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Upgrade advice

Hey folks, haven't kept up with the computer hardware scene for a while and dropped by to ask for upgrade advice.

I'm currently running this rig:
Asus P5k
Core2Duo E6750 @ 3.2GHz
ATI 4870 1gig
3 gig ram (32 bit OS)

I never bought into the new Intel i series CPUs as I never felt CPU constrained and my 4870 has faithfully played games at medium settings even at 1980x1200 for most blockbuster games. However, it seems to have much trouble with the Witcher 2 and I might as well be gearing up for Skyrim.

I would love to hear your critique and recommendations about my CPU and GPU. Thanks guys <3
Old 06-08-2011, 08:20 AM Oatmeals is offline  
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Perry County
 
Trouble as in...not getting the frames you'd like?
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Trouble as in...not getting the frames you'd like?

Yeah, what Perry said. You could just need to upgrade the video card, or proc......rather than building a whole new rig, and wasting money when newer gen proc's are right around the corner from what I understand (Bulldozer from AMD due out June 17th or something?)

But its all rumors at this point, rumor is its going to be an i7 killer.
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To be honest he probably just needs to upgrade his video card if he's just interested in gaming. But I was asking more about what kind of troubles he's having. Crashes? What?
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I should have been more specific. I suffer from poor frame rates and wanted to ask for upgrade advice for the GPU and possible the CPU as well.
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get a 460/560ti or the AMD equivalent, whichever you like the most.
And your good to go.
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get a 460/560ti or the AMD equivalent, whichever you like the most.
And your good to go.


Thanks, I ended up getting the 560ti. It seems however that I've run out of head room with my CPU... would it be more cost effective to go from a E6750 to a Q9XXX or jump to an i processor?
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I got a reference 560ti a couple months ago, and I love it.
It oc'ed to 1020 core, but the temps were too high for me to be comfy, and since I run on a HDTV. Stock was fine anyways.

As far as the cpu the core line is a blank spot for me. I suppose if you found the right price on a C2Q and it dropped into your mobo....
I still say wait for llano/BD benches. They might kick ass/be great for the $$/
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Seconding wwilliam54. If you find a good deal on a quad core that will drop right in, sure. If not, at least wait to see what the hell AMD is about to release to make sure you want to pull the trigger on an i5 or i7 machine. Having said that, the i-series processors are beasts.
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