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 Post subject: Need help finding an upgrade.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:49 pm 
Little Foot
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Well i was looking at updating my pc with about a 400 dollar budget. I was trying to find my weakspot in my build and fix it. can you help me out. I love gaming and that's what i build for.

My current build is.

Amd 8350 8 core cpu
Nvidia 560 ti superclocked
16 GB ram
125 gb ssd
500 watt power supply.
gigabyte ga-990fxa-ud3


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 Post subject: Re: Need help finding an upgrade.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:12 pm 
Smithfield
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9 times out of 10 for a first time upgrade for a gaming computer it's the video card.


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 Post subject: Re: Need help finding an upgrade.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:38 am 
Little Foot
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Sounds good. Do you think i will need a new power supply. and what video card do you recommend

Also i purchased a Noctua NF-S12A FLX 120mm Case Fan to replace the stock fan on my COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO because it seems to be making noise like its already messing up. was that not a good idea?


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 Post subject: Re: Need help finding an upgrade.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:09 am 
Smithfield
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Your budget puts you in the GeForce GTX 770 category, and the power supply should be sufficient. Punching it in http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine gives me about 430W at 90% load... which for games it's not really this high if every time I did a reading is correct (I usually got something that looked like 50% load). The GTX 760 or Radeon HD 7970 will be a nice upgrade too if you want something cheaper.


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