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January 5, 2014 2:18:40 PM

Hello everyone! I have a little problem I have run into. Sadly, my computer can't run all of these next gen graphic games on the high settings anymore. I can barely run Battlefield 4 on medium settings. I was wondering, should I upgrade my cpu or gpu first? I want the most performance as I can get as soon as possible. I also have another question, in some games when I look out into the distance my fps drops a little, is that the cpu's fault of the gpu's fault? Thanks for the help.

GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560
CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1055t
RAM: 12gb
HDD: 2 500gb
January 5, 2014 2:26:02 PM

overclock cpu
get a better gpu
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January 5, 2014 2:32:29 PM

1. Gpu first
2. Should be the gpu's fault.

I would recommend 7870 if 150 budget, 760 if 240 budget, and 770 if 300 budget.
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January 5, 2014 2:34:52 PM

overclock cpu
get a better gpu


That.

PSU if needed for more vid card.

1055t is still a strong processor, the 560 is kinda meh.
Good cpu cooler if you don't already have one, to facilitate the OC.

Running the northbridge up to 2600 even with no clock increase will yield huge gains in cpu thruput.
Pair that with a mild 24/7 OC, get a good mid-hi end graphics card, and be a happy camper for another year or two.
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January 5, 2014 2:35:26 PM

If you have a decent after market cooler then your best bet is probably overclocking a bit and buying a new GPU. I would recommend a Radeon 7870, r9 270x, or a GTX 660 (non reference design)
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January 5, 2014 4:23:03 PM

combine1237 said:
1. Gpu first
2. Should be the gpu's fault.

I would recommend 7870 if 150 budget, 760 if 240 budget, and 770 if 300 budget.


Thanks, I couldn't figure out what one would have to be upgraded. :) 
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