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Help picking next component
Nov 13, 2012, 3:16 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
Nov 14, 2012
help picking component
Nov 13, 2012, 3:48 AM
New CPU I think, the 8350 is a good choice.
Nov 13, 2012, 5:20 PM
Ya I'm wondering what will have the best increase in performance
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Nov 14, 2012, 3:25 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.
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