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Upgrade advice: GPU or SSD

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March 18, 2013 6:21:17 AM

Currently I run:
Q9650 @ 4GHz; 8 GB (DDR2) RAM; 2x6850 (@850 MHz); Velociraptor + 2TB storage; 750 W Corsair PSU;

Bit background:
I was going for a CPU/Mobo upgrade because I was running Vista x64 and when in BF3 my CPU load was 95%+ RAM 6+GB... In the meantime I upgraded to W8 and now CPU is ~80-85% and RAM is ~4GB... (frame rates are bit higher as well now ~55 but before on the same map ~45-50 on 1920x1200)

So I decided to skip the basic upgrade and wait for Haswell performance number (and eventual drop in Sandy/Ivy)

Yet I have this itch for something new in my PC... :) 

What is you opinion?

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March 18, 2013 6:36:42 AM

2 6850s is still pretty good. turn down the AA to get better fps.

id either save enough money to do a overhaul or sell the video cards and get a system. the psu, hard drives and case are still reusuable
March 18, 2013 7:26:25 AM

TheBigTroll said:
2 6850s is still pretty good. turn down the AA to get better fps.

id either save enough money to do a overhaul or sell the video cards and get a system. the psu, hard drives and case are still reusuable


Thanks for the replay - it is interesting one: that was my initial planing: squeeze the life of this setup (it is balanced to my opinion: CPU & GPUs are ~80-90% loaded during BF3);
then sell whatever I can on ebay (anyone interested for some (still working & in good shape!!) junk? :D  ) and build my self a nice powerful mini-ITX box...

buy then... this da@#$ itch for upgrade... I kind of feel that SSD would be a nice treat, but GPU is also tempting to smooth out some stutter in a busy maps with many players...
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