Upgrade GPU or CPU?

I am wondering if I should upgrade the CPU (to a 3Ghz X4 Phenom II 940) or to upgrade the GPU to a Radeon 6850? I mostly play Battlefield Bad Company 2 and would like better ping and FPS. I don't have the money to buy both right now.

Here is my current system:
AMD AM2+ Phenom 2.2Ghz X4 (OC to 2.5Ghz)
2x2Gb GSkill DDR2 800
MSI K9A2 Platinum

Thanks in advanced!
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  1. Best answer
    Neither the CPU or GPU will help with your ping (network latency). Upgrading the GPU will yield the best results in your case. How much do you have to spend?
  2. I can spend about $250. I am thinking of a Radeon 6800 or 6900 series. What do you think?
  3. I have a 6870 and am VERY happy with it. Nice GPUs, just make sure your PSU meets the needs and you'll be good to go.
  4. Thank you for your help. I may also need a PSU upgrade as I think I just have a 700W.
  5. Then you should be fine as long as you have a decent 700w PSU.
  6. Yeah, it's an 80+ PSU so I'll give it a shot!
  7. You are good to go. HOOAH!!!
  8. Best answer selected by incantation_goat.
  9. Thanks for the information.
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