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November 7, 2013 6:40:47 PM

Hey guys,
I have a tough dilemma.. I dont know what to upgrade, i have a strict 280 dollar budget.
My current system
CPU: fx 4100
GPU: radeon 7750
GPU: Rosewill extreme 750
Mobo:m5a97
RAM: corsair vengeance 8gb 1600 mhz
hard drive:WD 500 gb
I first thought maybe i should upgrade my gpu to gtx 760 4gb, then i looked around the internet and thought maybe i should get radeon HD 7950... then i looked some for what is enough for bf4 ultra.. so i thought maybe i should get fx 6300 and a 7870 then i saw peoples post saying fx isnt good for gaming so i thought maybe i should just get i5 3570k.. and a motherboard.
Please help.

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November 7, 2013 6:46:00 PM

The FX 6300 is a GREAT value and it's plenty powerful enough for BF4. It would be a tremendous upgrade from your 4100.

You could add a 7850 also and stay within your budget. The 7850 would a be a huge upgrade from your 7750.
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November 7, 2013 6:47:30 PM

Or even better, get a FX 6300, sell your 4100 and 7750, and then get a 7950 or 660ti, or even a 760
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November 7, 2013 6:57:41 PM

CTurbo said:
Or even better, get a FX 6300, sell your 4100 and 7750, and then get a 7950 or 660ti, or even a 760

thanks, but how should i sell my fx4100 and 7750??
and also the wouldnt the i5 be more future proof?
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November 7, 2013 7:10:01 PM

Ebay is the most popular choice of selling used parts, but you could try to sell them locally.

i5s are best for gaming NOW, but I think that the FX 8320/8350 would probably be a little more future proof. Plus, if you want to switch to Intel, you would have to get a new motherboard too and then you just blew your budget.
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November 7, 2013 7:59:06 PM

CTurbo said:
Ebay is the most popular choice of selling used parts, but you could try to sell them locally.

i5s are best for gaming NOW, but I think that the FX 8320/8350 would probably be a little more future proof. Plus, if you want to switch to Intel, you would have to get a new motherboard too and then you just blew your budget.

How much should i sell them for?
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November 7, 2013 9:26:43 PM

Ive decided to get a video card first then a cpu, but what video card should i get.
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November 8, 2013 5:07:27 AM

I say look around and see what other people are selling them for. You could probably get 60-70% value for them at least.

I say get at least a 7850 or 650ti boost. If you can afford to go a little higher, go for a 7870, GTX 660, or R9 270x.

Wanna go a little higher? 7950, 660ti, or R9 280

You need a better processor though! The FX 6300 gets my vote!
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November 8, 2013 7:46:27 AM

CTurbo said:
I say look around and see what other people are selling them for. You could probably get 60-70% value for them at least.

I say get at least a 7850 or 650ti boost. If you can afford to go a little higher, go for a 7870, GTX 660, or R9 270x.

Wanna go a little higher? 7950, 660ti, or R9 280

You need a better processor though! The FX 6300 gets my vote!


Alright what gpu do u recommend? after looking at so many threads i cant say anything for sure... some people are saying gtx 760 sucks and some say its good and some ay the 7950 sucks and and some way its good. I dont know.
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November 8, 2013 8:02:35 AM

Neither the 7950 nor the 760 "suck" trust me.

Give me a minute and I'll look around for video card deals.

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November 8, 2013 8:12:09 AM

I'm still seeing 7850s and 650ti boosts for as low as $109. Either would be a steal at that price. GTX 660s and 7870s come in at around $140. I'm trying to stay within your $280 budget and I'm assuming a $120 FX 6300 in there.
You could get a FX 8320 for about $155, and either the 7850 or 650ti boost, and that would be very solid way to spend $280.
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November 8, 2013 10:08:42 AM

CTurbo said:
I'm still seeing 7850s and 650ti boosts for as low as $109. Either would be a steal at that price. GTX 660s and 7870s come in at around $140. I'm trying to stay within your $280 budget and I'm assuming a $120 FX 6300 in there.
You could get a FX 8320 for about $155, and either the 7850 or 650ti boost, and that would be very solid way to spend $280.


