Closed When Would Be A Good Time To Upgrade? Tags: CPUs Computers Last response: November 21, 2012 4:59 PM in CPUs Share melikepie a b à CPUs November 21, 2012 7:08:04 AM It's only been about a year since I got this computer, although I may get a 7870 over my 6870 I'm thinking about a whole new computer. My CPU is a AMD FX 8120 @3.3GHz and when should I upgrade to where I see a major performance increase? More about : good time upgrade cbag November 21, 2012 7:13:33 AM can you overclock? Tom's recommends don't upgrade unless the new parts are 3 tiers higher than the current parts. Check the hierarchy charts. GPU http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car... CPU http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o... Score 0 melikepie a b à CPUs November 21, 2012 7:19:56 AM cbag said:can you overclock? Tom's recommends don't upgrade unless the new parts are 3 tiers higher than the current parts. Check the hierarchy charts. GPU http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car... CPU http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o... So my GPU, my CPU is fine? Score 0 Related resources Good time to upgrade? - Forum Good time to upgrade my cpu? Need some serious advise. - Forum Is this a good time to upgrade from a 2500k? - Forum Is now a good time to upgrade? - Forum Will my old 1600mhz Ripjaws be good enough for time being for my upgrade build? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Quaddro a c 106 à CPUs November 21, 2012 7:35:38 AM Depend on your monitor resolution.. if you running a 1080p HD monitor, upgrading from 6870 to 7870 will be a significant upgrade.. But your cpu is fine..just try to overclock it t gain more performance.. Score 0 cbag November 21, 2012 7:41:48 AM Well you could upgrade both if you went with an entirely new system. Like Intel CPUs at top of the hierarchy chart then picked any GPU at or above either 7870 or 660ti Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs this a good time to upgrade your computer? Forum SolvedCPU, Mobo, GPU, and RAM upgrade time. Approx. $1000. Good to go? Forum SolvedGood time to upgrade the CPU Forum Mobo died, good time to upgrade? Forum have an hd 5570... is now a good time to upgrade? Forum Is it a good time to upgrade to a new gaming laptop? Forum A good time to upgrade memory? Forum Good time to upgrade from i5 750 ? Forum Upgrade time! look good? Forum Solved1st time build i5-3570k with incremental upgrades: good idea? Forum Is now a good time to upgrade? Forum Blown CPU - Good Time to upgrade Forum Now a good time to upgrade based on what I have??? Forum Time to Upgrade or Processor still good? Forum Upgrade time, look good? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !