then upgrade the video card for the feature: GTX 460 or so.

I was in your same boat with a AMD 64 X2 6000+ and a 9800GTX+ about 6 months ago. I grabbed a new video card first (GTX 470) and then about 4 months later went the complete route of new mother board, cpu, memory because the newer games really need 3-4 cores and the 6000+ seemed to bog down BC2.
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I would see if your mother board will support a flash and a cheap AMD2+/AMD3 cpu.
Support list for that board.
http://www.abit.com.tw/cpu-support-l...00_nf-m2pv.htm
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Originally Posted by Mr.Scott View Post

oh, ouch. Then I would go with:
A: used 6000+ or better and used videocard
B: new mobo and cpu
C: for about ~$400 you can grab new mobo. cpu, memory, and used video card.
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Hehe I cannot see any reason at all for you upgrading from a 6000+, that is like 3.0 GHz? Hehe, do you know that "invidia" means jealousy in latin ?

But thanks to all for your quick replies
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Going to a 6000+ would not be a good upgrade, it's will still be borderline for new game.
If you upgrade the GPU, 4850/5770 is probably the max you can have without being bottleneck too much by the CPU.

The best upgrade, new mobo/ram/cpu, that should give you some FPS more in game and more power for future.
// AMD
Mobo at 100$
Phenom II x4 955 at 150$
Ram DDR3 50/60$
=310$

// AMD
Mobo at 80$
Athlon II x4 at 100$
Ram, keep your DDR2 with a new mobo.
=180$, ADD to this a new GPU

// Intel
Small P67 mobo at 130$
Sb i5 2500k at 220$
Ram DDR3 50$
=400$

Something like that would give you a great upgrade for some time of course. If you upgrade your GPU only it won't last you for long with new game.
    
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