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December 29, 2012 12:33:10 PM

I am having difficulties deciding what to upgrade on my system.

Currently I have

AMD Athlon X2 regor
350gb 7200rpm hd
500gb 7200rpm hd
GTX560ti 1 gb
Thermaltake 850wat PSU
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model

Should I get a new AM3+ processor, a 7950 card, ssd or just scrap it and save for a intel system.

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December 29, 2012 12:51:19 PM

processor. i wouldnt be surprised if you were already bottlenecked by the processor. throwing more gpu horsepower at it will accomplish nothing.
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December 29, 2012 12:55:38 PM

Since you already have an AM3+ mobo you should get a Piledriver CPU.
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December 29, 2012 3:06:20 PM

First thing you need to do is grab a CPU. If your board supports it, grab an fx 8320 or 8350. Myself I have the 8120 I upgraded to that from an Athlon quad core and honestly that was even a good jump. But previously I'd had an Athlon dual core and my old Athlon dual core bottlenecked a gts 450. So you've really probably been soldiering along. Grab an fx 8 core and be happy. I mean you can go intel but you've got pretty much the rest of the system. Get an 8320 and an aftermarket cooler like a hyper 212. My 8120 idles at near 30 degrees celcius, but I'm using a v6 gt cooler with a push pull config.
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December 29, 2012 3:24:20 PM

Don't scrap everything, just grab a new CPU and board, wipe your hdd's and reinstall windows. An i5 3750k and brand new motherboard will run you around $350-400.
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December 29, 2012 5:27:22 PM

Ja, get a new CPU and mobo
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December 29, 2012 6:09:16 PM

Or just pick up an fx 8320 and be in i5 territory for under 200 then sell your old chip on eBay and you are probably out for under 200
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December 30, 2012 3:09:38 AM

Allright well I think I will be picking up a 8320 then. I can get it for 160 and free shipping. Thanks for the help guys.
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December 30, 2012 3:09:52 AM

Best answer selected by jkalas83.
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