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December 19, 2013 4:25:28 PM

I keep going round in circles with this decision. I wan to play BF4 high res in 1080p with a decent frame rate. Both my GPU and CPU need updating but i can only really afford to upgrade one.

Will having a better CPU, mobo and ram improve my gaming performance?

...or should I upgrade my GPU, to see a more noticeable improvement?

Heres what I have (or dont)

CPU: intel core 2 quad Q6600
MB: Asus P5NE-SLi
Ram: 4gb ocz 6400
GC: Radeon 4870 dark knight

Please help me decide....thanks

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December 19, 2013 4:33:35 PM

januth said:
I keep going round in circles with this decision. I wan to play BF4 high res in 1080p with a decent frame rate. Both my GPU and CPU need updating but i can only really afford to upgrade one.

Will having a better CPU, mobo and ram improve my gaming performance?

...or should I upgrade my GPU, to see a more noticeable improvement?

Heres what I have (or dont)

CPU: intel core 2 quad Q6600
MB: Asus P5NE-SLi
Ram: 4gb ocz 6400
GC: Radeon 4870 dark knight

Please help me decide....thanks


I think CPU/motherboard/RAM is more urgent. What's your budget?
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December 19, 2013 5:04:46 PM

Francisco Costa said:
januth said:
I keep going round in circles with this decision. I wan to play BF4 high res in 1080p with a decent frame rate. Both my GPU and CPU need updating but i can only really afford to upgrade one.

Will having a better CPU, mobo and ram improve my gaming performance?

...or should I upgrade my GPU, to see a more noticeable improvement?

Heres what I have (or dont)

CPU: intel core 2 quad Q6600
MB: Asus P5NE-SLi
Ram: 4gb ocz 6400
GC: Radeon 4870 dark knight

Please help me decide....thanks


I think CPU/motherboard/RAM is more urgent. What's your budget?


Thanks for the prompt response: £150...thinking amd 6300 fx

Will cpu slow my gaming then?
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December 20, 2013 9:24:51 AM

Really need an overhaul to play BF4 at 1080p...even at low settings. I might got with a new GPU first, but you are going to get some bottlenecking from your older hardware.
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December 20, 2013 9:41:20 AM

I would say GPU but you only have 4gb of ram so i'm not sure what to say.
You really should have 8gb for Battlefield 4
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December 20, 2013 12:20:23 PM

Valid points and as I feared...think I mighttry and squeeze funds to do the full system. Thanks for the advice.
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December 20, 2013 3:16:23 PM

AMD FX 6300, Gigabyte 970a DS3, Kingston HyperX 2x4gb 1600Mhz
And get the Gigabyte GTX 770 OC later whenever you can.
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December 20, 2013 4:41:22 PM

januth said:
I keep going round in circles with this decision. I wan to play BF4 high res in 1080p with a decent frame rate. Both my GPU and CPU need updating but i can only really afford to upgrade one.

Will having a better CPU, mobo and ram improve my gaming performance?

...or should I upgrade my GPU, to see a more noticeable improvement?

Heres what I have (or dont)

CPU: intel core 2 quad Q6600
MB: Asus P5NE-SLi
Ram: 4gb ocz 6400
GC: Radeon 4870 dark knight

Please help me decide....thanks


everything needs a fairly big jump

whats your psu
how many slots are you using up in ram ( ddr2 ram is fairly cheap and 4gb is going to bottleneck you in any game)


its possible we might be able to squeeze a bit more performance out of your rig and youll be able to use some the new parts till you can re overall your rig






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December 20, 2013 8:27:57 PM

Honestly guys, he is working of a 2006 based PC. It is most likely time to start anew. I think any suggestions of patch working his current PC would be a relatively bad idea.

*Deep Breath* You have obviously gotten some great usage out of your PC (and for that you should be proud). However, In order to truly enjoy "next gen gaming" you are going to need new....well....everything to be on the safe side of things. If I may ask one thing, what would be your budget IF you were to go with a new PC. I think this would help the community point you in the right direction....the move towards quality gaming.

This is of course my own opinion, but you MAY be able to patch your PC up for a few new titles in the short term. I don't think this is an economic approach to the issue (econ major...so that's how I think...unfortunately).
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December 21, 2013 1:11:28 AM

Thanks all! Ghost great minds...after all your advice I have started a new build...this is what I have purchased so far:
AMD FX 6300
Gigabyte 970a DS3
and 4gb crucial ballistics 1866mhz ram (couldnt afford another stick yet?

Will get another 4gb stick soon then Radeon 6870

would you suggest anything else?
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December 21, 2013 1:17:00 AM

That's not a very good board if you want to overclock your CPU.
1600mhz ram is fine and probably cheaper.
If you could go for an AMD 270/270x or a 7870 that would be better and give your system more longevity
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December 21, 2013 1:44:00 AM

januth said:
Thanks all! Ghost great minds...after all your advice I have started a new build...this is what I have purchased so far:
AMD FX 6300
Gigabyte 970a DS3
and 4gb crucial ballistics 1866mhz ram (couldnt afford another stick yet?

Will get another 4gb stick soon then Radeon 6870

would you suggest anything else?


go with 7870 its faster and better 6870 uses old tech

gcn is better then what the 6870 and the 7870 will last you a while as it can be occed for better performance if you cant afford the 7870 the 7850 is also better then the 6870

make sure power supply is 600w

your also going to need a brand new os
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December 21, 2013 2:13:28 AM

Oh and also consider the AMD 7850/7870 will be mantle compatible.
The 6870 won't be!
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December 22, 2013 10:37:51 PM

jay2577 said:
That's not a very good board if you want to overclock your CPU.
1600mhz ram is fine and probably cheaper.
If you could go for an AMD 270/270x or a 7870 that would be better and give your system more longevity


Agreed, on the 1600mhz ram. Give us an idea of what you are willing to spend on this new PC. If you can define that, this thread will likely be full of complete build suggestions.

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February 3, 2014 5:08:52 AM

270x / 760 and go :D 
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