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    Default Need help about upgrading PC

    MY RIG:

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    MOBO: Gigabyte GA-75M D3H rev 1.1
    RAM: A-DATA XPG 2GBx4=8GB 1600mhz
    GPU: Radeon HD 7790 1G GDDR5 DUAL OC EDITION
    PSU: Thermaltek Litepower 550W

    I only have the budget to upgrade either the GPU or the CPU..After selling that component I can add 7k or 8k to it and then can go onto buy the upgrade... So which one should I upgrade for better gaming performance? Any advice is much appreciated

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    Get a quad core processor, and a better GPU.

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    Imo..initially buy a good gpu...then later go for a cpu when u have enough money...


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    Quote Originally Posted by rabbyx7 View Post
    MY RIG:

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    GPU: Radeon HD 7790 1G GDDR5 DUAL OC EDITION
    PSU: Thermaltek Litepower 550W

    I only have the budget to upgrade either the GPU or the CPU..After selling that component I can add 7k or 8k to it and then can go onto buy the upgrade... So which one should I upgrade for better gaming performance? Any advice is much appreciated
    do some googling!

    if u wanna CPU intensive games, get a Quad core i5 3rd gen.
    or if u think about playing GPU intensive games, get a good GPU like 270X or something(assuming its your budget)

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    sell the gpu. someone at BG is selling his r9 270. get that. ( http://banglagamer.com/showthread.ph...-r9-270-2gb-oc )

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabbyx7 View Post
    MY RIG:

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    RAM: A-DATA XPG 2GBx4=8GB 1600mhz
    GPU: Radeon HD 7790 1G GDDR5 DUAL OC EDITION
    PSU: Thermaltek Litepower 550W

    I only have the budget to upgrade either the GPU or the CPU..After selling that component I can add 7k or 8k to it and then can go onto buy the upgrade... So which one should I upgrade for better gaming performance? Any advice is much appreciated
    In this case, just spend as much as u can on a gpu If u intend to play @1080P resolution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabbyx7 View Post
    MY RIG:

    CPU: Intel Core i3 3220 3.3ghz
    MOBO: Gigabyte GA-75M D3H rev 1.1
    RAM: A-DATA XPG 2GBx4=8GB 1600mhz
    GPU: Radeon HD 7790 1G GDDR5 DUAL OC EDITION
    PSU: Thermaltek Litepower 550W

    I only have the budget to upgrade either the GPU or the CPU..After selling that component I can add 7k or 8k to it and then can go onto buy the upgrade... So which one should I upgrade for better gaming performance? Any advice is much appreciated
    Buy an i5. Core i3 is a dead horse now. If you dont upgrade your processor, it will bottleneck your gpu no matter what you buy next.

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    Anything below a true Quad Core processor with a clock speed below 3Ghz is definitely going to keep you cpu bound.

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    thanks for the replies guys
    I guess at the end of the day im asking which combination is better.
    A
    i5 3470 with a 7790
    B
    i3 3220 with a 7850/r9 270...

    ps: I used to play in a 768p monitor but last month I connected my pc to a 1080p tv and now I never want to go back to my old monitor
    Last edited by rabbyx7; June 17th, 2014 at 04:46.

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    Uh oh. 1080p is a lot more demanding. R9 270X should be your minimum target then. You can postpone the processor upgrade for the time being, and it seems your power supply isn't the best either, but it if it holds, don't change it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    Uh oh. 1080p is a lot more demanding. R9 270X should be your minimum target then. You can postpone the processor upgrade for the time being, and it seems your power supply isn't the best either, but it if it holds, don't change it.
    i3 will cry like a whore if any modern games run at 1080p.

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    keep calm and just buy i5 processor and if i am not wrong then 7850 and 7790 dont have any huge performance difference

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    with that budget, gaming at 1080P wont be smooth at all. Doesn't matter if he chooses cpu over gpu or vice versa.

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    Sometimes, you have to set your expectations to sync with reality.

    You can't expect to play with the highest detail and have fluid motion at the same time when you are on a budget. There has to be a compromise made somewhere. Once you are able to accept that, I think it becomes a lot easier to be able to enjoy gaming. So buy the best graphics card you can afford now, or better yet, save up the money if you have bought the HD 7790 recently, wait for the next gen of cards to hit the market while you get some return from the money you invested on your current card, and once you have saved up enough money, go BIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    Sometimes, you have to set your expectations to sync with reality.
    Exactly! I know that my rig is not the best and that's why I don't expect to play games with 60fps with everything set to ULTRA, AA set to 10000000x or something... I'm quite happy to play 'em with mid-high settings

    So correct me if I'm wrong.. are you saying that for the time being if I continue to play in 768p I should prioritize my CPU over my GPU and if I move to 1080p I should prioritize GPU over CPU? Is that correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabbyx7 View Post
    So correct me if I'm wrong.. are you saying that for the time being if I continue to play in 768p I should prioritize my CPU over my GPU and if I move to 1080p I should prioritize GPU over CPU? Is that correct?
    2 tai important. Konta beshi important eita define korar moto budget tomar akhon nai. -_-

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    Thanks for all the advises guys! really really appreciate it! Have sort of made up my mind... not gonna upgrade now...
    gonna try to Save up and go for something better later.

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    Hahaha...nd all the suggestions went in vein...
    Anyways.. Good decision... Save up...nd buy a killer rig...


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    Quote Originally Posted by maheer.dhruba View Post
    Hahaha...nd all the suggestions went in vein...
    Anyways.. Good decision... Save up...nd buy a killer rig...
    haha I was trying to go for a short term improvement (cpu or gpu) but according to the responses I'm getting I can't do a 'either--or' in my cpu/gpu case...
    I'm yet to define what is a BIGGER rig in my case...

    Will a i5 3470 with a 7850/R9 270x (preferably second hand) will suffice as a bigger upgrade? and will it be good enough for the next 2-3 years in 1080p?

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    @rabbyx7 Atleast get a hd 7870 or equivalent gpu for 1080P. Ur current cpu wont caz much of a bottleneck if ur gaming at 1080p

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