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July 5, 2013 11:23:42 PM

Got this used PC awhile back.

Would like recommendations for parts to run games faster. Budget is about $250~300.

Current parts:

Antec P180 Mid Tower

SeaSonic S12-500 500W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Western Digital WD Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80580Q8400

HIS H465PS512P Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Windows 7 CD

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July 6, 2013 6:27:34 PM

dont bump post, and where do you live?

based on tom's recent benchmark intel core 2 still able to compete with current cpu
for $300 upgrade, i believe you need $100-200 GPU and save the rest for future CPU-mobo-ram upgrade

at the moment, you shouldnt touch CPU-mobo-ram because it is not upgradable separately
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July 6, 2013 6:37:00 PM

I live in CA, sorry for the bump.
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July 6, 2013 6:47:46 PM

by looking your old GPU, i believe this new GPU is what you need :
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx660d...

and it is the most you can spend for GPU :
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n760tf2g...
i am afraid it will be overkill for your games :) 

you need to save up to $350 in the future to upgrade cpu-mobo-ram
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July 6, 2013 11:54:17 PM

AMD Radeon said:
by looking your old GPU, i believe this new GPU is what you need :
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx660d...

and it is the most you can spend for GPU :
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n760tf2g...
i am afraid it will be overkill for your games :) 

you need to save up to $350 in the future to upgrade cpu-mobo-ram


Is that GPU compatible with my current system? Also, for $350, what cpu-mobo-ram should I get? (for when I do save up).

Thanks!
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