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October 19, 2013 6:10:08 PM

So as the title says. I am not 100% sure I should upgrade my system yet. This setup plays games fine on medium to high. I LOVE to over clock and tweak everything I can tweak. I just feel its about time for a new system. I am just not sure what I have in mind will be a difference between night and day.
My system currently

Phenom x6 1100t @ 4.0ghz ,H70 cooler
XFX 6870 oc 985mhz ,Stock cooler
Corsair Dominator 8gb @ 1333ghz
Cheap gigabyte mainboard GA-890GPA-UD3h
NZXT Phantom case loaded with fans

I want to go with this
AMD FX 8350 @ 4.5-4.8ghz depending on temps
single XFX 7970
Corsair Dominator 8gb @ 1600mhz
Asus Corsshair V Formula Z main board for all the tweaking I love to do.


I fully have the money to pay for this maybe more. I am just on the fence whether or not I ll see a DAY and NIGHT difference. I know I ll get some pretty good fps and nice fast clocks. But is it worth the money? OR should I wait for amds next cpu? I am basicly saying, my current rig is enough for me. I love it, for what it is and how old it is, it does great. I am pretty sure with the setup I want I would see high to ultra on most games with single monitor 1080p. I am leaning towards just doing it. But I just want some input and suggestions.
I love playing things like Metro, Stalker, farcry 3, Crysis 1 2 and 3. Witcher 2, World of Warcraft, and every next gen new game. I am pretty sure this is something I ll do, I just need a little convincing.

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October 19, 2013 6:15:31 PM

The 8350 is fine. The video card update is not a day and night difference. It is a Winter and summer difference. You will see major changes in FPS and will run a lot of games on highest settings.
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October 19, 2013 6:43:23 PM

The only thing I would say would be on the memory going from 1333 to 1600 will not really give you much if any of a performance boost.

Other than that you should see a good increase in performance. I am not saying don't get the memory but if you are already running you current ram in dual channel it is something you could skip and use that money for something else in your upgrade. From what I have read here on Tomshardware the speed difference is not really much.
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October 19, 2013 10:32:52 PM

Would I be better off going with a 3570k and a 1155 socket board and same 7970?
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October 20, 2013 7:09:09 AM

CoCoCorpse said:
Would I be better off going with a 3570k and a 1155 socket board and same 7970?


Well intel is better for gaming than AMD. But future games will use more than 2 or 4 cores which lets AMD in the game. But you should still get intel.

Get a 1150 motherboard and a 4670k. They aren't much different in prices.
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