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August 29, 2012 10:07:56 PM

So I'm thinking it's time for an upgrade, although I'm not too sure. Maybe the graphics card or the cpu?

What do you guys think?

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August 29, 2012 10:21:17 PM

For gaming the graphics card would be the upgrade that will make the most difference.

What's your budget?

*edit*

You are running an FX-6100 on an AM2?

August 29, 2012 10:27:14 PM

Z1NONLY said:
For gaming the graphics card would be the upgrade that will make the most difference.

What's your budget?

*edit*

You are running an FX-6100 on an AM2?



The budget is around £250-300

And no, I'm pretty sure its AM3
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August 29, 2012 10:32:55 PM

If doing a vid card upgrade, I'd look at something like a 7870GHZ edition or 660 TI. Both perform about the same, the 7870 GHZ is probably cheaper.
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August 29, 2012 10:34:06 PM

Its neither, its an AM3+ board. Not a particularly good one I might add.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

At any rate, yea a video card would be the most useful upgrade. I wouldn't bother touching the CPU until we at least see what PileDriver has to offer in a couple months.
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August 29, 2012 10:38:01 PM

DimbleDork said:
The budget is around £250-300

And no, I'm pretty sure its AM3


Didn't think it could be but I saw it listed as "Socket M2" on your png and had to ask. ;) 
August 29, 2012 10:58:28 PM

nekulturny said:
If doing a vid card upgrade, I'd look at something like a 7870GHZ edition or 660 TI. Both perform about the same, the 7870 GHZ is probably cheaper.




How much is that gonna cost me then?
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August 29, 2012 11:15:04 PM

The 7870 its cheaper, and at worst performs the same as the 660 TI and at best performs better. (Benchmarks from different sites have been mixed)

Tom's says they "think it performs 5% + or - from the 660 TI". They can't seem to make up their mind even though they have benches done that show a consistent 7870 advantage. Unfortunately the Senior editor of Tom's, seems to have a bit of an Anti-AMD bias. He can't help himself.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-...
August 29, 2012 11:27:26 PM

Sorry I'm a big newbie, is that compatible with my motherboard though?
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August 29, 2012 11:29:54 PM

Yea it is. Your power supply is another question though. What kind do you have? Brand and model.
August 29, 2012 11:34:08 PM

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

This HD 7950 looks like a great deal. Depends if u can afford it and/or get it shipped to your location. Another thing u should take into account is that you ll prolly need a decent 550W power supply for a 7950. A 7950 overclocked comes ahead when compared to a stock GTX 670. You should really consider it.

August 29, 2012 11:41:48 PM

I have a 500w something or other.
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August 29, 2012 11:45:46 PM

Thats not enough information, I asked the question because its important.. make and model lol.
August 29, 2012 11:46:53 PM

nekulturny said:
Thats not enough information, I asked the question because its important.. make and model lol.



I dont know, it was a while ago. It's a good one and it's new.
August 29, 2012 11:50:54 PM

Trust me when i tell you that they might have sold you a new one but not that good, unless u had a preson close to you that knows about that stuff.

You should atleast be able to make out the brand of your PSU, that could tell us much as far as quality goes.
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August 29, 2012 11:58:46 PM

Yea... I had a thread where the OP was recommended an Ultra brand PSU from the "helpful fellow at Fry Electronics". So, you can't always take the salesman's word either.
August 30, 2012 12:51:25 AM

nekulturny said:
Yea... I had a thread where the OP was recommended an Ultra brand PSU from the "helpful fellow at Fry Electronics". So, you can't always take the salesman's word either.


How do I find out
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August 30, 2012 12:55:05 AM

Open the computer case and look at it, unless you have an invoice, receipt or the box it came in.....
August 30, 2012 1:03:45 AM

500w xigmatek