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User Info: econobeing2

econobeing2
4 years ago#1
My current card is a Radeon HD 4890.

I was already thinking about upgrading from a 2.8GHz 3 core CPU to a 3.2 GHz 4 core (mobo can only handle 4 cores). and doubling the ram from 4GB to 8GB and leaving the video card unchanged. that would run me about $140.

But a new video card would cost more than $140, on top of the $140 i'm already planning on spending.

Will my current one last one or two more years?
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User Info: link510

link510
4 years ago#2
What's your resolution? That's stronger than my 5770 and I play games fine at 1080p. I wouldn't bother with that CPU upgrade. Either overclock/unlock your current CPU, or get a whole new mobo/cpu/ram set, which would probably be more than you want to spend.

User Info: THEB0SS666

THEB0SS666
4 years ago#3
Your video card is fine dx11 is terrible anyway very subtle differences.
dell xps 7100 amd radeon 5870 8gb ram amd phenom x6 1045t 3.2ghz 1.5tbhdd

User Info: DiehardFFv2

DiehardFFv2
4 years ago#4
Save your money and hold out for Haswell. Don't get the 955 BE.
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User Info: econobeing2

econobeing2
4 years ago#5
link510 posted...
What's your resolution? That's stronger than my 5770 and I play games fine at 1080p. I wouldn't bother with that CPU upgrade. Either overclock/unlock your current CPU, or get a whole new mobo/cpu/ram set, which would probably be more than you want to spend.


1080p, dual monitors (i don't think that matters since i only ever use one while gaming)

mobo/cpu/ram set is a bit more than i'm looking to spend.

the ram upgrade is a definite though, for $30 it's a no brainer.

if it was a choice between a new graphics card and a new cpu (if i didn't want to overclock my current one) which would be the better option?
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User Info: link510

link510
4 years ago#6
You/d probably see more improvement from a new graphics card, but your cpu (especially without overclocking) is definitely getting on in age. Is there any reason you refuse to overclock? It would do you quite a bit of good. It would be better than buying a new phenom II and not overclocking it. You're basically sitting on free performance

User Info: Lord Hamm

Lord Hamm
4 years ago#7
Nope
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User Info: spardasieg

spardasieg
4 years ago#8
Overclock that CPU, but a Hyper 212 Plus for now and crank that thing up, you can always use the cooler for a future CPU anyways so its not like a waste or anything.
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