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February 24, 2013 8:57:05 PM

Hello, im currently seeking help with some possible upgrades. I have noticed lately im getting quite a bit of lag and stutter with my current build while playing World of Warcraft. my current setup is:

AMD Phenom 965 BE
MSI 790fx GD70
4gigs OCZ Black Edition RAM 1600mhz
Sapphire Toxic Edition 5850 2gig GPU
Corsair 850hx power supply.

I would like to get a few upgrades to make my computer a little more future proof, any advice would be great.

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February 24, 2013 9:14:42 PM

I currently have a Corsair H50 cpu cooler, is that sufficient enough for overclocking my cpu? Also im partial to ATI/AMD is a 7850 a pretty good jump up from the 5850?
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February 24, 2013 9:28:39 PM

Thats a pretty big jump with the 7850. Im not much of an overclocker so im probably better of to have someone do it for me. Should i stick with Sapphire or is there a better brand?
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February 24, 2013 9:30:23 PM

Sapphire is a good brand. XFX and Gigabyte are also good brands.
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February 24, 2013 9:38:53 PM

Anytime! Always glad to help.
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February 24, 2013 9:38:58 PM

One more question. Ive noticed the reviews on the 1gig card are better than the 2gig 7850. IS there quite a bit of difference?
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February 24, 2013 9:39:46 PM

Unless you have more than one monitor, there will be little or no difference. 1gb cards are usually cheaper. If you can get a 2gb card, go for it, but if not it won't make much of a difference.
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February 24, 2013 9:41:01 PM

I run a 24 inch monitor and thats it. The price difference isnt much, i guess i should go ahead and grab the 2gig. Thanks again.
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February 24, 2013 9:41:36 PM

No problem!
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