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Upgrade advice please!

So here's my box:
ASUS M4A87TD EVO
AMD Phenom II X4 925 @ 3.00 (Not oc'd yet, too lazy)
6GB G.SKILL Ripjaws
MSI 6870 Hawk Twin Frozr III OC
NZXT Tempest EVO
Zalman CNPS9500A
Xigmatek 600W
Asus DVD B
ASUS 24" 1920x1080

So, what do you think I should upgrade? Maybe do a priority order that would be great :-) like:
1st: cpu
2nd: gfx card
3rd: ...

THANKS GUYS!
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  1. Best answer
    Questions A) What do you use it for? Games/Editing/GFX?
    B) Budget
    C) Resolution of monitor (Incase A) is gaming or something and gaming)
    Early suggestions:
    1. Crossfire with another 6870 (If your worried about x16/x4 instead of x16/x16 or x16/x8 or x8/x8 read this http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/08/25/gtx_480_sli_pcie_bandwidth_perf_x16x16_vs_x4x4)
    2. Overclock ya lazy
    3. Do nothing unless you feel something absolutely needs to change because your not getting the performance you desire
    Hope that helps.
  2. I notice you have 6 gig of RAM

    If this is 3 x2 gig sticks then taking one out and making your the other two are configured in dual channel will increase performance 6- 7% pretty much instantly
  3. mgf derp said:
    Questions A) What do you use it for? Games/Editing/GFX?
    B) Budget
    C) Resolution of monitor (Incase A) is gaming or something and gaming)
    Early suggestions:
    1. Crossfire with another 6870 (If your worried about x16/x4 instead of x16/x16 or x16/x8 or x8/x8 read this http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/08/25/gtx_480_sli_pcie_bandwidth_perf_x16x16_vs_x4x4)
    2. Overclock ya lazy
    3. Do nothing unless you feel something absolutely needs to change because your not getting the performance you desire
    Hope that helps.


    A) Gaming mostly
    B) around $200- 250 i guess, just a minor upgrade budget.
    C) it's up there ^ 1920x1080

    I had an oc'd cpu, but it broke so i just got an new one and i am waiting for my liquid cooler to come in (should be here soon) so that's why i havent :p

    but thanks!!
  4. What games do you play? I stand behind my 6870 crossfire suggestion for right now.
  5. I play BlOps BFBC2 and SCII mostly
    P.S. I love ur siggy, it's funny cuz it's kinda true about me :)
  6. Best answer selected by Jeteroll.
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