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November 23, 2010 1:41:52 PM

Hi To All

Here is my system spec

Asus P5Q-E
Wolfdale E8400 @ 3.6 GHz
4GB ballistics DDR2 @ 900 HMz
ATI Sapphire 4870 @ 810/1000 MHz

The Hard Drive is not so good but iv already ordered a solid state

These are all running at good cool temps, and i was wondering what would be the best thing to do next to get the best GAMING performance increase.


Thanks all

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November 23, 2010 2:42:54 PM

Hello
What resolution do you play at ? and what's your PSU ?
November 23, 2010 5:17:08 PM

750w psu and i play at 1920*1080
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November 24, 2010 11:43:17 AM

HD 6870 is a good choice and will give you almost double the performance of your 4870.
November 24, 2010 5:36:05 PM

So go with a GPU update rather than a MoBo budle such as i5
November 24, 2010 5:56:51 PM

For gaming yes,because your CPU is fine for handling all games.
November 24, 2010 6:05:03 PM

Are you running a Core Duo or Quad-Core processor? Have you set the proper BIOS settings to unlock the available CPU cores? Sometimes, the BIOS settings for the older LGA775 socket are not as intuitive as the newer BIOS versions. I had to carefully set my system voltage to unlock the dual core in my Intel Core Duo CPU when I built my PC a few years back.
November 24, 2010 8:24:28 PM

Sardason said:
Are you running a Core Duo or Quad-Core processor? Have you set the proper BIOS settings to unlock the available CPU cores? Sometimes, the BIOS settings for the older LGA775 socket are not as intuitive as the newer BIOS versions. I had to carefully set my system voltage to unlock the dual core in my Intel Core Duo CPU when I built my PC a few years back.


Its a Wolfdale E8400 dual core...
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
November 24, 2010 8:30:17 PM

If you were going to update your CPU and Board, I'd wait. Like Maziar, upgrade your GPU first. Then wait for SB and BD to come out next year. Those'll be some great prospects to look at. OC your E8400 a bit and you should reduce bottlenecking. Also the SB is supposed to be "mid-range price" oriented says intel. So it shouldn't be TOO expensive.

SB: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3871/the-sandy-bridge-pre...
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