Solved What can I do to improve gaming performance? Upgrade advice needed. Tags: Gaming PC gaming CPUs Systems Performance Memory Upgrade Last response: November 12, 2013 2:43 PM in Systems Share jonnyswboy November 12, 2013 2:25:11 PM Hello, I have a kind of dated computer and I am able to squeeze some gaming performance out of it and I would like to know if my upgrade plan is a good choice. Current specs: EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 2GB (Non-Ti) AMD phenom II x4 945 4GB 800mhz ddr2 RAM ATX 750 psu MSI M2N-SLI Deluxe mother board These are the following parts I am planning on upgrading to. (Not sure to upgrade CPU or GPU) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Is this the best upgrade for me? Any help is great. - Jonathan More about : improve gaming performance upgrade advice needed rvilkman a b 4 Gaming a b à CPUs November 12, 2013 2:29:30 PM Get either 2x4GB or 2x8GB to take advantage of dual channel memory. But yes that seems like a good upgrade for you. m 0 l Best solution Onus a b 4 Gaming a c 141 à CPUs November 12, 2013 2:43:18 PM While a 970-series board is the one you want, the MSI board you've selected is not a good choice. Along with the other -G4x boards, it appears on a public Googledocs spreadsheet I am unable to link at work indicating that it has a history of problems with its weak VRMs. This one would be a better choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... You will probably also want an aftermarket cooler, as the stock one will likely get extremely loud or be insufficient if you overclock. I use and recommend the Xigmatek Gaia over the more often parroted but slightly inferior Hyper212 EVO: http://www.techreaction.net/2011/07/07/review-xigmatek-... http://www.techreaction.net/2011/11/27/review-cooler-ma... Unlike the Hyper212 EVO (ignore the URL; it IS the EVO they tested), the Gaia never throttled. Frostytech also found it to be quieter. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat should I upgrade to improve gaming performance? Forum SolvedWhat component should be upgraded to improve gaming performance? Forum SolvedWhat upgrades can I make to my build to improve gaming and general performance for a budget? Forum SolvedWhat to upgrade to improve game performance now? Forum SolvedUpgrade motherboard improve gaming performance Forum SolvedWhat to upgrade to Improve Performance for BF4 Forum SolvedHelp! What can I do to improve performance of this gaming PC without spending too much money? Forum What do i need to upgrade to improve my gaming rig. Forum SolvedLooking to Upgrade GPU, CPU and PSU to Improve Gaming Performance. $800 Budget. Forum SolvedWhat will improve my computer's gaming performance? Forum SolvedI have an Acer Aspire model 5120 and I want to upgrade it to improve performance of my games. Forum SolvedWhat parts of my PC should i upgrade first to improve my gaming experience? Forum SolvedWhat specs will i need to know before asking advice on improving my hardware for gaming? Forum SolvedHow much would upgrading my CPU improve gaming performance? Forum SolvedMy first built! Need some advice/ what i should improve. Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade to improve gaming? Forum Need help with MSI Z77A GD65 BIOS to improve gaming performance. Forum SolvedWhat should i upgrade first to increase my gaming performance ? Forum I have an Acer Aspire model 5120 and I want to upgrade it to improve performance of my games. Forum Need help what to upgrade for better gaming performance Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !