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April 17, 2013 1:15:36 PM

Hi all as I said I need helping choosing my upgrades.The total money has to be lower
than 400 euros.Games:mmorpgs,skyrim,fps,generally not that demanding games.except bf3 ;P

Current build:AMD athlon 64 x2 5400+,GTX 550Ti,4gb ddr2 ram,msi am2 motherboard.playing at 1440x990.
Overcloaking options are also acceptable :D .Thanks from advance guys
April 17, 2013 1:24:50 PM

Can I say cheap is not going to let you play the latest games, just the average good gaming video card is 180 euros
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April 17, 2013 1:48:01 PM

Ok i don't know where you live, so I can't suggest exact places to buy from but here are the best parts to get:

Sapphire HD 7870 XT - GPU
AMD FX6300 Black Edition - CPU
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory - RAM
Gigabyte GA-78LMT - MOBO

Approx cost: £370ish = 430ish euros
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April 18, 2013 2:36:07 AM

Also I forgot to say I have thermatake 520w psu and western digital 640 gb hdd(wd6400aaks caviar.no idea whats that
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April 18, 2013 7:48:28 AM

krthush V2 said:
Ok i don't know where you live, so I can't suggest exact places to buy from but here are the best parts to get:

Sapphire HD 7870 XT - GPU
AMD FX6300 Black Edition - CPU
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory - RAM
Gigabyte GA-78LMT - MOBO

Sir what about 965 black edition and 1090t or something like that.also im not very keen at upgrading gpu right now.whats ur opinion about intel i5 combos?thanks for the reply
Approx cost: £370ish = 430ish euros


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April 18, 2013 8:39:16 AM

Right now it seems the FX8350s are outperforming the i5s which cost around the same price. Check these guys talk about it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4et7kDGSRfc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICVeN6WEGgg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-_SGDT-dzw

Anyways good i5's are too expensive for you budget of 400 euros...

The 965 black edition gets beat by the FX6300, check this:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=699
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

Don't understand what you mean by your not very keen of upgrading the gpu? Do you mean you don't need a gpu? 400 euros just for mobo, cpu and ram?
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April 18, 2013 2:25:37 PM

krthush V2 said:
Right now it seems the FX8350s are outperforming the i5s which cost around the same price. Check these guys talk about it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4et7kDGSRfc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICVeN6WEGgg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-_SGDT-dzw

Anyways good i5's are too expensive for you budget of 400 euros...

The 965 black edition gets beat by the FX6300, check this:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=699
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

Well do u think I should replace the gpu too?just saying cause its relatively new.thanks for the links

Don't understand what you mean by your not very keen of upgrading the gpu? Do you mean you don't need a gpu? 400 euros just for mobo, cpu and ram?


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April 18, 2013 3:22:09 PM

Probably, depends on what performance you are wishing for? But ye the 550 ti is a bit outdated, probs would upgrade it myself.
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April 18, 2013 10:07:45 PM

krthush V2 said:
Probably, depends on what performance you are wishing for? But ye the 550 ti is a bit outdated, probs would upgrade it myself.


Hmm..If I replace it I will see big difference at fps and at graphics?
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April 19, 2013 10:56:12 PM

The case usually depend on what you need to put into it. What size mobo, gpu, hdd, ssd, radiators, etc. As for a monitor, I like the Asus VS238H-P and Asus VS248H-P. I have both and they work really well.
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April 20, 2013 1:31:57 AM

Will thermaltake wing rs 101 be good for :
Sapphire HD 7870 XT - GPU AMD FX6300 Black Edition - CPU Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory - RAM Gigabyte GA-78LMT - MOBO ? Thanks for the replies tho :D 
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April 20, 2013 1:45:07 AM

No; it cannot fit the GPU.
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April 20, 2013 4:07:18 AM

Looks like I will grab the mobo,cpu and ram and when I find more money i'll upgrade the gpu,case and monitor.Thank you very much guys.Last question shall I try oc the 550ti?
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April 20, 2013 5:05:46 AM

If you want... dunno which GTX 550 ti brand (i.e. what cooler) you have, so can't tell you what gains you gonna get. But usually you aren't gonna get much more performance than 10-20% more out of it.
But ye, you aren't really gonna kill your card from OCing if you do it right, and since you are gonna replace is soon with a new card anyways, you might as well... (i guess the card is quite old - old enough that the warranty has only a few months left, so resale on ebay is out of the option).
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April 20, 2013 5:11:28 AM
April 20, 2013 5:13:33 AM

Its fom palit,the orange fan if I remember well xD.do u have any suggestion for the overclock?
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April 20, 2013 6:07:59 AM

Oh most of the links dont open up :p 
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April 20, 2013 8:01:21 AM

That's slightly annoying, just search their names then :S
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