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... 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? Related resources Is this a good time to upgrade your computer? - Forum Upgrade time ! look good ? - Forum CPU, Mobo, GPU, and RAM upgrade time . Approx. $1000. Good to go? - Forum Good time to upgrade the CPU - Forum Is now a good time to upgrade ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Quaddro a b 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.. 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBlown CPU - Good Time to upgrade ForumNow a good time to upgrade based on what I have??? ForumTime to Upgrade or Processor still good ? ForumGood time to upgrade ? ForumBout to buy, checkin one last time to make sure good ?? ForumIs it a good time to upgrade my gfx card? ForumGood time to upgrade graphics card? Ditch Dual Monitors? ForumIs there ever a good time to upgrade ? ForumWhen is a good time to buy a 4K TV??? ForumIs it a good time to upgrade my 3000+ to a 4400+ dual core? ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum[Solved] Good heatsink for a Pentium G840?? ForumMonitor going to sleep when using a USB drive ForumGood, Cheap socket 775 CPU ForumWho uses a mechanical keyboard? Please Chime in.... More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !