Hey so I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago assuming I would have $300 to upgrade my PC as it turns out I really only have $150 to spend on upgrades. So with that said what would be the best bang for my buck performance wise? Can it be done with a dash of future proof?!
I am currently gaming @ 1078x768 and 1360x768 on this build:
I can adequately play modern games but I would like to play MORE than just adequately @ cool temps under load.
I have been intrigued with the possibility of an APU solution like an A6-3670K Unlocked or would it make more sense to stick a $100 GPU in this rig and call it a day? What would you do for the money? Any ideas or experience welcome!
It might be bottlenecked right now, but it'll be able to stick around for a while so that when you have the money to upgrade the CPU, the CPU won't be bottlenecked by the GPU, and you'll still see performance increases right now.
So: 2 more GB RAM
6870 if you want to spend the extra $30 or 6850 at $20 over or $6790 at $10 over. Anything below, I would just wait for another $10-$20 in the budget then upgrade or just buy ram for now and wait for another $10-$20.
Just unboxed and installed my new Sapphire 6850!!! This card is incredible!!! @ full load batman/crysis/skyrim 60fps+ never reaches above 45C underload! Wow. Thats with my old X2 dualcore, sooo impressed! Great bang for buck @ $140!! cant stop smiling!!! thanks again!