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Upgrade: CPU or Graphics Card?
Feb 1, 2013, 3:23 PM
I'm looking to upgrade my computer. I currently have an AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core CPU and an MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB video card.
I'm looking to spend under $200, and I'll likely buy either the Intel Core i5-3350P if I go CPU, or the Radeon HD 7850 2 GB if I go the video card route.
Which way would end up providing the best benefits?
Feb 1, 2013
upgrade graphics card
Feb 1, 2013, 3:55 PM
While at it, if your motherboard supports it, see if you can unlock the X3 into an X4.
Feb 1, 2013, 5:59 PM
If you want to get an i5, you will need a intel motherboard. I also suggest the 7850 and anyway, haswell is coming so you can either take advantage of cheap ivy's/sandys or get haswell itself.
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