So I built my budget gaming PC....my first....and I started playing some games. I am kinda new to PC gaming and really enjoy it. Well now I want to upgrade already and not even a year!!! I have about a 250 - 300 budget. My monitor is an Acer G235H and I usually like to play at 1920 X 1080. Usually play Mafia 2, BFBC2, and COD BO. I would like to get the new BF3 when it comes out. I have to play BFBC2 at 720 and kinda wanted to max it out. Well here is my current set-up.
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136073 2 RUNNING RAID 0
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 92mm Sleeve Bearing Fan CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835200056
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible ...
Item #: N82E16817139005
My question is would I be able to upgrade to a Radeon 6850/6870 without my CPU bogging down? What are your suggestions for the best GPU I can get with this processor or would I be better off to upgrade that too. Just want some input.
Nice card for the money. Sapphire is a good brand. I think any better card is a waist because of the cpu, but this will do fine.
Btw if your mobo is the same as this one you can make it a 4 core. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/301149-10-athlon-ra...
Assuming you mean 250-300 dollars a 6950 is also very nice but maybe to much for the cpu.