need some advice on what to upgrade on!

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#1 Posted by daazub16 (5 posts) -
Been thinking about upgrading the past months but i do not know where to start at Feel free to express what i should possibly get first, I have been out of the computer hardware in a year so i do not know much anymore :( Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1 CPU AMD Phenom II X4 960T Thuban 45nm Technology RAM 4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (8-8-8-20) Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 (CPUSocket) Graphics VX2235wm (1680x1050@60Hz) AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (ATI AIB) Hard Drives 373GB Seagate ST3400632NS ATA Device (SATA) Optical Drives DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device ASUS DRW-24B1ST a ATA Device Audio Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM) Edit: Graphics card is a 6850 and the processor is overclocked to 4.0
#2 Posted by MonsieurX (29966 posts) -
If you feel the need to upgrade(as in you're not satisfied in performance), get an extra 4gb and/or a 2nd 68**
#3 Posted by 04dcarraher (19467 posts) -

I would grab a Hyper 212+ cooler overclock that cpu to at least 3.6 ghz, add another 4gb of DDR 3 , and maybe a new gpu like a GTX 660 or 7850 at least.

If you have enough of a psu you could Crossfire another 6850/6870

#4 Posted by daazub16 (5 posts) -
I would grab a Hyper 212+ cooler overclock that cpu to at least 3.6 ghz, add another 4gb of DDR 3 , and maybe a new gpu like a GTX 660 or 7850 at least.04dcarraher
I forgot to mention it is running at 4.0 ghz, sorry for not mentioning that i've only slept for an hour lol
#5 Posted by 04dcarraher (19467 posts) -
[QUOTE="04dcarraher"]I would grab a Hyper 212+ cooler overclock that cpu to at least 3.6 ghz, add another 4gb of DDR 3 , and maybe a new gpu like a GTX 660 or 7850 at least.daazub16
I forgot to mention it is running at 4.0 ghz, sorry for not mentioning that i've only slept for an hour lol

Then just grab another 4 gb of memory and another 6800 for crossfire or get a new card.
#6 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7384 posts) -

+4gb ram, sell 6800 for a little cash & upgrade gpu.

Boom done!

#7 Posted by daazub16 (5 posts) -
Yeah thanks guys for the opinion on what I should get I would get more ram, but i only have a 32 bit so more memory is kind of useless Was thinking about doing crossfire with another 6850 but i hardly see any If anything I have about $250 dollars to spare to buy a new video card.
#8 Posted by Chris_53 (5114 posts) -
Just get yourself a new graphics card and your set
#9 Posted by kitty (114652 posts) -
[QUOTE="daazub16"]Yeah thanks guys for the opinion on what I should get I would get more ram, but i only have a 32 bit so more memory is kind of useless Was thinking about doing crossfire with another 6850 but i hardly see any If anything I have about $250 dollars to spare to buy a new video card.

$250 can get you 7870, or you can save up $50 more and get a 7950
#10 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6038 posts) -

yeah get a new gpu, everything else is satisfactory...definitely not the best but it will get you through another year or so.  You will likely experience alot of frame drops in games ranging from 20-30fps due to the weak cpu but again the games are still playable so its not a huge deal.  As for the gpu, stay away from nvidia, all their cards except for the 660 (non ti) and 650 are over priced.  You will be paying a lot more $$ for a lot less card with nvidia as opposed to AMD.

#11 Posted by 04dcarraher (19467 posts) -

yeah get a new gpu, everything else is satisfactory...definitely not the best but it will get you through another year or so.  You will likely experience alot of frame drops in games ranging from 20-30fps due to the weak cpu but again the games are still playable so its not a huge deal.  As for the gpu, stay away from nvidia, all their cards except for the 660 (non ti) and 650 are over priced.  You will be paying a lot more $$ for a lot less card with nvidia as opposed to AMD.

blaznwiipspman1
Your so full of crap :lol:
#12 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6038 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

yeah get a new gpu, everything else is satisfactory...definitely not the best but it will get you through another year or so.  You will likely experience alot of frame drops in games ranging from 20-30fps due to the weak cpu but again the games are still playable so its not a huge deal.  As for the gpu, stay away from nvidia, all their cards except for the 660 (non ti) and 650 are over priced.  You will be paying a lot more $$ for a lot less card with nvidia as opposed to AMD.

04dcarraher

Your so full of crap :lol:

 

laugh it off but AMD cpus are garbage, everyone knows this.  Fortunately for AMD their gpus are the best bang for buck you can find on the market, nvidia is way over priced, they need to fund their garbage ARM processors to try and take out intel which will never happen.

#13 Posted by 04dcarraher (19467 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"][QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

yeah get a new gpu, everything else is satisfactory...definitely not the best but it will get you through another year or so.  You will likely experience alot of frame drops in games ranging from 20-30fps due to the weak cpu but again the games are still playable so its not a huge deal.  As for the gpu, stay away from nvidia, all their cards except for the 660 (non ti) and 650 are over priced.  You will be paying a lot more $$ for a lot less card with nvidia as opposed to AMD.

blaznwiipspman1

Your so full of crap :lol:

 

laugh it off but AMD cpus are garbage, everyone knows this.  Fortunately for AMD their gpus are the best bang for buck you can find on the market, nvidia is way over priced, they need to fund their garbage ARM processors to try and take out intel which will never happen.

amd cpu's get the job done so their garbage :lol: ya right. :roll:
#14 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6038 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"] Your so full of crap :lol:04dcarraher

 

laugh it off but AMD cpus are garbage, everyone knows this.  Fortunately for AMD their gpus are the best bang for buck you can find on the market, nvidia is way over priced, they need to fund their garbage ARM processors to try and take out intel which will never happen.

amd cpu's get the job done so their garbage :lol: ya right. :roll:

 

yeah, my 98 toyota corolla gets the job done too getting me to work, and its also really fuel efficient, 120 HP and 30mpg.  The intels are like a mustang,  300 HP and 25 mpg (the v6 not the v8).  That pretty much sums up intel vs AMD.

#15 Posted by daazub16 (5 posts) -

lol no need to argue about if nvidia or amd is better

I bought a new card today it was only like 250 bucks at frys

 

Took me 4 hours though to fix my problem why my driver wasnt installing correctly.

God Damn AVG caused all my problems in the end lol

#16 Posted by Chris_53 (5114 posts) -
[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

yeah get a new gpu, everything else is satisfactory...definitely not the best but it will get you through another year or so.  You will likely experience alot of frame drops in games ranging from 20-30fps due to the weak cpu but again the games are still playable so its not a huge deal.  As for the gpu, stay away from nvidia, all their cards except for the 660 (non ti) and 650 are over priced.  You will be paying a lot more $$ for a lot less card with nvidia as opposed to AMD.

04dcarraher
Your so full of crap :lol:

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