CPU or GPU upgrade?

dude182

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I have around 450$ to spend. My friend is offering me a Intel Core i7-3820, ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 MOBO and 16 GB RAM Kingston Hyper ( All that for 450, hes a good friend, so giving it all away for cheap). Or should I spend the money on a new GPU. I use my setup only for gaming.

My current build is:

AMD 6950 2GB
AMD 955 black edition
4GB ram Kingston Hyper DDR3 1600
ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 Mobo

 

clutchc

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If the stuff is in good shape, take the deal. That HD 6950 will get a boost in performance working with the Ivy Bridge processor. It may have been a bit bottle necked with the 955BE unless you had it O/C'd a bunch. What resolution do you game at? That card/CPU combo should be good for max settings and high frame rates at 1920x1080p with any game.
 

dude182

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im gaming at 1920x1080. And yes all the components are brand new. Maybe 2 months old.

Ive heard alot of negativity about the fx-8350 it might out perform in some games, but generally intels perform better.