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I want to upgrade to the best possible graphics card/processor with current motherboard

Hello I have never installed or upgraded any pc components before, but I want to start doing some gameing and I want to upgrade to the best proccessor, graphics card, and power supply that my mother board can handle my current motherboard:

Would it be possible to upgrade to something that will play the upcoming battlefield 4 and call of duty ghosts at the same graphics level as the new ps4 for a couple of years, I don't need max settings for anything so if I can get it on par with the same graphics as the ps4 I would be happy

My current setup
Motherboard: H-RS880-uATX (Aloe)
AMD
785G
Micro-ATX
Socket AM2+ / AM3

processor is a amd phenom ii 945 x4 3.0 Ghz

current power supply is 300
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  1. What is your budget? "The best possible video cards" are $1000
  2. also whats your case, judging by the rough age of the system the case might not have enough space for a high end GPU
  3. Zenkor said:
    What is your budget? "The best possible video cards" are $1000

    Sorry forgot to put that, okay I guess I am not looking for the best possible video card, but hopefully one that will give good performance for around 150 dollars, and around 100 for the cpu and round 50 for the power supply, I already have a full tower case.
  4. Best GPU at that pricepoint on the AMD side is the Radeon 7850.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150642

    I've got that card but in the 2GB version Crossfired, and running 1 card I was able to play Minecraft about 150 FPS, BF3 about 35-40, Crysis about 17-25, and GTA IV at about 59 FPS. Crossfired, I'm able to run Minecraft at about 190 FPS, BF3 at about 50-65, Crysis about 25-30, and GTA IV at about 70 FPS. I highly recommend the card if you're on a tight budget.

    BTW that card is $159.99 but $134.99 after rebate card.
  5. drtoast said:
    also whats your case, judging by the rough age of the system the case might not have enough space for a high end GPU


    Anonymous said:
    Best GPU at that pricepoint on the AMD side is the Radeon 7850.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150642

    I've got that card but in the 2GB version Crossfired, and running 1 card I was able to play Minecraft about 150 FPS, BF3 about 35-40, Crysis about 17-25, and GTA IV at about 59 FPS. Crossfired, I'm able to run Minecraft at about 190 FPS, BF3 at about 50-65, Crysis about 25-30, and GTA IV at about 70 FPS. I highly recommend the card if you're on a tight budget.

    BTW that card is $159.99 but $134.99 after rebate card.

    thanks do you know if it would be worth it to upgrade my processor, and what would be the minimum power supply I should buy
  6. I'm no scholar with the slightly confusing branding of the amd CPU's so I'll skip answering. For that card, with an AMD CPU you should probably go for a 500w PSU... maybe 600-650 if you intend to crossfire it at a later point.
  7. Best answer
    Take a look on this site and look under "Processor Upgrade Informaton". Your motherboard supports AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (D) as the highest. Which processor do you have at the moment?
    I would also go with min. 500 W.

    Depending on what you have you could get a quite nice perfomance boost actually.

    Edit: forgot to provide the link: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&tmp_geoLoc=true&docname=c01925486#N592
  8. Mahisse said:
    Take a look on this site and look under "Processor Upgrade Informaton". Your motherboard supports AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (D) as the highest. Which processor do you have at the moment?
    I would also go with min. 500 W.

    Depending on what you have you could get a quite nice perfomance boost actually.

    Edit: forgot to provide the link: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&tmp_geoLoc=true&docname=c01925486#N592



    they did say this :P
    amd phenom ii 945 x4 3.0 Ghz
  9. It looks like the Phenom ii 965 is the best available processor for that motherboard, but it would be an insignificant upgrade from what you already have. You will see a much greater improvement investing that $100 into a video card at this point.

    Here is my suggestion:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133470

    You might want to hold off on the video card for a week or so, there is speculation that nvidia is releasing the GTX760 later this month which may be a good option for you, or affect the prices of other cards.
  10. airgear1987 said:
    drtoast said:
    also whats your case, judging by the rough age of the system the case might not have enough space for a high end GPU


    Anonymous said:
    Best GPU at that pricepoint on the AMD side is the Radeon 7850.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150642

    I've got that card but in the 2GB version Crossfired, and running 1 card I was able to play Minecraft about 150 FPS, BF3 about 35-40, Crysis about 17-25, and GTA IV at about 59 FPS. Crossfired, I'm able to run Minecraft at about 190 FPS, BF3 at about 50-65, Crysis about 25-30, and GTA IV at about 70 FPS. I highly recommend the card if you're on a tight budget.

    BTW that card is $159.99 but $134.99 after rebate card.

    thanks do you know if it would be worth it to upgrade my processor, and what would be the minimum power supply I should buy


    Your CPU is an AM3 CPU, and your motherboard probably doesn't support FX-series (I may be wrong, check) so I would stick with an AM3 CPU if you want to upgrade. That 945 however would probably suit your needs fine if you're only gaming. You could upgrade to the six core 1035T if you wanted to, but that seems like a waste of money. If you're going to buy a new CPU, also buy a CPU cooler such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212 series (those are good for the money). I would recommend buying at least a 500-600W power supply. Make sure that it is compatible with your case.
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