That seems like a reasonable upgrade to me. Radeon HD7950 3GB is slightly slower than Radeon HD7970/R9-280X but it is noticeably less expensive.MrBerg wrote: CPU: Lynnfield Core i7-860 2.8 GHz 4-cores/8-threads
GPU: Radeon HD5850
RAM: 8 GiB DDR3
I was thinking of maybe getting a Radeon HD7970.
vargis14 wrote:You should be able to overclock that lynnfeild CPU also for some extra performance, it has plenty of headroom for improvement. After you install the 7970 and get it running smoothly. Then you will see if your overclock is helping you and how high you might want to go 3.8ghz+
here is a link for you.... http://www.overclockers.com/forums/show ... p?t=651604
NovusBogus wrote:Free games are always good but do bear in mind that DX:HR can be had for almost nothing (believe it was even in a humble bundle) and Tomb Raider has already dipped below 10 bucks a couple times, so the only meaningful subsidy is on SR4 (which given the post-THQ landscape will probably make its way to the bargain bin in short order).
southrncomfortjm wrote:No one is mentioning Sleeping Dogs and that game was great. It's a very well done game that is basically a living, breathing Hong Kong crime drama with Arkham Asylum/City like melee combat. Highly recommended as part of the bundle or not - I got my copy for $6, no reason you can't find that price again.
Other than that, I'd second (third?) the recommendation for Tomb Raider and throw in a +1 for Far Cry 3. I loved releasing tigers and starting fires to send an outpost into mayhem while calmly sniping all the pirates. Blood Dragon is also fun, but its really just a smaller version of FC3 with everything glowing neon.
On the actual graphics card side, I always go for value, so the 7950 for about $210 seems great. Put the $50-90 saved into the bank to upgrade your CPU and MoBo.
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