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Looking for realistic upgrade to improve gaming if possible

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March 2, 2013 10:08:39 PM

i currently have a asus 990rx sabertooth r2 MB, fx 8350 cpu, xfx dd be 7970 gpu, corsair hx750w psu, 16 gb of 1600 ram, 1tb hdd anything that i could add to improve games not that there not running great as is just curious of possible upgrades and yes im aware of the gtx 690's but 1grand for a single video card... im good on that
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March 2, 2013 10:30:19 PM

You can grab another 7970 and CFX them

Or

you can wait for steamroller and then upgrade the CPU then

Depends on the games you are playing
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March 2, 2013 10:33:02 PM

How is it not performing well? Unless your gaming on an Eyefinity setup that should be getting you very good performance.

Otherwise, Stickman's points. Though I would throw in overclocking the CPU if you aren't already, Piledriver chips need a good overclock before they can really stretch their legs.
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March 2, 2013 10:33:52 PM

Blazn said:
i currently have a asus 990rx sabertooth r2 MB, fx 8350 cpu, xfx dd be 7970 gpu, corsair hx750w psu, 16 gb of 1600 ram, 1tb hdd anything that i could add to improve games not that there not running great as is just curious of possible upgrades and yes im aware of the gtx 690's but 1grand for a single video card... im good on that



Buy your girlfriend some flowers
so she leaves you alone and lets you play games
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March 2, 2013 10:35:37 PM

You have a nice AMD build there. Hmmm. If you want to improve your gaming experience without altering your build in a dramatic, you can start with getting an SSD.

You could also try to OC your GPU and CPU provided that you have proper cooling.

Now, if you're okay with a major overhaul of your rig, get an i5-3570k and an appropriate mobo. While 8350 is a good chip, the 3570k beats it in most games.
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March 2, 2013 10:40:24 PM

hmm the steam roller this catchs my intrest i had a bulldozer chip when they first came out had to get my zambizee 8350 cause bulldozer kinda sucked lol
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a c 105 B Homebuilt system
March 2, 2013 10:40:43 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Buy your girlfriend some flowers
so she leaves you alone and lets you play games


Thats a roundabout yet still valid way to improve gaming quality :lol: 

Speaking of not so obvious way to improve gaming, maybe a better monitor, mouse/keyboard/sound setup. Even a better desk or chair.
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March 2, 2013 10:43:11 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Buy your girlfriend some flowers
so she leaves you alone and lets you play games



she is a gamer she would rather crysis 3 lol
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March 2, 2013 10:44:49 PM

i was just curious of any performance i can upgrade like the ssd idea i heard they only help boot time though
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March 2, 2013 10:45:55 PM

faster23rd said:
You have a nice AMD build there. Hmmm. If you want to improve your gaming experience without altering your build in a dramatic, you can start with getting an SSD.

You could also try to OC your GPU and CPU provided that you have proper cooling.

Now, if you're okay with a major overhaul of your rig, get an i5-3570k and an appropriate mobo. While 8350 is a good chip, the 3570k beats it in most games.

my brothe has the cpu with a 660ti gpu and i get better performance so im good with my amd rig but valid idea
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March 2, 2013 10:46:22 PM

Blazn said:
i was just curious of any performance i can upgrade like the ssd idea i heard they only help boot time though


Pretty much
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March 2, 2013 10:48:02 PM

Blazn said:
she is a gamer she would rather crysis 3 lol



In that case a 27 inch Dell IPS monitor , and two copies of Crysis 3
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a c 105 B Homebuilt system
March 2, 2013 10:49:36 PM

Crossfire another 7970 and give her the promo code?

An SSD wont improve gaming performance, your FPS wont rise by having the game stored on the SSD. Load times will improve, but no an SSD wont improve your gaming.
Though would advise getting one anyway, there is a noticeable difference between using an SSD and HDD based system, the SSD just make generally using the machine so much faster.
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