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New Build or Graphics Upgrade?

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February 25, 2013 2:17:50 PM

Hello all,

Here's my general specs:
MoBo:Asus M4A79 Deluxe
Chip: Phenom II X4 940, slight oc to 3.4GHz
Memory: 8GB DDR2
Graphics:Radeon HD 4870X2
HD: OCZ Vertex 2 SSD
Main Display: 24" Samsung 1920X1600

The question is should I just do a graphics upgrade to extend the life of the machine or wait another year or so and do a whole new build? So far the rig has held up well against most titles I have thrown at it. I play a lot of Planetside 2 and to get playable framerates I must scale back to Medium and play at 1920 x 1080. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but I wonder if I can still utilize the "Dragon" platform with a newer card and get better performance. Or will the Phenom be the bottleneck and not allow a newer card to shine?

Thanks

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February 25, 2013 2:41:55 PM

Wait another year and do a completely new build. Save the cash so when you do build one you will have a beast of a system, which is what yours used to be. Cheers
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February 25, 2013 7:10:04 PM

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February 25, 2013 7:10:06 PM

Thanks for the response. I was leaning toward holding off another year. Just thought I would see what others opinions were.
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