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    Upgrade Time

    Before making any suggestions please look at my current build below...
    AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz, ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0, Kingston HyperX 8GB @ 1600 Mhz, Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Ghz edition, Fractal Design Arc Midi R2, Corsair CX 500m 80 Plus Bronze

    The fields I'm looking to upgrade in are the GPU, Mobo, and MAYBE the Case(?)(Thinking about a smaller case with good cable management capability)

    Something I'm not certain about is whether or not to upgrade the processor... as far as gaming (all I do on this pc) should I just stick with that one or maybe get an 8 core (i'm staying with AMD CPU's)... it's a tough decision

    Ultimately, I'd like to spend less than $400 on an upgrade that will last me at least until next winter and maybe to the summer of 2015.

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    PS. any advice on cable routing in this case? i'm not talented at it...

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    You shouldn't ever really upgrade your mobo unless it breaks, or doesn't have the right connections. Right now, I'd definitely stick with it.
    Your case is fine as well.
    Upgrade your CPU and GPU.
    Maybe an FX-8120 and a Radeon 7870.
    Total will run you about $300 and give you a huge performance bump.
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    Selling your old parts on eBay always help regain some of the price.
    You'll most likely end up spending only about 200 or so bucks.
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    @Aborted thanks for the info and recommendations. i never even thought about selling the parts either, i'll definitely do that. would it maybe be better to get an FX6300 and save the extra money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3kc View Post
    @Aborted thanks for the info and recommendations. i never even thought about selling the parts either, i'll definitely do that. would it maybe be better to get an FX6300 and save the extra money?
    That's also an option.
    When the earth is changed into a humid dungeon,
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    When the rain stretching out its endless train
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    And a silent horde of loathsome spiders
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    All at once the bells leap with rage
    And hurl a frightful roar at heaven,
    Even as wandering spirits with no country
    Burst into a stubborn, whimpering cry.
    — And without drums or music, long hearses
    Pass by slowly in my soul; Hope, vanquished,
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    If you have the choice, get the sapphire hd radeon 7790 for a couple more bucks, I have it and the fx 6100 and doing about 50-60 frames on high on most games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FAGGOT BLUE TURD View Post
    If you have the choice, get the sapphire hd radeon 7790 for a couple more bucks, I have it and the fx 6100 and doing about 50-60 frames on high on most games.
    that is an interesting comment... i haven't heard too many great things about the 7790

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3kc View Post
    that is an interesting comment... i haven't heard too many great things about the 7790
    I'd recommend not getting a 7790. It's only got a 2-3% performance advantage over your current setup.
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    All at once the bells leap with rage
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    — And without drums or music, long hearses
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aborted View Post

    I'd recommend not getting a 7790. It's only got a 2-3% performance advantage over your current setup.
    thanks. i wasn't going to. it just isn't much of an upgrade.

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    @Aborted should i get a 7870XT, GHz Edition, or just a regular 7870

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3kc View Post
    @Aborted should i get a 7870XT, GHz Edition, or just a regular 7870
    If money allows, the GHz edition. Its clock rate is set higher, in excess of 1GHz, hence the name.
    Though you'll still be perfectly fine with the standard edition.
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    When the rain stretching out its endless train
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    And a silent horde of loathsome spiders
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    All at once the bells leap with rage
    And hurl a frightful roar at heaven,
    Even as wandering spirits with no country
    Burst into a stubborn, whimpering cry.
    — And without drums or music, long hearses
    Pass by slowly in my soul; Hope, vanquished,
    Weeps, and atrocious, despotic Anguish
    On my bowed skull plants her black flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3kc View Post
    thanks. i wasn't going to. it just isn't much of an upgrade.
    I'm just saying if you would have the extra money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3kc View Post
    @Aborted should i get a 7870XT, GHz Edition, or just a regular 7870
    you can get the fx 8350 and HIS 7950 for around 380$

    unless you want to get a new mobo

    or for extra 24$ you could get

    ASrock 990fx extreme 3

    7870 XT ( better then GHZ)

    and a 8150

    or for extra 14$

    ASrock 990fx extreme 3

    7870 ghz

    and a 8150
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