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March 16, 2011 11:19:42 PM

Hey,
I am wanting to upgrade my gaming pc but I am not sure what to upgrade. I want to know if it should be my gpu or my cpu. I have about $400 or more to play with.
Specs
Win 7 64bit
2x 5770 in cf
Q8300 c2q oc to 2.8 ghz
Intel dp45sg mobo
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 PC3 10666
Thanks for the help!

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March 17, 2011 1:48:55 PM

Hello Vinious;

What resolution is your monitor?

You look to be in pretty good shape. That's a fairly well balanced system.
Is there a particular game where you're not getting the performance you want?
A CPU upgrade is going to involve the CPU/MB/RAM.
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March 17, 2011 2:04:05 PM

Right now I am running a 21in hanspree at 1600x900 at 16:9
Well the main problem is black ops.

Some maps I am at 56-60 fps but when there is alot going on I can drop to as low as 30. I have all the latest drivers and CAP3 also have do all the tweaks to the config file (multigpu and all that)

I have tryed oc my gfx cards but they dont seem to be stable. Also did the oc to cpu. I saw a bit of improvement there. Also playing rifts atm and drop to about 28 frames with lag and studdering in major citys.

Also I have the HAF 932 full tower case and the thermaltek spin q heatsink on my cpu.

Sorry if this is a bit messy I am posting on the fly from my droidx

Thanks for the help!
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March 24, 2011 1:51:30 AM

Thanks for the help I just got the Core i5 2500k and i love it!! also got 8gb of pc1600 and a MSI P67A-GD55
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