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Looking to upgrade CPU & Graphics.. Need help!

My build as of now..

OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: A10 7850k
MB: A88XM-A
HD: (Not sure of name) 1 TB
RAM: Ballistix (2) 4GB Sport
Power Supply: Corsair CX500
Case: Diablotek EVO ATX Mid Tower


I want to upgrade so that I may be able to play games like Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas on Ultra with Huge Immersion mods as well.

I have $700 that I want to use to add possibly a new cpu and graphics card
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  1. Your CPU is good enough, dont worry about that... I would reccomend the GTX 780! At newegg.com
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130918

    That 200 dollars you have left, u can buy more RAM.
  2. An odd balance pairing an APU with a GTX780. Might actually get bottlenecked and if you spend most of the money on a GPU, nothing left over if that is the case. PSU has just enough connections for a GTX780 so it would be running near maxed out all the time, which is not good.

    8GB of memory is plenty.

    A compromise might be a GTX770 or an 280X from AMD. Heck even a GTX760 or a 270X would make a decent gaming machine with that processor.
  3. Eximo said:
    An odd balance pairing an APU with a GTX780. Might actually get bottlenecked and if you spend most of the money on a GPU, nothing left over if that is the case. PSU has just enough connections for a GTX780 so it would be running near maxed out all the time, which is not good.

    8GB of memory is plenty.

    A compromise might be a GTX770 or an 280X from AMD. Heck even a GTX760 or a 270X would make a decent gaming machine with that processor.


    The graphics card is the main part in your computer... The procsessor doesnt actually matter, since he have a good one from before of.
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    GTX780 is a very high end graphics card, and to get the data to the card at the rates it requires may require more CPU power then that processor has available to move around large texture files and move data between the ram and the video card. It is very fast for an APU, but is still the equivalent of a modern Athlon class processor (Which they offer by disabling the APU onboard graphics).

    This is why you see a lot of builds with the FX series of processors, they don't have onboard graphics and their IPC is a little better as a result since all that power goes into x86 cores and onboard cache. Though a better buy for per-core performance is still Intel.
  5. I went ahead and bought a new power supply (Corsair Cx750M) and a "PNY" GeForce GTX 770, but I do appreciate the input fellas! :)
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