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November 6, 2013 4:45:59 PM

Hi so im really into gaming but my pc is not the best for games i like to play, so i was wondering should i upgrade or just get a new one


My current pc: CASE NZXT| GAMA-001BK RT
PSU ROSEWILL|RD500-2DB 500W RT
CPU AMD|ATH II X3 450 3.2G AM3 R
MEM 8G|GSKILL F3-12800CL10S-8GBXL R
HDD 1T|WD
MB ASUS|M5A97 R2.0 970 AM3+ R
VGA XFX|HD-667X-ZWF4 HD6670 1G D5 R
games i want to play are bf4,planet side 2,and everynow and then i play crisis 3. ps im ok with not being able to run every game on max settings but i would like to be able to run them on high settings and just to tell you i dont know very much about computers.

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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 4:47:35 PM

how much do you have to spend, do you want to build yourself, order parts, where do you live, etc, etc.
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November 6, 2013 4:53:00 PM

getochkn said:
how much do you have to spend, do you want to build yourself, order parts, where do you live, etc, etc.


I live in canada so im guessing newegg.ca would be best but if im wrong please tell me a better site my buget is around 650$-700$ range for new pc if i upgrade it depends on what parts i will upgrade and no i wont build it myself i will get my friend who builds computers for people all the time
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 5:01:43 PM

Your ram and MB aren't bad, I have the same MB and just got a 8320 from Canada Computers for $170 or something and that would plop right in that board. or a 8350 for $200. Video card you could go 270x for about 230, decent PSU upgrade for 70, about $500 there plus whatever your tax is. That would boost you up. Add in a cooler, and maybe another 8GB of ram if you can find matching RAM and be about $700 and a decent upgrade. That's roughly the system I just built, 8320, 7970 OC Video card (same as the 270x but was on sale), 16GB, Seidon Liquid cooler, but I need everything and spent $1300 and can do BF3 on Ultra 60FPS.
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November 6, 2013 5:12:21 PM

getochkn said:
Your ram and MB aren't bad, I have the same MB and just got a 8320 from Canada Computers for $170 or something and that would plop right in that board. or a 8350 for $200. Video card you could go 270x for about 230, decent PSU upgrade for 70, about $500 there plus whatever your tax is. That would boost you up. Add in a cooler, and maybe another 8GB of ram if you can find matching RAM and be about $700 and a decent upgrade. That's roughly the system I just built, 8320, 7970 OC Video card (same as the 270x but was on sale), 16GB, Seidon Liquid cooler, but I need everything and spent $1300 and can do BF3 on Ultra 60FPS.


Thanks for replying so fast and what in your opinion is the best gpu brand should i get the 270x sahppire or asus msi etc etc. I personly like asus, but id rather find out from someone like you who knows more about computers

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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 5:14:00 PM

I like the Asus cards if I can afford it. I got the saphire 7970 cause it was on sale and my budget was already stretched. lol.
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November 6, 2013 5:27:59 PM

getochkn said:
I like the Asus cards if I can afford it. I got the saphire 7970 cause it was on sale and my budget was already stretched. lol.


lol allways nice to get stuff on sale. so im not sure if this is compatable or not but i picked out these parts.

ASUS (R9270X-DC2T-2GD5) Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5
- 1120 MHz Clock, 5600MHz Memory
- PCI Express 3.0, DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI

AMD A8-5600K (100W) Quad-Core Socket FM2, 3.6GHz APU, 4Mb Cache, 32nm

Cooler Master Hyper 101A (RR-H101-22FK-RA) for AMD Socket AM3/AM2/940/939

Corsair Builder Series Modular CX750M 750 Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply (CP-9020061-NA)

would all this and the mobo i have now be compatable if not could you send me the link to stuff that will (if you have time) please p.s i should have mentioned this befor but i have 6 fans in my pc
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November 6, 2013 5:40:10 PM

If you have that board that you said, that is an AM3+ motherboard, the CPU you picked is an FM2. You want an AM3+ 8320 or 8350. Also, that cooler is AM3 but not AM3, so you want a different one, like the Hyper Evo 212.
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November 6, 2013 6:02:18 PM

getochkn said:
If you have that board that you said, that is an AM3+ motherboard, the CPU you picked is an FM2. You want an AM3+ 8320 or 8350. Also, that cooler is AM3 but not AM3, so you want a different one, like the Hyper Evo 212.


ok think i got it this time

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Direct Heat Pipe CPU Cooler R2, Intel 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

