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What should I upgrade?

I have around $200 to spend. I have and intel core duo E8400 and 8gb of ram. I could overclock both if necessary. I have an nvidia geforce 9600 GT graphics card. My power supply is 600w I think. I want to be able to play BF4 at the best frames I can. Should I get an r9 270x or should I go for a Kaveri Apu and a cheap motherboard? I could play 720p or 1080p. I just want my best bang for the buck upgrade.
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  1. r9 270x is the best bang for the buck
  2. Try87 said:
    I have around $200 to spend. I have and intel core duo E8400 and 8gb of ram. I could overclock both if necessary. I have an nvidia geforce 9600 GT graphics card. My power supply is 600w I think. I want to be able to play BF4 at the best frames I can. Should I get an r9 270x or should I go for a Kaveri Apu and a cheap motherboard? I could play 720p or 1080p. I just want my best bang for the buck upgrade.


    Anonymous said:
    r9 270x is the best bang for the buck


    I am worried about the bottleneck. Do you know what the frame difference would be between the two setups?
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    there will be slight bottleneck.. but it should work fine
  4. Try87 said:
    Try87 said:
    I have around $200 to spend. I have and intel core duo E8400 and 8gb of ram. I could overclock both if necessary. I have an nvidia geforce 9600 GT graphics card. My power supply is 600w I think. I want to be able to play BF4 at the best frames I can. Should I get an r9 270x or should I go for a Kaveri Apu and a cheap motherboard? I could play 720p or 1080p. I just want my best bang for the buck upgrade.


    Anonymous said:
    r9 270x is the best bang for the buck


    I am worried about the bottleneck. Do you know what the frame difference would be between the two setups?


    Core 2 duo + R9 270x= Bottleneck!!
    Save 150 more get i3 or fx + r9 2XX+a cheap mobo.
  5. Thaisnang said:
    Try87 said:
    Try87 said:
    I have around $200 to spend. I have and intel core duo E8400 and 8gb of ram. I could overclock both if necessary. I have an nvidia geforce 9600 GT graphics card. My power supply is 600w I think. I want to be able to play BF4 at the best frames I can. Should I get an r9 270x or should I go for a Kaveri Apu and a cheap motherboard? I could play 720p or 1080p. I just want my best bang for the buck upgrade.


    Anonymous said:
    r9 270x is the best bang for the buck


    I am worried about the bottleneck. Do you know what the frame difference would be between the two setups?


    Core 2 duo + R9 270x= Bottleneck!!
    Save 150 more get i3 or fx + r9 2XX+a cheap mobo.


    The way I see it is, i have $200 and have no money coming my way for awhile. If I get the r9 270x or r9 280 I will be able to play games at decent frames. Then when I get another around $200 then I can get a decent ish mobo and an FX- 6300
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