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    [Help] Upgrading my PC...

    So.. I've come to the conclusion I'll buy myself a new CPU and GPU. (Current being AMD Phenom II x4 960t + Radeon HD 6870)

    I've put up 2 viable upgrades, and I need your comments helping me decide which one of these to go with.

    1. Kundvagn - 2013-04-20 - Inet.se

    2. Kundvagn - 2013-04-22 - Inet.se

    With the first package I get a brand new I5, great CPU. + HD 7950

    Second: No need for a new motherboard (My current has AM3+ socket), Better CPU than before, + HD 7970

    I've also heard, the HD 7950 overclocks better than 7970, but I know nothing about overclocking, maybe time for me to learn?
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    They aren't even full builds
    That's less than half of the build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTerroriser1 View Post
    They aren't even full builds
    That's less than half of the build.
    Upgrades, Hello?

    Computer specs in signature.

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    Upgrade the CPU and Video card. i think the rest is pretty safe to keep! maybe motherboard but the rest seems fine to me


    So in other words, intel. http://www.inet.se/kundvagn/visa/3252957/2013-04-20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Upgrades, Hello?

    Computer specs in signature.
    Oh sorry my bad
    I suggest going with the second one if you REALLY want one of those two upgrade links.
    For cooling I suggest getting the corsair H110
    If you don't really have a budget get a 670 or 680 and an i7 2600k - 3770k
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    i Agree with TheTerroriser1, intel is the best, a 670 or 680 is Prime video card, and Good fan to keep it all cooled for you

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    The build with the 7950 doesn't look too bad.
    Not much experience with AMD card due to horrible drivers but if you get a good overclock on the 7950 there's no need going for the 7970.

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    Geforce has Legacy drivers tho and updates drivers, its easy to upgrade. legacy drivers. The last update i installed, did this GeForce 314.22 WHQL Drivers: Ready For BioShock Infinite | GeForce seems like the legacy drivers make games run twice as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    So.. I've come to the conclusion I'll buy myself a new CPU and GPU. (Current being AMD Phenom II x4 960t + Radeon HD 6870)

    I've put up 2 viable upgrades, and I need your comments helping me decide which one of these to go with.

    1. Kundvagn - 2013-04-20 - Inet.se

    2. Kundvagn - 2013-04-22 - Inet.se

    With the first package I get a brand new I5, great CPU. + HD 7950

    Second: No need for a new motherboard (My current has AM3+ socket), Better CPU than before, + HD 7970

    I've also heard, the HD 7950 overclocks better than 7970, but I know nothing about overclocking, maybe time for me to learn?
    I don´t know how many money u receive on sweden but

    2 649 kr = 310€ (euros) for the Gigabyte Radeon HD7950 3072MB Windforce
    i can get a Graphic Card MSI GT630 4GB DDR3 for 69.90€

    PCDiga - Grfica MSI GT630 4GB DDR3 (N630GT-MD4GD3)

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    The intel is great for gaming while the amd is great for rendering, so your choice would depend on what your primary use for it is.


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