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. m 0 l wtrose1 November 13, 2012 5:20:13 PM Ya I'm wondering what will have the best increase in performance m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHELP component picking issue Forum SolvedNeed help picking component's Forum Need help picking my next part Forum SolvedFirst Build: Help picking components? Forum SolvedHelp picking Water cooling components and case. Forum SolvedNeed help with picking components. Forum SolvedI bought some components but need help picking the rest Forum SolvedHelp with picking components for i5-4670k and an Asus 787-K [Gaming] Forum Need help picking components for computer build. Forum SolvedUpgrading PC for Gaming-- Need help picking components Forum SolvedI need help picking out a case that will fit these components Forum I need some help with picking the right components Forum SolvedNeed help picking components for PC build Forum need help picking next decent/mid-range graphics.. Forum SolvedMini ITX gaming rig in a HTPC case - Help picking components?? Forum Help picking computer components Forum Help with picking components for upgrade Forum First build need help with picking and changing components Forum SolvedHelp picking out water cooling components Forum SolvedHelp me pick my next hardware upgrade Forum 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 !