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A new System!

im thinking of getting a new system well upgrade wise. I will play mostly MMO's like FFXIV and GW2. Also I will play games like Max Payne 3, BF3 not Multi-player. Currently I have a

CPU: AMD 955 BE @ 3.7 stable.
GPU: ATI 5850 HD OC'd
MOBO: AM3+ something
RAM: 1333 Corsair 8gb
HDD: 300gb Samsung 7200rpm
PSU: 550 Watts
OS: Win 7 64 bit
Display: 1920x1080 on either a 24 inch or 46 inch TV
Future HDD on the Way: SSD Samsung 128 GB sata II


What I'm looking at is

CPU: AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz
GPU: ATI 7850 or 7950 ( I want the bigger bang for buck)
HDD: SSD Samsung 128 GB for Games ( Mostly MMOS)
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  1. the 4170 is a lateral move, possibly a step slightly backward, keep your 955 until Piledriver comes out, get the gpu and ssd though
  2. your current rig you are using looks ok from here. i dont see too much of a point upgrading
  3. So really no point into needing to upgrade the GPU (5850 HD). I was thinking of getting a 2nd 5850 but with the micro-stuttering problems i guess I'd better stay way from it.
  4. Best answer
    there is no point.

    micro-stuttering is pretty much solved in the newer cards through better drivers. sometimes it still exsits but not as much as it used to
  5. Best answer selected by yodi1980.
  6. thanx alot i just didnt want to drop $$ as long as my current card can keep up! I went ahead and got the SSD though.
  7. no problem
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