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I just recently started gaming. Not sure what kind of games I'll be playing in the future but I want to play at decent frame rates. I've been playing games like Left 4 dead 2, Mass Effect 2, Fallout 3. Playing these type of games what type of upgrade path should I take? All input appreciated.
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post #2 of 16
try with new gpu.. im not saying that one is bad... i have 8800gt and just got 6850... happy with both.. except 8800gt im only using when its cold.. hehe...
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Try to work up a budget for an AM3 board + some ddr3/new processor
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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Erper View Post
try with new gpu.. im not saying that one is bad... i have 8800gt and just got 6850... happy with both.. except 8800gt im only using when its cold.. hehe...
I thought about upgrading to a gtx 560 but would the rest of my outdated rig bottle neck the gpu.
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post #5 of 16
can u unlock 4th core on cpu?
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post #6 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Erper View Post
can u unlock 4th core on cpu?
I tried. No go.
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post #7 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by W_Tillmans View Post
Try to work up a budget for an AM3 board + some ddr3/new processor
I've got a wish list put together at the egg with all that. Just more than I can spend right now.
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post #8 of 16
how much can u spend?
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post #9 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Erper View Post
how much can u spend?
Up to $400. No more.
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post #10 of 16
you don't need to go all out. you'll benifit more from a black edition cpu with nice l3 cache.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103846
and alittle more decent video card to
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102909
if you want to go with a quad..thats up to you. but l3 cache will benifit gaming
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