Heres the thing. I am deciding between spending a few hundred on either a new cpu or a new gpu. My PC is mainly used for playing BF3 on a 1080p monitor. Right now, graphics are okay, but I want better. Is my CPU or GPU in more need of upgrading?
I want to get the 8 core amd cpu but i also wanna buy a 6950. which should I do first?
Heres what I got going for me right now:
Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.8 GHz GA-970-UD3 motherboard 16gb Ripjaws 1600 MHz Radeon HD 5750 1GB GDDR5 128GB SSD Sata 6gbps 700W PSU
So should I get me the new 3.1ghz 8 core bulldozer and stay with my 5750, or stick with my X4 955 and grab a 6950 2gb GPU? All other suggestions are welcome. I feel like I know what Im doing, but not compared to you guys.
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I would rather go for the upgraded graphics card myself, it seems like the better choice. BF3 is more of a graphics-intense game, and the 955 will hold up fine to that work.
I would get the 6950 1GB actually though, saves a few bucks. The 6950 runs out of juice before it can use the full 2GB. Tom's did an article on it.
Overall, you will see more of a difference between a 5750 and 6950 than a 955 and a FX.