Help picking next component Tags: Radeon Graphics Last response: November 14, 2012 3:25 AM in Graphics & Displays Share wtrose1 November 13, 2012 3:16:25 AM Well I feel like i need to upgrade something, I am stuck on what to purchase though. I have done a little research and its down to 3 items 1. ARCTIC COOLING ACCEL-X3 Fluid Dynamic VGA Cooler I thought about getting the cooler and overclocking the poweracolor 7870 that i have. 2. Purchase another powercolor 7870 and run a crossfire setup, Mostly to get better benchmarks. (I could not find any really clear details about running a X16,X4 Setup 3. Purchase a new CPU possibly the amd 8350. AMD FX-4170 4.20 stock clock Overclock anywhere from 4.3 to 4.7 usually 64GB SANDISK SSD operating system 1TB SATA III GSKILL 16GB DDR3 16000MHZ ASETEK 510LC 120MM WATERCOOLER with push/pull setup COOLERMASTER ELITE 431 case GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 motherboard CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX V2 POWER SUPPLY AMD RADEON 7870 2GB DDR5 PCI-E 3.0 WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM SP1 64-BIT More about : picking component manofchalk November 13, 2012 3:48:57 AM New CPU I think, the 8350 is a good choice. wtrose1 November 13, 2012 5:20:13 PM Ya I'm wondering what will have the best increase in performance Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer manofchalk November 14, 2012 3:25:16 AM For RAM your good, for the GPU you are good for the time being. PSU is a bit overkill to be honest and you are running the OS off an SSD, so thats all good. Only weak link is your low end processor. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHelp me pick my next build ForumPicking Some Components ForumHelp me pick my next hardware upgrade ForumHelp me pick component (motherboard etc) ForumMid level HTPC build - Need help picking out a CPU/Mobo & Case..please ForumWhat component should I buy next ? Forum800-850$ Gaming Build. Need help on picking parts ForumNeed help picking a Case & Power Supply ForumMentally Handicapped Person Needs Help Picking Parts 4 1st Liquid Rig! ForumHelp picking a LGA1366 motherboard ForumNeed help picking my next motherboard ForumHelp picking mobo so i can finalize build ForumNeed help picking a 24" display ForumHelp With Picking Components ForumNeed help picking a case! ForumMy game is telling me I need to install Physx, but I have an AMD card? Forum[Solved] Need help with a video card Forum[Solved] Upgrade Help (i have some knowledge) ForumSurround display help please ForumHdmi eyefninity setup help More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !