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Need to upgrade my pc for better gaming performance, have 1300-1500$ to spend

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October 31, 2013 2:04:59 PM

Like the title says, I would like to upgrade my existing pc as it is pretty outdated now running on an i-3 and a radeon HD4350 with 4gb ram.
I would like an i-7 or equivalent processor and a suitable motherboard, 16gb of ram and a good 2gb card preferably ATI. What other components would i need to change? Power supply? Cabinet? I would like to know which models in specific have a good rep and would let me play most of the new games on a high setting. My budget is 1300 - 1500$
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October 31, 2013 2:20:29 PM

For gaming performance I would suggest the intel i5, if you need the i7 for something different than go for it. If you're using a 1080p screen you will probably be fine with a video card with 2GB of RAM but I would look into 3GB or more RAM graphics cards if you plan on using a larger screen or multi monitor, some games already recommend 3GB of VRAM.

8GB of RAM is what you need for gaming, once again if you need the 16GB for non-gaming reasons you will have to make that decision. Look for a 650W or better PSU.
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October 31, 2013 2:50:23 PM

I was thinking of ATI HD7950-DC2T 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card since it has 3gb of vram and reviews say it may be good for future games.
Also the Intel® Core™ i7-3770K Processor since I multi task a lot and mostly have multiple MMO's running, or please suggest an equivalent processor.
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November 1, 2013 7:40:55 AM

akm360 said:
I was thinking of ATI HD7950-DC2T 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card since it has 3gb of vram and reviews say it may be good for future games.
Also the Intel® Core™ i7-3770K Processor since I multi task a lot and mostly have multiple MMO's running, or please suggest an equivalent processor.


If your running multiple games at once than I would go with the i7 you have listed, I would also grab an after market CPU cooler so you can give it a bit of an over clock, stick with 16GB of RAM for multiple games and I highly recommend an SSD.

The 7950 is a good card and should give good performance for future titles, you can always look at benchmarks to confirm.
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