AMD X8 FX-8320 (125W) Eight-Core Socket AM3+, 3.5GHz CPU, 8Mb Cache, 32nm (FD8320FRHKBOX)

Corsair Professional Series Modular HX750 80PLUS Gold Certified 750W PSU

This stuff and the graphics card i had picked out befor in the other message are they good, please forgive me if i made the same mistake twice im a huge pc noob
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 6:11:28 PM

Ya, looks good. So far, I've been able to overclock my CPU to 4.2 with just uping the multipler, but still 700mhz over the stock speed.
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November 6, 2013 6:16:39 PM

getochkn said:
Ya, looks good. So far, I've been able to overclock my CPU to 4.2 with just uping the multipler, but still 700mhz over the stock speed.


Nice :D  so if i order these parts now they will all be compatable and i just install and im ready to go (last question im going to ask)

thanks for your help man

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November 7, 2013 9:32:32 AM

getochkn said:
Your ram and MB aren't bad, I have the same MB and just got a 8320 from Canada Computers for $170 or something and that would plop right in that board. or a 8350 for $200. Video card you could go 270x for about 230, decent PSU upgrade for 70, about $500 there plus whatever your tax is. That would boost you up. Add in a cooler, and maybe another 8GB of ram if you can find matching RAM and be about $700 and a decent upgrade. That's roughly the system I just built, 8320, 7970 OC Video card (same as the 270x but was on sale), 16GB, Seidon Liquid cooler, but I need everything and spent $1300 and can do BF3 on Ultra 60FPS.


7970 OC is the equivalent of an R9 280x not 270x.
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November 7, 2013 9:34:16 AM

jailz said:
getochkn said:
Ya, looks good. So far, I've been able to overclock my CPU to 4.2 with just uping the multipler, but still 700mhz over the stock speed.


Nice :D  so if i order these parts now they will all be compatable and i just install and im ready to go (last question im going to ask)

thanks for your help man



I would just spend the extra 20-30 bucks for the FX8350. It is already clocked up to 4.2.
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November 7, 2013 10:52:54 AM

pyromanicadeluxe said:
jailz said:
getochkn said:
Ya, looks good. So far, I've been able to overclock my CPU to 4.2 with just uping the multipler, but still 700mhz over the stock speed.


Nice :D  so if i order these parts now they will all be compatable and i just install and im ready to go (last question im going to ask)

thanks for your help man



I would just spend the extra 20-30 bucks for the FX8350. It is already clocked up to 4.2.


Allright i will do that thanks for the suggestion

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November 7, 2013 5:40:52 PM

getochkn said:
If you have that board that you said, that is an AM3+ motherboard, the CPU you picked is an FM2. You want an AM3+ 8320 or 8350. Also, that cooler is AM3 but not AM3, so you want a different one, like the Hyper Evo 212.


Sorry to bother you again but do you think it would be better to get a asus r9 280x and get a 6 core am3+ prossesor instead of r9 270x and 8 core prossesor?


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November 7, 2013 5:59:49 PM

jailz said:
getochkn said:
If you have that board that you said, that is an AM3+ motherboard, the CPU you picked is an FM2. You want an AM3+ 8320 or 8350. Also, that cooler is AM3 but not AM3, so you want a different one, like the Hyper Evo 212.


Sorry to bother you again but do you think it would be better to get a asus r9 280x and get a 6 core am3+ prossesor instead of r9 270x and 8 core prossesor?




The FX6300 will slightly bottleneck the 280x, if you OC it a bit then not bad. If you can afford it I would definitely pair an FX8350 with the R9 280x, you will be the coolest cat on the block.
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November 7, 2013 7:56:11 PM

pyromanicadeluxe said:
jailz said:
getochkn said:
If you have that board that you said, that is an AM3+ motherboard, the CPU you picked is an FM2. You want an AM3+ 8320 or 8350. Also, that cooler is AM3 but not AM3, so you want a different one, like the Hyper Evo 212.


Sorry to bother you again but do you think it would be better to get a asus r9 280x and get a 6 core am3+ prossesor instead of r9 270x and 8 core prossesor?




The FX6300 will slightly bottleneck the 280x, if you OC it a bit then not bad. If you can afford it I would definitely pair an FX8350 with the R9 280x, you will be the coolest cat on the block.


ok then thats what i will do...even tho i didnt want to spend that much if i was only upgradeing but whatever i will anyway


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