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 Post subject: Upgrading Current System
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Hey gang, I would like some assistance upgrading my PC. I would like to be able to run Far Cry 3 and other newer games at full. I am new to these forums(viewed before, but never posted), so I apologize if I there is some mistake with my post.

This is my current build:
  • Asus M5A97 Evo motherboard
  • AMD Phenom II X4 965
  • Rocketfish Universal CPU cooler
  • GeForce GTX 460
  • 2GB Corsair DDR3 (was 4GB, some got damaged)
  • Coolermaster 750w PSU
  • Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
  • 80GB Western Digital HDD(this is really old)

Not the greatest system, but it's worked for me. I would mainly like to upgrade the GPU and the RAM, but any other suggestions to increase performance are welcome. I was looking at the Gigabyte GTX 660 for a GPU. I don't want the cost to go too high, so I am trying to keep my budget around $350. I generally shop at Microcenter.

Thanks for any suggestions. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading Current System
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:48 pm 
Mr. Late Night
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This should be a nice kick in the pants for your system:

GPU: Gigabyte Radeon 7850 1GB
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4GB DDR3-1600
SSD (to get rid of that tired old 80GB HDD): Samsung 840 120GB

If you don't want the SSD and want more GPU power you can drop it and go with a Gigabyte Radeon 7950 3GB

Total with the SSD is going to be $339.99, total without the SSD but with the 7950 is going to be right around $350.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading Current System
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Thanks for the suggestions, I will definitely check them out. I generally tend to lean towards Nvidia GPUs, but the Gigabyte 7850 looks good. May go ahead and get that SSD as well, I have been with that 80GB HDD for quite a long time, really need to be retired and put in the basement. Thanks again.


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