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August 12, 2010 5:26:37 PM

Hello,

I have a computer thats starting to slow down with new titles being run on max setting. Such as bfbc2/medal of honor beta.

Im currently running a phenom 925 x4 with a xfx4850 gpu. My mobo is http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag...


^^^^ i want to say i have last years model and its USB 2.0 but i couldnt find it on newegg.


Anyways now to my question,

Should i get a 2nd hd4850 or just say screw it and get a complete new build? Mind you the new build budget would be 700-900.

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August 12, 2010 5:36:33 PM

Get new parts, you have a good build already, get a new GPU like.. a 5870 or 5850 and a new mobo (because you said you had the last years model) what chipset do you have on your mobo?
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August 12, 2010 5:52:58 PM

you don't think the cpu would bottleneck a 5870? Would it be required to overclock?
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August 12, 2010 7:47:39 PM

Your CPU is a phenom II x4.. no it wont bottleneck
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August 12, 2010 7:52:33 PM

thats a good rig.. if you can support 2 video cards just get another 4850.. or a new video card if you want.. but ya.. bfbc2 isnt the easiest game to push.. plus battlefield can be a little buggy at times too.. but na.. id say your computers gotta couple more years left in it and then some..
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August 12, 2010 8:58:25 PM

Agreed ^ But I would get a new CPU for BFBC2 (if your die hard) a 6 core because BFBC2 uses 4+ cores but again, thats only if you are a DIE HARD BFBC2 player and/or GTA4 player (it would be future proof too :p )
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