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Default new video card or new rig? please help - 07-15-2013, 00:21 | posts: 1

hello guys, i want you to help me upgrade my pc to something better especially for the upcoming games like BF4, i use my pc to record the gameplay with fraps.

my rig:
- intel core i7 2.66 8M LGA1366-i7-920BOX
- memory OCZ 6GB PC3-10666(3X2GB)OCZ3X1333LV6GK
- Gigabye MB-EX58U3R-I7/X58/DR3/3XFIRE/R/A
- WESTRON DIGITAL 1TB 3.5" SATA 32MB WD10EADS
- Sapphire HD5850 1GB GDDR5-21162-00-50R
- Thermaltake ElementT /Blk/Win/Secc-VK90001N2Z
- CoolMAX Power Supply RM 850B
- Manhattan Cleaning Wipes 100-433105
- LG DVDRW 22X AVAR12B-GH22

thank you for the help.
   
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Processor: FX-6300 4.7Ghz
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
Memory: 8GB Corsair 1.6Ghz C8
Soundcard: Asus Xonar DG
PSU: Corsair GS 800Watt series
Default 07-15-2013, 00:24 | posts: 624 | Location: Croatia

I would recommend that you wait, altough most will say go for a new rig.

Why?

Because if you waited so long(considering your specs), wait a bit longer for DDR4 and Maxwell GPU's etc...
   
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Default 07-15-2013, 00:59 | posts: 26,670 | Location: Hampshire, UK

I fail to see why most would say go for a new rig, quite the opposite, most will say to stick. that i7 920 has plenty of juice for any game out there.

OP, if I was you, I'd get a decent 3rd party cooler, something like a CM HYPER 212 EVO or similar, they can be had for around $35 and overclock that cpu to 4ghz or so. then upgrade your gpu to something like a gtx 760/hd 7950 or better, depending on your budget. if you have enough left, get a SSD, even if a small 64gb one, it'll be enough for your OS and all the essential apps.
   
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Videocard: Gigabyte 7970 1125/1525
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Default 07-15-2013, 17:13 | posts: 805 | Location: Holland

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I fail to see why most would say go for a new rig, quite the opposite, most will say to stick. that i7 920 has plenty of juice for any game out there.

OP, if I was you, I'd get a decent 3rd party cooler, something like a CM HYPER 212 EVO or similar, they can be had for around $35 and overclock that cpu to 4ghz or so. then upgrade your gpu to something like a gtx 760/hd 7950 or better, depending on your budget. if you have enough left, get a SSD, even if a small 64gb one, it'll be enough for your OS and all the essential apps.
Ditto. Good advice.
   
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