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phil3_66666 March 11, 2009 02:28 PM

Cpu, Gpu or what? upgrade?
Hi guys, i have some money to do an upgrade, but dont know what to buy...

MY rig:
Lapped e5200 at 3.8 with vendetta 2(lapped too)
4g ddr2 1000 g.skill
my ep45-ud3p is comming
antec 300(with added 3 red yate loon(2 front and 1 side)
his 4870
wd black 640
corsair hx520

i play at 1080p resolution, and in some time i want a litle mre fps in game

upgrade my psu and buy another one 4870
upgrade my cpu to a quad(down have budjet for i7)
or im tinking abour wc my video card for oc it

What is the best option?


Shadowmeph March 11, 2009 02:38 PM

what games do you play? because that system should be pretty good for most games, I know that there are a few fps online games out there that no matter what you have the fps will be not so great I think that it has to do with the internet connection but I am not totally sure.

phil3_66666 March 11, 2009 02:44 PM

i play game like cod, farcry2, crysis, l4d,css... all this game can run on my system but some time i got small lag(not only online)

that why i ask this, i dont know if i realy want more graphic power or something else...

and yes im internet connection is crap.. but i have the best i can have here...

BT! March 11, 2009 03:15 PM

another 4870. :D

gingerbee March 11, 2009 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by BT! (Post 161934)
another 4870. :D

i have to agree here i don't see you getting much more maybe with quad

3.0charlie March 11, 2009 06:27 PM

An E5200, even oc'ed will bottleneck 4870s crossfired. I would either consider an E8400, or a Q9450.

rjbarker March 11, 2009 07:12 PM


An E5200, even oc'ed will bottleneck 4870s crossfired. I would either consider an E8400, or a Q9450.
+1 ...completely agree with Charlie...new CPU then new GPU...

phil3_66666 March 11, 2009 07:14 PM

Thanks for youre reply guys:thumb:

so next upgrade, quad core.. :biggrin:

BT! March 11, 2009 08:07 PM

my bad, i just realized the e5200 is a pentium chip and not a c2d, lol.

JD March 11, 2009 08:49 PM

Maybe sell your HD4870 if its a 512MB version and get a 1GB version instead. Shouldn't cost too much to do assuming you can sell it.

Otherwise I'd go with a CPU upgrade. As said above, E8400 or Q9450 would do nicely.

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