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Which upgrade to get?

Total: 4 votes (1 blank vote)

  • 2nd 9800gt
  • 100 %
  • ASrock Sli motherboard
  • 0 %
September 5, 2008 3:26:56 PM

Hey guys i just wanted some input as to which you would rather prefer?


look at my system configuration and tell me which upgrade you would rather get first?



a second 9800gt for sli (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

or a new ASrock 750a sli mobo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)


im getting the 5400+ black edition with either purchase.

also any input on what else would help make my rig more AM2+ ready (hoping AMD steps up their game so i can get a faster AM3 chip and just use my old DDr2 RAM)?

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September 6, 2008 1:00:36 PM

A mobo upgrade is point-blank cuz it will NOT boost your FPS by 10/20/100, etc. It will perform more or less the same as your current one with the same cpu & gpu. A gpu upgrade will DEFO boost your FPS.

The T-Force is an overclocker capable of pushing AM2+ BE's. Keep the mobo. Save up & wait for AM3.

It depends on your upgrade goal.
September 6, 2008 1:08:10 PM

i would say the CPU will be more of a limitation when a more powerful GPU being put in.
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September 6, 2008 10:35:45 PM

thanks guys i got me the athlon x2 5000+ BE and the second 9800gt.

Do you think it will bottleneck much?
September 6, 2008 10:42:24 PM

i would say yes. 2 GPU is really data hungry. people usually OC their Intel to 3.4Ghz and above. so clock for clock AMD will need about 3.6Ghz to do the good job. i mean test it out with Fraps see how much fps you will gain when you OC from stock to say 3.2ghz.
September 7, 2008 1:34:14 AM

fosho thanks for all your help.
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