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January 17, 2013 6:55:33 PM

Right, I have a budget of £300-£400 and I am looking to upgrade My PC I got last year. I am debating weather to go for A knew GPU like the GTX 660ti /670/Ati Radeon 7950/Ati Radeon 7970 or Weather it is worth getting a new CPU and mobo (Intel i7 3770k/3820 (I remember someone saying that the next gen intel CPUs are moving to sandybridge-E So it will make sense to go for the 3820)). I am currently using an AMD FX 4100 at stock speed with and Ati Radeon 6670 at stock speed. I plan to play games like BF3, Farcry 3 and other fps titles like that. I am completely clueless because some people are saying go for a GPU but others are saying that I would get a huge bottleneck with my current specs that it will be more worth getting a complete overhaul of the system. Cheers in advance Ohh yeah and I am planning on doing some editing HD vids and 3D modeling

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January 17, 2013 7:17:17 PM

Your processor will be good enough to old it until the new gen graphic cards (Geforce 7xx, Ati 8xxx). It's only a quadcore but it's a great one so you won't be having any problems. For the graphic card, go for Amd. I have a GTX 660Ti and i would get a 7950 if i had the chance because it dosen't run great with anti aliasing. In your case, your processor would be bottlenecking a 7950 so go for a 7870 unless your are going to overclock more than 1GHz. If you plan on overclocking it a lot, get that 7950. When the new cards come out, get a FX-8350 with a better graphics card.

- The Brownie
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January 17, 2013 7:26:27 PM

whats the total specs of ur current pc

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January 17, 2013 10:42:31 PM

I suggest a FX 6300 & a 7950 or 660Ti that should come in at just over £300.
January 20, 2013 9:05:58 PM

Cheers for the quick replies guys ;)  I was looking a bit more in depth and I think i have a solution. I will wait until Q3 of 2013 which is when i plan to do my upgrade and see what there is on the market. I may get a new cpu and gpu at the same time as if i wait i can increase my budget a tad. how does that sound?
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January 20, 2013 9:10:30 PM

Depends on how much you will be able to put on the table. If you can have around 1000£, build a great gaming machine from scratch. Haswell will be out i guess and the next-gen graphic cards too so you will have something solid in your hands.


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January 20, 2013 9:59:10 PM

whats ur current budget and do u need full pc?

January 22, 2013 6:58:28 PM

My budget will be round 500-600 pounds at that point so I am thinking 3570k/3770k with a new PSU and either a ''770''/''8970'' (Provided they even get released).

My current budget is £200. Next payday in a month now so I cannot go any higher.

Thanks
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January 22, 2013 7:11:36 PM

so with 200 pounds what u want me to get u?

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January 22, 2013 7:29:06 PM

Headlessgeorge14 said:
My budget will be round 500-600 pounds at that point so I am thinking 3570k/3770k with a new PSU and either a ''770''/''8970'' (Provided they even get released).

My current budget is £200. Next payday in a month now so I cannot go any higher.

Thanks


With that budget (500-600) you should go for Haswell with a new mobo (Haswell will be released on a new socket) + some ram (i guess ddr4 will be out at that moment, maybe not) and a good power supply (50-75 pounds). With the rest, get the best graphics card you can.


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