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May 11, 2013 4:48:55 PM

I currently have a gaming desktop with a Eight Core AMD FX-8350 overclocked to 5.0 GHz (Liquid Cooling), 8 GB Kingstion HyperX RAM, a Zotac Zone GT640 2 GB Graphics Card. My question: Which upgrade would be better- (I can only do one) a new Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Graphics Card or 8 GB more HyperX RAM (So I would have 16 GB) I mostly play games, but occasionally do Photoshop work.

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a c 124 U Graphics card
May 11, 2013 4:55:57 PM

Graphics card, the low end Keplers are pretty horrible performers even by low end standards. 8GB is plenty of RAM for gaming.
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May 11, 2013 4:58:07 PM

What card would you recommend (For under $300) that supports multiple monitors. (2 1080P)
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a c 189 U Graphics card
May 11, 2013 8:46:32 PM

Agree, adding more RAM will not help, upgrade your current card to better one is the solution, you will see big performance increase going from GT640 to HD7870 or better... :) 
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May 11, 2013 9:37:25 PM

Just to mix it up a bit(personally id go for the 7950 considering I did lol). Im going to have to suggest THIS. Not really a recommendation as Ive never used Nvidia products, therefore I cannot attest to their performance. Just saying its worth noting, if it was me though Id go for the 7950...in fact a quick search reveals This Gem which with 10% off and a twenty dollar rebate makes it the same price as the 660 ti. Dont do ram, just do graphics for now id say your set on ram for awhile.
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May 11, 2013 11:10:58 PM

Hey porter, the 8gb is enough for gaming. So it would be the video card for your selection :) 
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