new video card or new rig? please help

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by GraphicsMan, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. GraphicsMan

    GraphicsMan New Member

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    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.
     
  2. Mraz

    Mraz Master Guru

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    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...
     
  3. eclap

    eclap Banned

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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.
     
  4. flow

    flow Master Guru

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    Ditto. Good advice.
     

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