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Windows 7: Should I get another GPU or a new CPU?


4 Weeks Ago   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Should I get another GPU or a new CPU?

I have a $180 to spend on an upgrade. I am thinking about either upgrading my FX-6300 to a FX-8350 OR get another HD 7870 and run crossfire with my current 7870 card.

Which would be better or do you have a better idea?



Thanks!

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4 Weeks Ago   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

What`s the purpose of the upgrade ?

Are you having any specific issues ?

I`d spend it on an SSD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147248

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA2W01ER1580
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4 Weeks Ago   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

To achieve higher performance in games.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Then I`d go with another card.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

The performance increase between an FX-6300 and an FX-8350 in gaming would be negligible at best.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Or should I be asking if the second card would make much difference?
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4 Weeks Ago   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

A 2nd card will always help with gaming.
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4 Weeks Ago   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

main question is do you have a powerful enough psu to handle 2 cards?
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4 Weeks Ago   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

750W EVGA Modular PSU
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4 Weeks Ago   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WinterBlue View Post
750W EVGA Modular PSU

it's enough 2x 7870 600w 650 for room

should run like a champ
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