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 Post subject: New system or upgrade?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:30 am 
Sharptooth
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Purpose Im just wanting to get a little more out of my games. I surf the internet and play a few games and that's about it. Right now Im still playing COD, skyrim, dragon age and starcraft. I can build a new one Im just not sure I really NEED to. This was built in 2009.

Here are my specs on current build.

1.case = Cooler Master HAF 932
2. MSI X58 Eclipse SLI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
3. G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
4. Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601920
5. EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
7 Windows 7

I was thinking I may just upgrade to a new video card but what do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: New system or upgrade?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:34 am 
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Yeah, you only need a new video card. A GTX 760/770 or Radeon HD7950/7970 should be fine.


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 Post subject: Re: New system or upgrade?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:45 pm 
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That's what I was thinking. But I wanted to see what others thought.


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 Post subject: Re: New system or upgrade?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:17 am 
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Obviously a new GPU would be the first thing to replace.

And while the 920 isn't a bottleneck on gaming, my only other thought is maybe you could find a used i7-950 (3.06) or i7-960 (3.2) to pep up the system overall. On ebay, the prices of sold 960s span $100-200. Just an idea.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: New system or upgrade?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:36 am 
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Well, if a CPU upgrade is in order, then I would suggest a CM Evo 212 or a self contained water cooler and overclock the snot out of it.


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 Post subject: Re: New system or upgrade?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:45 pm 
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Ok guys which one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130932
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814127745


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 Post subject: Re: New system or upgrade?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:29 pm 
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The MSI one has better specs.


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 Post subject: Re: New system or upgrade?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:48 pm 
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Honestly, I don't think you could go wrong with either one, but if I was buying it for myself I would go MSi primarily because it's cheaper. The difference in performance isn't a deciding factor for me.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: New system or upgrade?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:54 pm 
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Went ahead and ordered the msi, Thanks for the advice guys.


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 Post subject: Re: New system or upgrade?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:55 am 
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According to my views your current build is sufficient for upgraded gaming you are required, however a slightly up gradation of graphics card would achieve the target rather than buying entirely new system.


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