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esssam said:

What do you guys think about upgrading my PSU, CPU & motherboard together.... And then, after a month or two of saving up, the GTX 560 ti? Woudnt that prevent any bottlenecks from occuring??


Sounds good to me

And keep a look out for good deals on video cards...there are some insane deals atm especially if you live in the states!



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TheSwordUser said:

I can somewhat relate as I have the same specs as you (E8400 @ 3.0 Ghz, 8800GT, 4GB ram (DDR2)). I recently tried to figure out where to go next specs wise.

If I were to upgrade video card, I'd go with Radeon 7850 instead. It's only a bit more expensive than 560 Ti but is more powerful and uses less power.
However I think it would be better to save some money and get everything at once. At least that's what I'm gonna do. CPU would most likely bottleneck the GPU. Overclocking 4 years old CPU sounds a bit risky to me (sure, you can do it, but in my case, I definetly won't be able to afford new hardware in a while, so I'd rather extend life of my PC's components as much as possible) and Core 2 Quad is too expensive to be worth it.

So yeah, I'd wait and then get everything at once.


I guess Im going to do the same since that seems to be the best option...... the PC games can wait for 2 or 3 more months :)



AndrewWK said:
esssam said:

What do you guys think about upgrading my PSU, CPU & motherboard together.... And then, after a month or two of saving up, the GTX 560 ti? Woudnt that prevent any bottlenecks from occuring??


for the save from the GPU you could upgrade your maingboard and your CPU you only have to be careful with your RAM if its DDR III you will be fine otherwise you will have to buy a new set.


Oh come on, why do I need to buy a new set isn't DDR2 'ok' enough??



Stay away from radon its loaded with driver issues and nvidia is just simply a better option these days.



esssam said:
AndrewWK said:
esssam said:

What do you guys think about upgrading my PSU, CPU & motherboard together.... And then, after a month or two of saving up, the GTX 560 ti? Woudnt that prevent any bottlenecks from occuring??


for the save from the GPU you could upgrade your maingboard and your CPU you only have to be careful with your RAM if its DDR III you will be fine otherwise you will have to buy a new set.


Oh come on, why do I need to buy a new set isn't DDR2 'ok' enough??

DDR3 isn't backwards compatible and pretty much every single motherboard that's in production atm has slots for DDR3 memory only.

At least DDR3 isn't really expensive (like 30$ or less for 4 GB of some decent brand)