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Old 03-03-2017, 06:55 PM   #1
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Upgrade processor or video card?

Hello all. I currently have a FX-8350. With 16 GB of ddr3 ram and an R9-390 graphics card. What of the following would be a better upgrade for gaming? I game at 1080P on a 24" monitor.

Upgrading my graphics card to:

https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeFo...cs%2BCard&th=1

Or upgrading my pc to something along the lines of:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER


I would be open to other options as well.

I cannot afford to upgrade both the pc and graphics card right now. The max I am looking to spend is probably around $550 or so including shipping. I plan to buy tomorrow something off of amazon.Thanks for the information all!

Additional Comment:

Ended up buying https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-429-_-Product Can't wait for it to arrive!

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Old 03-04-2017, 02:49 PM   #2
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Frankly the GPU would have been a better upgrade, many games aren't cpu intensive enough to max out a dual core much less a quad or octa.

That being said you're set on the CPU now for many years to come and can always upgrade the graphics later.
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:51 AM   #3
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I like the one
MSI Pro Series Intel Z270 DDR4 USB 3 CrossFire ATX Motherboard (Z270-A PRO) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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