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ok i need so help here i have $450 to upgrade my current pc my system is

 

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Msi P45 neo 2 with crossfire support

4 gigs of patriot DDR2 800

HIS 5870 and EVGA 8800gts for PHYSX

Coolermaster 650w psu

win 64

 

my question is do i buy a second 5870 for crossfire or upgrade cpu to a i5 750 $189 motherbord to ASUS P7P55D $134 memory to OCZ Reaper X 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $100 any advice would be helpful

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What is your current monitor size? Personally, I would go for the CPU upgrade myself, as 2 5870's would be overkill in my opinion. Of course, I run 20" monitor, and teh games I play (DAO, MW2, L4D2) can run max settings at 90fps on my 5750. If you think you need the GFX juice, then do that, but your cpu would probably bottleneck a 5870 Xfire setup. Just my 2 cents.

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What is your current monitor size? Personally, I would go for the CPU upgrade myself, as 2 5870's would be overkill in my opinion. Of course, I run 20" monitor, and teh games I play (DAO, MW2, L4D2) can run max settings at 90fps on my 5750. If you think you need the GFX juice, then do that, but your cpu would probably bottleneck a 5870 Xfire setup. Just my 2 cents.

i am using a 23" i run all games at 1920x 1050

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i am using a 23" i run all games at 1920x 1050

 

How are your frame rates? Honestly, it's really just whichever you feel like upgrading most. But I must say, I do love my i5-750, it is dayum fast :biggrin:

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How are your frame rates? Honestly, it's really just whichever you feel like upgrading most. But I must say, I do love my i5-750, it is dayum fast :biggrin:

my frame rates are really good have not found a game that i cant max out im just trying to keep my pc current

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I truly do not know, but maybe someone else that reads this will. Would that CPU possibly bottleneck two 5870's. I honestly don't know, but that could make one possibility less appealing.

In any case, my vote would be a new CPU, because the one 5870 should probably be enough for most games, on a single monitor.

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I truly do not know, but maybe someone else that reads this will. Would that CPU possibly bottleneck two 5870's. I honestly don't know, but that could make one possibility less appealing.

In any case, my vote would be a new CPU, because the one 5870 should probably be enough for most games, on a single monitor.

yea i agree, go for the cpu and mobo upgrade. Another 5870 really isn't necessary if the cpu will just hold them back.

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I'm pretty much in the same boat. I'm probably gonna get an 875K, an EVGA P55 (for SLI support) and 2x2GB of G-Skill DDR3 1600

 

If you're a bit tight on cash you can go for the i7 870, but it doesn't have the unlocked multiplier.

ya but I would think they'd both top out around the same, the multiplier will assuredly not be what stops his overclocking on the 870

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my frame rates are really good have not found a game that i cant max out im just trying to keep my pc current

 

 

If its a gaming computer and your games are playing happily at good frame rates with current setup then not much point to upgrade if its not going to improve that experience. I was faced with a similar decision and came to the conclusion that the latest CPU/Mobo etc wouldn't be a major benefit for that use so I invested in new desk, chair, monitor, hard drives for extra capacity and keyboard/mouse to enhance my gaming.

 

If you wanted to do video processing or something else that was multithreaded then definitely mobo/cpu and Ram upgrade would be of real use otherwise maybe look to the accessories and your gaming environment.

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