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Upgrading my PC for Gaming 500Euro Budget need Opinion/Help [Not Solved]

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April 21, 2013 4:11:20 PM

Hello everyone im gonna Upgrade my PC in 2months and id like to have some advices which Parts i should Upgrade

DESKTOP PC Acer Aspire M3400 (Upgraded to Radeon 6870) from radeon 5570

My System:
Graphics Card : Sapphire Radeon 6870
CPU : Amd Athlon II X4 640 3.0ghz
Ram : 6GB
OS : Windows 7
PSU : Be Quiet 530W
Resolution : 1280x1024

My Budget Range : 500Euro - Operating System(Win7) + Case(Maybe) already included.

Buying from : - Austria

The Build that i came up with : Which is 391Euro for me.

Current Gaming Perfomance: Starcraft 2 Minimum settings 17-24Fps 1v1 x2 200 supply Fights / Battlefield 3 High settings 50-60Fps / World of Warcraft alot of people in a battleground or instance Horrible Fps.

I also would like to know if anyone can find the size of my Motherboard from my Desktop PC (Acer Aspire M3400) i have been searching alot but i didnt find it.
If the Case is too small for the Motherboard ill have to buy another one which will be another extra 70-85
If i dont need a Case i can spent the rest out of the 500 + the 60-75 on a Graphics card.

I would appreciate it if you guys can help me out :) .


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April 21, 2013 10:20:28 PM

Okay, so I converted 500 euro to 650 dollars.
I came up with this, that graphics card will run most games on medium, some on high. It should do you well, Has a reliable PSU.
May 22, 2013 11:22:57 PM

in my opinion i would get a new cpu, gpu and add another 2gb of ram. what kind of gaming do u plan on doing? BF3 and modern games or wow and things like that?
May 22, 2013 11:43:00 PM

nvm i saw the games u play. all can be played on your system but bf3 in which i would go with something like these. give u a few choices on each. going to go with amd bc u do have a budget and those are 90% of my builds.

1: 139.99 and turbo's at 4.1, with good cooling it can hit big oc's.
2: 179.99 on and aslo the cpu i use and its just awesome for the price. stock 4.0ghz and can go over 5.0 with good cooling real bang for ur buck.
3: only 4 core but reaches 4.1 just like the 8350. gaming dosent use over 4 cores so i'd spwend a lil less on cpu and put the extra on a gpu for high end gaming especially in the games coming out soon like bf4 and such. new black ops.

Motherboard chouices:
1: won tomshardware award and can handle any amd cpu
3: the one i'm using and it just has too much to list and its awesome. easy to oc anything and plenty of room for any upgrade u can think of in the future

GPU your only playing on a 1080p monitor so u dont need a 7970 or 680 or anything top of the line and u wouldnt utilize the gpu if u bought it so go with something a lil cheaper. my thoughts would be these:
1: awesome gpu and p-erforms a little lower than a 7950 for a good price and will play anything on 1080p on max setting
2: keeps very cool so lots of room for oc'ing in the future if u need it
3: great cooling and lifetime warranty
4: great cooling and performance

i picked the parts i would choose personally if i were u. i dont know the size of your case but if its not a mid atx or a full atx i would say go ahead and grab one for 30-70 bucks and look for cooling and room for future upgrades. if u need any help with that message me and ill be glad to help u pick one out.