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July 16, 2012 8:45:40 AM

guys need your help on whats best for me on my upcoming upgrade.. already got the much money needed for atleast one upgrade and don't know which one is to choose from, let me list the package that i will be choosing from, I have picked this one up, My budget for this upgrade is around $600

Uprade 1

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC'ed
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asrock H77M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Upgrade 2

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC'ed
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

23-24" IPS Full HD Monitor Full HD 1920x1080 resolution
don't know what brand I will be getting, but I have set atleast $240 budget for this, Any recommendation would be highly appreciated
I'm into FPS games Battlefield 3, MW3 etc, and Third person games, Batman Arkham City, Alan Wake etc. Not much of a RTS games



I'm worried about bottlenecking my current system to the new video card that I will be adding up, and I want to use a quadcore to do so and Ivy bridge to maximize the full potential of the HD 7850 card on a Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, high to max settings, no overclocking here and crossfire will not be also an option.
thank you in advance and any inputs or suggestion will be highly much appreciated

here's my current rig

Intel Core i3-2100
Elite H61h2-M2
Seagate 500gb 7200rpm
Kingston 4gb DDR3 hyper x blue
ASUS 24x DVD burner
AEROCOOL STRIKE X ONE ADVANCE
FSP Group Everest 85PLUS 600W PSU
15.6 LG led Monitor

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 16, 2012 10:54:11 AM

I'd go for Upgrade 1 first. Save your money, and then go for upgrade 2 down the road.
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July 16, 2012 1:10:55 PM

okay thanks for the input, i'll wait for other guys for their answer, gonna purchase next week when my salary arrives..
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July 16, 2012 7:12:50 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 17, 2012 8:29:49 AM

thank you for moving my thread, I'm a noob my bad :) 
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July 17, 2012 10:52:09 AM

when changing mobo and cpu if i choose package 1, should i do clean installation of my windows 7 home basic 64bit?
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 17, 2012 11:08:50 AM

I would go for option two. A 15" is so 1990s and the i3 is a capable gaming CPU.
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July 17, 2012 1:52:53 PM

FinneousPJ said:
I would go for option two. A 15" is so 1990s and the i3 is a capable gaming CPU.



oh thanks, well it not bottleneck my gpu card? was hoping for a full potential of my card, and i'm afraid of bottlenecking it..
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 17, 2012 1:59:32 PM

No, it's a great CPU.
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July 18, 2012 5:50:25 AM

oh but in terms of games? can it handle it without a sweat? battlefield 3, modern warfare 3 etc, im more into FPS and Third person games.. not much of a RTS
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