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Should I buy a CPU or GPU


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#1 Xantalen

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 01:23 PM

Hi there,

I'm gonna be getting a bit of money soon, but I can't buy both parts. Right now I currently have:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750+ OC'd to 3GHz (used to be 3.1 but it became unstable for some reason)
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 ver 1.0
4GB DDR2 1066 OCZ RAM
EVGA GeForce GTS 250 Superclocked
Some Rosewill 650w PSU

The game that I really want to be able to play on the best possible settings for my rig is Battlefield: Bad Company 2 which will be coming out in March. I meet the minimum requirements just fine, but I fail in the recommended area. It suggests a quad core processor and a GTX 260 (I have a GTS 250 as you can see).

I was thinking about buying this processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103727

If I do, how much of a performance boost can I expect compared to what I have now? And will it make a noticeable impact on BFBC2 or any games for that matter?

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#2 Xantalen

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:28 PM

Well thanks to absolutely nobody for helping me out. I ended up going to a different forum for help and I ended up getting an AMD Phenom II X4 955 and a Corsair H50 watercooler for it to keep my 3.7GHz overclock cool.

As for BFBC2, I can run it at 1440 x 900 on medium settings w/ 50 - 75fps. Fine by me.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:43 PM

Perhaps if you posted in the System Building and Upgrade forum in the hardware section you would have gotten some answers
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/139/system-building-and-upgrading/
I apologize for not noticing your topic so it could have been moved
I do not monitor the Games forum all that much

Edited by garmanma, 05 March 2010 - 01:44 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:35 PM

You need a better processor and a power supply the Rosewill's are kind of cheap in quality. You should replace it.

Edited by cryptodan, 07 March 2010 - 12:13 AM.





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