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Advice please on system upgrade

Last response: in Systems
February 27, 2011 2:49:33 PM

New cpu or new gpu(s) ??? Or both !?!

Here are my current specs:

Graphics: HD4850s IceQ4 TurboX (2 in XfireX )

CPU: Core2 E8500 3.16GHz (o'cd to 3.8)

Motherboard: Gigabyte X48-DS4

Memory: 4GB Dominator 1060Mhz

Heatsink: Freezer 7 Pro

PSU: Corsair 750w

I'd like to play current and upcoming games @ 1920x1080 w/ eye candy enabled.

Should I try to maintain XFire capabilities?

If so, is the HD 4890 the best card I can upgrade to and still maintain XFire mode?

Not sure I'm clear on the compatibility chart .

thanks in advance.

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February 27, 2011 3:15:34 PM

Keep that for a while, wait for the new AM3+ socket. Can you sell those video cards?
a b B Homebuilt system
February 27, 2011 3:48:00 PM

Your system looks capable wait for AM3+ and LGA 1155 mobos to be re-released then revisit
February 27, 2011 4:44:54 PM

"AM3+ and LGA 1155 mobos" had to Google that.

It's been 2 or 3 years since I built a rig .... thanks for the info!