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 143 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 What do i need to upgrade to improve my gaming rig. Forum SolvedHelp! What can I do to improve performance of this gaming PC without spending too much money? Forum SolvedLooking to Upgrade GPU, CPU and PSU to Improve Gaming Performance. $800 Budget. Forum What can I add to my PC to improve its gaming performance ? 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 I have an Acer Aspire model 5120 and I want to upgrade it to improve performance of my games. Forum SolvedWhat should i upgrade first to increase my gaming performance ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !