PC upgrade need Advice

Current setup:


NVIDIA GeForce 7025 Motherboard

AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz

8GB DDR3 1333

500GB SATA II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM

24x DVD±R/±RW Dual Layer Drive

AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB

Power Supply
500W

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

AZZA Orion Gaming Case


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com

Location: Toronto, On

Parts Preferences: I want to keep it AMD

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I want to play games like BF3, MW2, MW3,Blacklight Retribution, Skyrim at 1920x1080 on med/high settings

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current pc can only run these titles smoothly at low settings


I have $350 to spend in total upgrades. I don't need OS
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  1. lol fx. a phenom ii beats a fx chip in most of everything

    whats that nvidia 7025? motherboard?

    if you need a motherboard, id get the asus m5a97. it sells for 84.99 at directcanada but you can price match it at ncix if you like

    for the video card, id get something like this. fairly cheap
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60642&vpn=N560GTX-Ti%20HAWK&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar&promoid=1084
  2. Will a card like that bottleneck because of the FX 4100. And what is the equivalent Radeon card to a GTX 560 Ti. I want to stay with a Radeon. And I thought the FX series where the best and lastest AMD processors?
  3. LOL. fx is a step back from phenom.. they arent terrible but phenoms are better. thats why toms never really recommended the fx 4100 as a gaming cpu. they only did that because the phenom ii x4 965 be were discontinued

    id stick with the nvidia card. the games you are planning to run like nvidia cards (especially bf3). you could go check out the 7850 but it would perform more or less the same since the game likes nvidia cards. not to mention the fact that the 7850 costs more come on. there is mafia 2 for free included in the box
  4. the thing is I want to in the future setup eyefinity, not sure in nvidia has an equivalent.
  5. you do know that eyefinity with this level of a budget wont be possible.

    why would you want eyefinity? if you are playing fps games, id warn you that your cursor nearly doubles in size and headshots are pretty dam hard to get
  6. I wan't it just for working not games. can Nvidia support multiple displays is what i mean
  7. m3h5l5 said:
    I wan't it just for working not games. can Nvidia support multiple displays is what i mean


    Yes both nvidia and amd/ati can support multiple displays. "...The majority of cards still provide three, usually via DVI and either a DisplayPort or HDMI output. The latest high-end Nvidia 500 series and AMD 7/6000 range can drive four physical connections. ..."


    http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing-components/peripherals/the-complete-guide-to-multiple-monitors-1074313


    re your sytem upgrade. Get VIDEO first. See if you can game the way you want with $130-$200 video. That will work fine with the fx4100. (fx4100 is not a good gaming CPU, but its strong enough to do the job for 1080P. You are currently running out of GPU on games. If you end up needing a new CPU you'll end up with a new MB too. There are no go upgrades from the fx4100.
  8. Upgrade your graphic carddddddddd!

    and motherboard haha.

    Graphic Card - Sapphire 7850 2GB ($209)
    Motherboard - I don't know much about AMD boards sorry :\
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