Should I get another GPU or a new CPU?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

  1. Posts : 27
    Windows 10
       #1

    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!
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2

    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
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 27
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    To achieve higher performance in games.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #4

    Then I`d go with another card.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 6,741
    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
       #5

    The performance increase between an FX-6300 and an FX-8350 in gaming would be negligible at best.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 27
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Or should I be asking if the second card would make much difference?
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #7

    A 2nd card will always help with gaming.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 1,846
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
       #8

    main question is do you have a powerful enough psu to handle 2 cards?
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 27
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    750W EVGA Modular PSU
      My Computer


  10. Posts : 7,466
    Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
       #10

    WinterBlue said:
    750W EVGA Modular PSU

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

    should run like a champ
      My Computer


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:59.
Find Us