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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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  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Its neither, its an AM3+ board. Not a particularly good one I might add.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128529

    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.
  5. 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. ;)
  6. 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?
  7. 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-benchmark-review,3279-17.html
  8. Sorry I'm a big newbie, is that compatible with my motherboard though?
  9. Yea it is. Your power supply is another question though. What kind do you have? Brand and model.
  10. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-304-SP

    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.
  11. I have a 500w something or other.
  12. Thats not enough information, I asked the question because its important.. make and model lol.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. Open the computer case and look at it, unless you have an invoice, receipt or the box it came in.....
  18. 500w xigmatek
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