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Upgrading pc, What to get?

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February 19, 2013 7:59:27 PM

So, I have an slightly old rig:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T overlocked to 3.7 ghz
GPU: ATI radeon HD 6870
MOBO: Asrock extreme 4
Monitor: Packard bell random Full hd led monitor
Case: Zalman Z9

What Im looking for:
CPU: Intel defenitly, im starting to hate amd on that area lolz
GPU: AMD or Nvidia
MoBo: Not too expensive

Let's say, I can upgrade 2 pc with the same hardware, one with a budget of 800 Euros the other one with 1200 Euros.
What would u guys suggest?

Thx, srry for any grammer mistakes (whas sleepy lawlz)

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February 19, 2013 8:06:43 PM

Edit: Whas thinking of buying a Interl I7 3770K + AMD 7950 or Nvidia 680 I can still life with this rig for 2-3 moths before throwing it out of the window cos of irritation, its amazing that my rig has so much lag on some games xD

Couldn't edit my main thread somehow :S
February 19, 2013 8:31:51 PM

just upgrade your video card? to 7970 or gtx670?
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February 19, 2013 9:07:42 PM

if you are getting a lot lag, i think you probably turned up AA too much. my friend can play bf3 at ultra with a 6870 easily as long as he kept aa at 4x.

anyways, id suggest a gtx 670 or a 7950. whichever is cheaper.
February 20, 2013 8:26:58 AM

But, Im starting to think this amd cpu is just a big pile of scrap. thats why I want to upgrade it, and not sure what to get. I could wait till june for the new intel architecture + a newer grahapics card maybe.
February 20, 2013 9:36:19 AM

the CPU is fine
a b À AMD
February 20, 2013 9:44:14 AM

The Phenom II Hex cores are actually very good performers. It wouldnt be the issue in games.

Graphics card is what I would upgrade, a 7950 would be a good option. And if you still have issues, well now you don't have to get a GPU for the full system upgrade you were planning on anyway.