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Gaming upgrade - recommendations please

By detrunks
Jul 2, 2012
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  1. Hi,
    Here's my set-up:
    Asus M4A79XTD EVO
    2 times HD 4850 512MB (in crossfire)
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
    6GB 1333mhz RAM (Kingston)
    128GB OCZ Vertex Plus Series SATA II SSD
    600w coolermaster silent PSU
    W7 O/S

    nothing overclocked
    What is the next best upgrade to make in order to get a noticeable difference in gaming?

    thanks in advance
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 889   +171

    Well If you want better gaming performance. The upgrade would be the GPU. What is the budget you have for the upgrade?
  3. detrunks

    detrunks TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 204

    £200 overall
  4. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 889   +171

    Where do you live? Would you be able to purchase online? Maybe consider grabbing a HD 7850 or 7870. Either of those cards would be a nice upgrade.
  5. detrunks

    detrunks TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 204

    Yep, I can order online.
    thanks
  6. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Is that £200 plus the sale of your 4850's?

    For £200 your best bet is probably the 7870, if you can stretch it to £300 then the GTX 670 is a great card.
  7. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,256   +147

  8. detrunks

    detrunks TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 204

    thanks guys - if I do go for the 7870, will there be any remaining 'bottlenecks'?
    & Yes, it's £200 including whatever I sell
  9. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    You can probably go for the 7950 then, AMD are also giving away 3 free games. Most 7950's overclock extremely well.
    You shouldn't have any bottlenecks and it should be a huge upgrade. Good luck!


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