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November 11, 2011 6:50:20 PM

Hellow ppl,
My current rig

i3-2100
4 GB Ram
Asus direct Cu 6850
DH61ww mobo
1680*1050 Lcd
Antec Truepower 850W Psu

(Im not a fan of overclocking)

What shud b my next upgrade??? CPU,GPU,RAM or MOBO

Thnx

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a c 913 à CPUs
November 11, 2011 7:43:49 PM

Monitor to full HD1080P.
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November 11, 2011 7:52:03 PM

You have a nicely balanced system now.

There is no need to upgrade until you have a problem somewhere.

Gaming is largely dependent on the graphics card, so upgrading the 6850 to something like a 6950 would be reasonable. But, I would wait a bit to see what the 28nm graphics cards offer in the next few months.

Without overclocking, you might find that a quad core would do you some good in particular games. You could drop in a 2400 up to a 2600. I don't think the H61 will be up-gradable to ivy bridge when it arrives in march.

Going from 4gb to 8gb is always a good thing, and ram is cheap.

If you want to upgrade the cpu past a 2600, you are looking at a 2500K and overclocking. It is easy if you are reasonable about it. For that, you will need a Z68 or P67 motherboard.

How about a SSD? It will make your pc feel much quicker.
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November 12, 2011 12:42:39 AM

You have a pretty solid system as it is right now. I would wait until Ivy Bridge, and nVidia/AMD's next line of GPU's before you consider upgrading.
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November 12, 2011 2:32:20 AM

for gaming, a hd6950 or a gtx560ti

for general upgrade, an SSD. nothing like a SSD to make computer faster.
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November 12, 2011 7:07:20 AM

I guess in the near future more and more games will require 4 cores but then the gpu requirements will also have increased...i5-2400 or Gtx 560 Ti???which shud i go with???
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November 12, 2011 7:18:00 AM

If you really want to upgrade now, getting the quad core CPU would make your system a little more futureproof, though most games will not see improved performance right now. There are only a handful of titles out right now that would really benefit from the quad. The 560Ti really isn't a worthwhile upgrade from a 6850. You get about an extra 20% performance, which for most games you won't notice on a 1680x1050 display, probably not worth the $220-250. For GPUs I'd say wait for the next generation before you consider upgrading. An SSD also works if you want your system to be a little snappier, or if you want really, really fast boot times.
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November 12, 2011 5:03:07 PM

ch0rus123 said:
I guess in the near future more and more games will require 4 cores but then the gpu requirements will also have increased...i5-2400 or Gtx 560 Ti???which shud i go with???


I think either upgrade is not a big enough step to make such a difference that you will be pleased.
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November 12, 2011 5:38:35 PM

ch0rus123 said:
I guess in the near future more and more games will require 4 cores but then the gpu requirements will also have increased...i5-2400 or Gtx 560 Ti???which shud i go with???

Neither. Wait for Ivy Bridge and the next generation of Graphics Cards from nVidia and AMD. Neither card is a big enough step up to warrant the price.
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November 12, 2011 6:24:37 PM

DUELY NOTED!!!Savin money and waiting it is thnx ppl!!!
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