Well if i sold my fx4100 and 7750 for 140total i can get fx6300. So which gpu should.i get with the $280 assuming i can sell my stuff.
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November 8, 2013 10:36:08 AM

$280 gets you more video card than you're likely to ever need. The GTX 660ti and HD 7950 are in the low $200s and HD 7970, GTX 760, R9 280 could all be had for less than $280
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November 8, 2013 10:36:45 AM

$280 gets you more video card than you're likely to ever need. The GTX 660ti and HD 7950 are in the low $200s and HD 7970, GTX 760, R9 280 could all be had for less than $280
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November 8, 2013 5:06:46 PM

CTurbo said:
$280 gets you more video card than you're likely to ever need. The GTX 660ti and HD 7950 are in the low $200s and HD 7970, GTX 760, R9 280 could all be had for less than $280

So which gpu should i buy? 7970? 760? Or even 7950,i bought bf 4when it came out and i had horrible lag even with the 760(i borrowed a friends gpu)
The 7970 costs 360 dollars
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November 8, 2013 9:04:24 PM

You would not experience any lag with a FX 6300 + a GTX 760 on single 1080p monitor.

What resolution are you gaming on?


Get the FX 6300 at least but if you can afford to spend an extra $30-40, the FX 8320 would be worth it.

See if you can find a GTX 770 for less than $280. If not, the R9 280 or GTX 760 would be next best. After that, the 7950 or 660ti would still be great for 1080p.


My vote goes to the FX 8320 + GTX 760 if you can afford it.
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November 8, 2013 9:47:07 PM

CTurbo said:
You would not experience any lag with a FX 6300 + a GTX 760 on single 1080p monitor.

What resolution are you gaming on?


Get the FX 6300 at least but if you can afford to spend an extra $30-40, the FX 8320 would be worth it.

See if you can find a GTX 770 for less than $280. If not, the R9 280 or GTX 760 would be next best. After that, the 7950 or 660ti would still be great for 1080p.


My vote goes to the FX 8320 + GTX 760 if you can afford it.

I am gaming on 1600x900 resolution.
Do u think it would be more future proof if i got a i5 3570k with a motherboard and get gpu later or just get a cpu now and upgrade the cpu soon?
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November 9, 2013 5:21:45 AM

Do you really want to go through the trouble of switching motherboards? You would have to almost completely rebuild your PC.

Plus, you can barely get an i5 3570k and motherboard for $280. You can, but the motherboard won't be good enough to get 100% out of your 3570k.

It's also impossible to predict the future, but there is a pretty good chance that an FX 8320/8350 could be MORE future proof than an i5.

There is no doubt that an i5 is better right now though.

If you are only gaming on 1600x900, a 7850 or 650ti boost would be plenty strong enough. If you want some extra overkill, spend a little more and get a 660 or a 7870.

I say get a FX 8350 + HD 7850 for your setup. And don't forget a good cpu cooler!
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November 9, 2013 9:29:26 AM

7970? 760? Or even 7950,i bought bf 4when it came out and i had horrible lag even with the 760(i borrowed a friends gpu)
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CTurbo said:
Do you really want to go through the trouble of switching motherboards? You would have to almost completely rebuild your PC.

Plus, you can barely get an i5 3570k and motherboard for $280. You can, but the motherboard won't be good enough to get 100% out of your 3570k.

It's also impossible to predict the future, but there is a pretty good chance that an FX 8320/8350 could be MORE future proof than an i5.

There is no doubt that an i5 is better right now though.

If you are only gaming on 1600x900, a 7850 or 650ti boost would be plenty strong enough. If you want some extra overkill, spend a little more and get a 660 or a 7870.

I say get a FX 8350 + HD 7850 for your setup. And don't forget a good cpu cooler!


Where should i buy them?
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November 9, 2013 7:10:23 PM

Where do you live? Can you order from amazon.com, newegg.com, or tigerdirect.com? Those are the 3 most popular places in the US.
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November 9, 2013 7:36:36 PM

CTurbo said:
Where do you live? Can you order from amazon.com, newegg.com, or tigerdirect.com? Those are the 3 most popular places in the US.

Seattle
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November 10, 2013 5:56:24 AM

Great so price check at those three places. Or let us know when you're ready to buy and we can help you find the best deal at that time. Internet deals change daily.
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