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November 21, 2012 12:55:09 PM

I have a huge dilemma, ok here is my system ( i apologize in advance for my poor english)

Cpu: AMD Phenom II x3 710 2.6Gig BE with no forth core.
Motherboard: Asus M4A79XTD EVO
Ram: 2x 1Gig Patriot DDR3 (dont remember the exact model) and 1x crossair xms3 2gig, for a total of 4 gig
Video card: Sapphire RADEON HD 5750 1024MB
Power Supplied: Crossair 620 watts
Hard Drive: Caviar Black 7200rpm

so what i do whit my rig, i play games primary and watch tv series and movies.

Budget = around 400$
I preferer smoothess/performance vs visual quality.

Ok, so here my dilemma, i dont know if i should upgraded my rig (change my cpu for a amd phenom II x4 965 3.4Gig BE, upgrade ram to 8 gig and upgrade my video card to a nvidia GTX 560 ti or something near that (have any suggestionfor a video card?) or just upgrade my video card and ram to 8 gig and wait till i have more money and just change my rig all together, or just simply upgraded my ram to 8 gig and wait.

The reason why i have that dilemma, its because of Battlefield 3, right now i play at medium graphic quality and its ok. It get a bit choopy when its get really intense or when theres alot of smoke. So i think BF3 will probably be one of the last games my rig will propely run.

So that about it, if you have any kind of suggestion, your welcome to post it
Thx in advance

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November 21, 2012 1:54:09 PM

ToasterRama said:
I have a huge dilemma, ok here is my system ( i apologize in advance for my poor english)

Cpu: AMD Phenom II x3 710 2.6Gig BE with no forth core.
Motherboard: Asus M4A79XTD EVO
Ram: 2x 1Gig Patriot DDR3 (dont remember the exact model) and 1x crossair xms3 2gig, for a total of 4 gig
Video card: Sapphire RADEON HD 5750 1024MB
Power Supplied: Crossair 620 watts
Hard Drive: Caviar Black 7200rpm

so what i do whit my rig, i play games primary and watch tv series and movies.

Budget = around 400$
I preferer smoothess/performance vs visual quality.

Ok, so here my dilemma, i dont know if i should upgraded my rig (change my cpu for a amd phenom II x4 965 3.4Gig BE, upgrade ram to 8 gig and upgrade my video card to a nvidia GTX 560 ti or something near that (have any suggestionfor a video card?) or just upgrade my video card and ram to 8 gig and wait till i have more money and just change my rig all together, or just simply upgraded my ram to 8 gig and wait.

The reason why i have that dilemma, its because of Battlefield 3, right now i play at medium graphic quality and its ok. It get a bit choopy when its get really intense or when theres alot of smoke. So i think BF3 will probably be one of the last games my rig will propely run.

So that about it, if you have any kind of suggestion, your welcome to post it
Thx in advance


I'm no expert when it comes to AMD processors any more but can your budget fit an SSD and a better GPU?

I do think that if your game is struggling with BF3 then it might be better to save up and go for a whole rebuild.

I wouldn't buy a GTI 560TI right now as I don't think they are value for money you would probably be better off going for an AMD 7870 I think.
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November 21, 2012 2:24:44 PM

An SSD will do NOTHING for your symptoms nor will an upgrade to a Phenom II x 4. If I were you I would buy the best Nvidia GPU I could afford and 8GB of RAM. If that doesn't fix your game issues use the new RAM and GPU in a new Intel build.
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November 21, 2012 2:48:49 PM

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I would go with these - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK at newegg HERE - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - for $30 a pair and get 2 pair for 8 GB total. They're on your motherboards QVL for all 4 slots so no problems with compatibility.

Then go with something like this - XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card Found HERE - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for only $255 and that should solve your problems for a while. Your board doesn't support the pcie 3.0 but it will still give you all the performance you need and you can probably use it in your next upgrade when you decide to beef it up.
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November 29, 2012 1:54:07 PM

Thx all for the info, ill just wait till i have more money to built a new intel rig, probable a i5 2500k or maybe the i7 2700k and with a ati gpu something like a 7870.

Peace!
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November 29, 2012 4:24:53 PM

As a temporary fix just upgrade the memory and you might be able to at least play your games until you save up.
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