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Advice needed for £250 upgrade to current pc

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June 7, 2013 9:59:03 AM

Hi guys I need some advice for some upgrade for my pc, sadly im on a tight budget that I really cant stretch much as I have to pay for getting my motorbike on the road and other things otherwise I would do a completely new build but sadly at the moment im not in that kind of position. My current pc isnt to bad but just isn't performing how I want it to, also I like to start streaming on things like twitch and my upload speeds is good enough but my pc struggles and I get terrible fps when im trying to stream.
My PC spec are as follows:
Core 2 Quad Q8200s
Asus P5G41T-M LE
Corsair Value Select RAM 2x2GB 1333mhz
Corsair TX750M
Gtx 550ti 1GB
1tb Western Digital @7200rpm
2x Samsung Syncmaster 2032BW 1680x1050

So I play a large variety of games but mostly games like ARMA and pretty much most games that come out and I would like to be able to play GTA V when its released (If in fact it is released for PC..) I also play a lot Minecraft. Like I said previously I would like to be able to stream and just generally be able to run games alot better, for instance I barely get 30 fps constant on Arma 2 on the smallest maps so an upgrade is greatly needed. My budget is about £250-£300 MAX. I am happy with my current monitors but I might eventually upgrade to just a single 1980x105 monitor. Sites that ship to England are a must. I literally don't know what is the best components to get for the money I have and require on your guys expertise as it is much better than mine.
Thanks in advance,
LewisJayBirch
June 7, 2013 5:26:46 PM

Ok, I reccomend getting pieces from ebuyer, get 4gb's of Corsair RAM (should be the cheapest one). Your GPU is fine. Get an i3 3220 CPU. Thats £110. Get an MSI Z77A-G43 (Compatible mobo). Thats £190. Get an Antec PSU, I reccomend the Antec Basiq VP550P. Thats £230. You could Asus 7750, but that'd be £305. So £230, and £305 if you want to spend the bit extra on a GPU.
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June 8, 2013 3:07:56 AM

Jonathan Sifleet said:
Ok, I reccomend getting pieces from ebuyer, get 4gb's of Corsair RAM (should be the cheapest one). Your GPU is fine. Get an i3 3220 CPU. Thats £110. Get an MSI Z77A-G43 (Compatible mobo). Thats £190. Get an Antec PSU, I reccomend the Antec Basiq VP550P. Thats £230. You could Asus 7750, but that'd be £305. So £230, and £305 if you want to spend the bit extra on a GPU.

My Corsair TX750m is more than sufficient for the moment but yeah I agree i do need to upgrade my cpu but I was thinking of maybe going for a hex core bulldozer, any thoughts?
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June 8, 2013 4:17:34 AM

lewisjay1 said:
Jonathan Sifleet said:
Ok, I reccomend getting pieces from ebuyer, get 4gb's of Corsair RAM (should be the cheapest one). Your GPU is fine. Get an i3 3220 CPU. Thats £110. Get an MSI Z77A-G43 (Compatible mobo). Thats £190. Get an Antec PSU, I reccomend the Antec Basiq VP550P. Thats £230. You could Asus 7750, but that'd be £305. So £230, and £305 if you want to spend the bit extra on a GPU.

My Corsair TX750m is more than sufficient for the moment but yeah I agree i do need to upgrade my cpu but I was thinking of maybe going for a hex core bulldozer, any thoughts?


Hmm, you could go for that CPU, and instead of getting the GPU, get an h110, and overclock it, from 3.3 to anywhere between 4.5 and 4.7ghz. However that may be going over your budget, if you don't want to overclock it, get the i3 and don't get the h110.
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