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Old February 1, 2010, 05:25 AM
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My System Specs

Default AMD or Intel... 400$ CPU/Mobo/ram combo.

Not sure if this should go in the build or CPU forum... trying it here for now.

I've been thinking of upgrading(if it's worth it) my E8500/750i FTW lately, more then once.

No1 Question, would I see a big increase in FPS in games? This is on a GTX260c216. I plan on upgrading the video card this autumn once the first revisions of Fermi are out(I am not an early adopter kinda guy) and the 58XX series have matured also. No SLI or Crossfire for me anymore.

If I wont see much of an increase in games, would my E8500@3.7ghz be bottlenecked by the newer cards(Fermi/58XX) later on or the CPU is not the bottleneck of my system?

For +-400$. Gaming only, slight overclock, nothing extreme by any means. Prices are approximate of what I found quickly shopping. I'll need a new CPU cooler also, TDB later on.

Option A:
AMD 955 Black Edition(180$)
Asus or Gigabyte mobo(around 100$ for a mATX, whatever is on special or the nice to have)
4gb G.skill or Mushkin ram (around 110$ or a little more for mushkin)

Option B:
i5-750(210$)
Gigabyte or Asus mobo(around 100$ for a mATX, whatever is on special or the nice to have)
4gb G.skill or Mushkin ram (around 110$ or a little more for mushkin)

Thanks for any advise.
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