What would You upgrade?

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  1. If you are gaming 1920 x 1080 and want better performance: a HD 5870?
  2. Buy a good after market cooler, you should be able to hit 3.6GHz fairly easily with an overclock, thereby removing the CPU as a potential bottleneck for awhile. Then get a 5850 and overclock it by bumping the core and memory clocks which essentially gives you a 5870's performance for alot cheaper while also providing better case clearance.

    ^^^ 5850 w/ Dbl Life time warranty

    ^^^ cheap effective HSF
  3. Nothing. I would not spend a dime on something I might not need in the first place. I would buy the latest and greatest game, and play it to see if I actually needed to upgrade anything at all.
  4. What's your monitor?
  5. Thanks for the input thus far.

    What's your monitor?

    I downgraded to a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236082 from a 32 inch hdtv. It's a bit more appropriate for my desk. :o
  6. You're fine for now. Only if your games don't work well you can upgrade the video card.
  7. I'd leave it as-is. I have a slightly lesser system, an X2 555, unlocked to X3, and a 4850 1Gb, and can run games like COD4 at highest settings w/no problem.
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