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What Are Some Good Upgrades On This Gaming PC?

I want to buy the following parts but first I want to upgrade some things like the ram, psu and so on. Can you guys help with some specific upgrades to make this a pretty good gaming machine. I don't need major upgrades just decent ones that won't cost way too much. I want to be able to play games like bf4, skyrim, crysis, smoothly on high settings.

CPU Intel Core i5-3350P (Ivy Bridge): 3.1 GHz Base Clock Rate, 3.3 GHz Turbo Boost, 6 MB Shared L3 Cache

CPU Cooler Intel Boxed Heat Sink and Fan

Motherboard ASRock Z75 Pro3: LGA 1155, Intel Z75 Express

RAM G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1600 F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Graphics HIS H785F1G2M: Radeon HD 7850 1 GB


Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002: 500 GB, 7,200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive

Case Xigmatek Asgard II B/B CPC-T45UC-U01 ATX Mid-Tower

Power Supply
Antec Neo Eco 400C 400 W

Optical Samsung DVD Burner 24x SATA Model SH-224BB/RSBS
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  1. Homie258 said:
    I want to buy the following parts but first I want to upgrade some things like the ram, psu and so on. Can you guys help with some specific upgrades to make this a pretty good gaming machine. I don't need major upgrades just decent ones that won't cost way too much. I want to be able to play games like bf4, skyrim, crysis, smoothly on high settings.

    CPU Intel Core i5-3350P (Ivy Bridge): 3.1 GHz Base Clock Rate, 3.3 GHz Turbo Boost, 6 MB Shared L3 Cache

    CPU Cooler Intel Boxed Heat Sink and Fan

    Motherboard ASRock Z75 Pro3: LGA 1155, Intel Z75 Express

    RAM G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1600 F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

    Graphics HIS H785F1G2M: Radeon HD 7850 1 GB


    Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002: 500 GB, 7,200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive

    Case Xigmatek Asgard II B/B CPC-T45UC-U01 ATX Mid-Tower

    Power Supply
    Antec Neo Eco 400C 400 W

    Optical Samsung DVD Burner 24x SATA Model SH-224BB/RSBS


    is that your current pc, or one you are planning to build?
  2. ingtar33 said:
    Homie258 said:
    I want to buy the following parts but first I want to upgrade some things like the ram, psu and so on. Can you guys help with some specific upgrades to make this a pretty good gaming machine. I don't need major upgrades just decent ones that won't cost way too much. I want to be able to play games like bf4, skyrim, crysis, smoothly on high settings.

    CPU Intel Core i5-3350P (Ivy Bridge): 3.1 GHz Base Clock Rate, 3.3 GHz Turbo Boost, 6 MB Shared L3 Cache

    CPU Cooler Intel Boxed Heat Sink and Fan

    Motherboard ASRock Z75 Pro3: LGA 1155, Intel Z75 Express

    RAM G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1600 F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

    Graphics HIS H785F1G2M: Radeon HD 7850 1 GB


    Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002: 500 GB, 7,200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive

    Case Xigmatek Asgard II B/B CPC-T45UC-U01 ATX Mid-Tower

    Power Supply
    Antec Neo Eco 400C 400 W

    Optical Samsung DVD Burner 24x SATA Model SH-224BB/RSBS


    is that your current pc, or one you are planning to build?


    I'm planning to build it
  3. Homie258 said:
    I'm planning to build it



    what's your budget & do you have a cpu/gpu preference?
  4. ingtar33 said:
    Homie258 said:
    I'm planning to build it



    what's your budget & do you have a cpu/gpu preference?


    well all that I posted up above equals to 600 dollars but I wouldn't be apposed to spending around 700-750 dollars and no I don't really have a cpu/gpu preference.
  5. Best answer
    Homie258 said:
    ingtar33 said:
    Homie258 said:
    I'm planning to build it



    what's your budget & do you have a cpu/gpu preference?


    well all that I posted up above equals to 600 dollars but I wouldn't be apposed to spending around 700-750 dollars and no I don't really have a cpu/gpu preference.



    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $698.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-25 19:41 EDT-0400)
  6. ingtar33 said:
    Homie258 said:
    ingtar33 said:
    Homie258 said:
    I'm planning to build it



    what's your budget & do you have a cpu/gpu preference?


    well all that I posted up above equals to 600 dollars but I wouldn't be apposed to spending around 700-750 dollars and no I don't really have a cpu/gpu preference.



    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $698.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-25 19:41 EDT-0400)


    Wow thank you so much for your effort. I have one question, Would this case be okay with all the parts you wrote down? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208057&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo
  7. Homie258 said:
    Wow thank you so much for your effort. I have one question, Would this case be okay with all the parts you wrote down? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208057&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo



    yep. that should work well. My main concern was making sure you had the performance you wanted going forward. i think that 760 should give you the graphic power you're looking for (which the 7850 won't)...
  8. ingtar33 said:
    Homie258 said:
    Wow thank you so much for your effort. I have one question, Would this case be okay with all the parts you wrote down? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208057&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo



    yep. that should work well. My main concern was making sure you had the performance you wanted going forward. i think that 760 should give you the graphic power you're looking for (which the 7850 won't)...


    Thank you very much man, I appreciate it a lot. You're awesome.
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