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Upgrade Or Build A New System

Wait for new GPUs from Radeon, there will be low-end as well for sure.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a older system and I needs a new graphics card. It will be a 7870 (a deal makes it $180 until August 12). Or do I build a whole new system (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nCf5)(the CPU and mobo won't change but other items might change). Do I add a 7870 so I can play be games this year. Or build a new pc and not play games until I buy a graphics card. Thank you for any help.

Current system

Intel core 2 quad

XFX nforce 680i lt

4gb of ddr2 800 MHz ram

GeForce 9500 gt 256 mb


CPU-- AMD FX-8320 (Stock), Motherboard-- ASUS M5A99FX PRO R 2.0, RAM-- Team 8gb 1600Mhz, GPU-- Sapphire 7870 GHz with OC Edition, Case-- NZXT Tempest 210, PSU-- Corsair CX600m, HDD, 1tb Seagate & 2tb WD External, Monitor-- Dell S2240M IPS Display, Keyboard/Mouse-- Some Logitech keyboard and some Dell mouse, Speakers-- Logitech Z533

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Yes upgrade! also wait for the 9000 series Graphics cards from AMD coming this september, its said to be 15% faster than GTX 770 (correct me if im wrong).


| CPU: INTEL i5 6600k @ 4.6Ghz @ 1.328v | Motherboard: ASUS Z170-AR | Ram: G.SKILL 2x8GB 2400Mhz | CPU Cooler : Corsair H100i V2

| GPU: GIGABYTE GTX980Ti G1 GAMING | SSD: SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250GB  Storage: WD 1TB GREEN | OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit | PSU: FSP 650W AURUM S |

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I'd say do a new build. 

 

Edits to your build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1qjf2

Crossfire ready.


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Yes upgrade! also wait for the 9000 series Graphics cards from AMD coming this september, its said to be 15% faster than GTX 770 (correct me if im wrong).

you mean 780 right 


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you mean 780 right 

yer GTX780, my bad haha.


| CPU: INTEL i5 6600k @ 4.6Ghz @ 1.328v | Motherboard: ASUS Z170-AR | Ram: G.SKILL 2x8GB 2400Mhz | CPU Cooler : Corsair H100i V2

| GPU: GIGABYTE GTX980Ti G1 GAMING | SSD: SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250GB  Storage: WD 1TB GREEN | OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit | PSU: FSP 650W AURUM S |

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Posted · Original PosterOP

But will the 9000 series be around 200-240 USD. If not i will get a 7870.Also I don't have anything against Micro atx builds. It just needs to have 4 ram slots.


CPU-- AMD FX-8320 (Stock), Motherboard-- ASUS M5A99FX PRO R 2.0, RAM-- Team 8gb 1600Mhz, GPU-- Sapphire 7870 GHz with OC Edition, Case-- NZXT Tempest 210, PSU-- Corsair CX600m, HDD, 1tb Seagate & 2tb WD External, Monitor-- Dell S2240M IPS Display, Keyboard/Mouse-- Some Logitech keyboard and some Dell mouse, Speakers-- Logitech Z533

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Wait for new GPUs from Radeon, there will be low-end as well for sure.


So... If Jesus had the gold, would he buy himself out instead of waiting 3 days for the respawn?

CPU: Phenom II x6 1045t ][ GPU: GeForce 9600GT 512mb DDR3 ][ Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P ][ RAM: 2x4GB Kingston 1333MHz CL9 DDR3 ][ HDD: Western Digital Green 2TB ][ PSU: Chieftec 500AB A ][ Case: No-name without airflow or dust filters Budget saved for an upgrade so far: 2400PLN (600€) - Initial 2800PLN (700€) Upgraded already: CPU

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I'd say do a new build. 

 

Edits to your build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1qjf2

Crossfire ready.

This build looks solid, wouldn't really change much other than OCZ PSU's aren't the greatest, but not bad either.


Specs: Core I7-2600K @ 4.5GHz @ 1.35V, 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance Black 1600MHz CL9, Cooler Master Evo 212, MSI Z77 Mpower Motherboard, Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X @ 1000/1400, Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue Edition w/ 3 Cougar Hydraulic Bearing 120MM fans (2 up top 1 in the bottom) replaced side panel with a window, and rear fan with a Cougar Hydraulic Bearing 140MM, Cooler Master GX 650 80+ Bronze PSU, Samsung DVD-RW, Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD, Seagate 750GB SATA III 7200RPM

 

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Either get a 770, 760, 7970, 7950, or 7870 GHZ now or wait for AMD to send out their new series of cards (Supposed to be out next month, but we never really know)

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