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July 22, 2013 8:49:23 AM

i'v got pc that i use for gaming that works ok, but im looking to upgrade. What would be my next upgrade that I would see the biggest upgrade in performance?

My specs:
i3 3220 3.4ghz dual core hyper threading

radeon 7850

h61 mATX mobo

8 gb 1600mhz corsair vengeance

400w psu

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a b 4 Gaming
July 22, 2013 8:57:14 AM

Grab a 450 watt (or higher) XFX or Seasonic PSU, then you can get a GTX760 in there ;-) Alternatively, on your current PSU you could add an SSD for much faster load times (Windows, browsers, software, games and saves/maps).
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July 22, 2013 9:07:17 AM

what sam said. that kinda PSU won't last you several upgrades.
change that first b4 doing anything.
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July 22, 2013 11:42:57 AM

sam_p_lay said:
Grab a 450 watt (or higher) XFX or Seasonic PSU, then you can get a GTX760 in there ;-) Alternatively, on your current PSU you could add an SSD for much faster load times (Windows, browsers, software, games and saves/maps).


Thanks :)  I'm thinking of getting a corsair gs600.
And I doubt ill fit a 760 in my case(its a tiny ass micro atx case). I was thinking of getting a cooler master scout 2 or something similar.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 22, 2013 11:48:26 AM

Ah OK. Well measure the space you have available and have a look around. If you can't upgrade the graphics card then it's not a huge deal - the 7850 is a surprisingly capable card given the price and low power consumption. If a GPU upgrade isn't possible, grab an SSD. The i3 is a very good CPU and although there is obviously room for improvement (i5 or i7), you'd see more noticeable benefit from an SSD. Doesn't matter too much which SSD you choose interms of performance (they're all near enough identical interms of boot speed, loading a map/save etc) so long as it's a decent size and brand (for reliability) just grab what's cheap. Probably Samsung 840 or Sandisk Ultra Plus (or Plextor M5S if you're in Britain).
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