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January 28, 2013 3:09:52 AM

Hey guys. I'm trying to decide if i want a better GPU or CPU for my birthday in a few days. Which would increase my overall performance (graphics and fps) for gaming the most?

My specs from speccy:
It's a CyberPower gaming pc that I bought about a year ago probablly
CPU:AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 32nm Technology
GPU:SE461TS (1920x1080@60Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 6670 (Gigabyte)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. M68MT-S2 (Socket M2)
RAM: 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)

I have it connected to my 46 inch hdtv through hdmi and i can spend around $150. The GPUs im looking at are http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... The CPUs are http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-113-... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... What do you guys think?
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January 28, 2013 4:27:18 AM

You better get a powerful gpu because gpu influences most games.
You better go for this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Note powercolor is not a bad brand, sure sapphire is better but since you have a tight budget I'd recommend you to go with the powercolor card as that extra 1GB of video memory will do a lot
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January 28, 2013 4:36:21 AM

Hi. You definitely want a better GPU for better gaming performance; that CPU is fine. Given your budget the HD 7850 is the best; the next level would be the HD 7870 or GTX 660 at $200 after rebate. Make sure you have a quality PSU for the upgrade because I have a feeling CyberPowerPC wanted to save money with a cheap PSU.
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January 28, 2013 1:49:30 PM

Thanks for the quick responses guys. After comparing the gpus again I'm deciding to go with the powercolor one. Thanks for your help :D .
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January 28, 2013 3:13:36 PM

brando2594 said:
Hey guys. I'm trying to decide if i want a better GPU or CPU for my birthday in a few days. Which would increase my overall performance (graphics and fps) for gaming the most?

My specs from speccy:
It's a CyberPower gaming pc that I bought about a year ago probablly
CPU:AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 32nm Technology
GPU:SE461TS (1920x1080@60Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 6670 (Gigabyte)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. M68MT-S2 (Socket M2)
RAM: 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)

I have it connected to my 46 inch hdtv through hdmi and i can spend around $150. The GPUs im looking at are http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... The CPUs are http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-113-... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... What do you guys think?

make sure to overclock your 4100 if you get that 7850 though :) 
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