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February 7, 2011 4:25:28 PM

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
BFG 8800 GTX OC
MSI K9A2 Platinum

Thanks in advanced!

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February 7, 2011 4:51:25 PM

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?
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February 7, 2011 5:05:47 PM

I can spend about $250. I am thinking of a Radeon 6800 or 6900 series. What do you think?
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February 7, 2011 5:17:34 PM

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.
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February 7, 2011 5:20:50 PM

Thank you for your help. I may also need a PSU upgrade as I think I just have a 700W.
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February 7, 2011 5:22:48 PM

Then you should be fine as long as you have a decent 700w PSU.
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February 7, 2011 5:26:48 PM

Yeah, it's an 80+ PSU so I'll give it a shot!
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February 7, 2011 5:33:13 PM

You are good to go. HOOAH!!!
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February 14, 2011 9:28:42 PM

Best answer selected by incantation_goat.
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