Advice please on system upgrade Tags: Homebuilt CPUs Systems Last response: February 27, 2011 4:44 PM in Systems Share client_9 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. More about : advice system upgrade mosox a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs February 27, 2011 3:15:34 PM Keep that for a while, wait for the new AM3+ socket. Can you sell those video cards? joelmartinez 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer client_9 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! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUpgrading AMD system to Intel. Your opinion and advice , please . ForumBuilding a system for my dad - Advice Please ForumUpgrade question please advice me ForumUpgrade to self-build system - advice please ForumBuilding my first system need advice please ! ForumUpgrading AMD system . Your opinion and advice , please . ForumPlease advice , need upgrade . ForumNeed advice AMD FX upgrade build please ForumNeed advice on GPU upgrade for Core 2 Quad System ForumDecided on system , just need advice on CPU please ! ForumGT 520 dying, need replace/ upgrade advice please . ForumOh Glorious System Upgrade : Advice please ? ForumUpgrading GPU advice please . ForumSystem Upgrade - Need Your Advice ForumSome advice on sensible upgrade ( please ) ForumBuilding a new system (Gaming) Advice please ! ForumWindows won't boot after Motherboard/CPU/RAM change More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !