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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 29, 2013 7:00:39 PM

Hi guys. I just recently tried to run WoW un Ultra on my PC whilst recording via Fraps and my framerate drops substantially. I never really had this issue, and am now currently recording on "Good" quality.

I'm upgrading my PC asap. Was thinking that my graphics card needs updating and possibly getting a new HDD (SSD?)

I play mostly WoW but yeah. I'm budgeted at the moment so keep it under $300 please.

My apologies if I sound kinda demanding but although I know how to install PC parts and what they do, I'm not too sharp on what to upgrade for maximum performance.

Thank you in advance!

Time of this report: 11/29/2013, 19:29:38
Machine name: ///
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7641
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4130 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.8GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8192MB RAM
Page File: 5466MB used, 10913MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
Graphics: NVidia GTX 650

All help appreciated. thank you.

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a c 91 à CPUs
November 29, 2013 7:08:20 PM

I've seen the fx-8320 for dirt cheap. Almost the price of a fx-6300. It'd be a big boost over your current cpu.

Otherwise you could jump to a 7870. They should be cheaper due to R9 270x coming out.

What is your PSU wattage?

a c 78 à CPUs
November 29, 2013 7:10:50 PM

If the problem only happens when you are multitasking vs just playing the game without trying to record, your cpu my be the issue.

If you just generally want to improve frames per second when gaming, then a graphics card upgrade is in order.
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November 29, 2013 7:41:10 PM

600 Watts.

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a c 91 à CPUs
November 30, 2013 12:47:05 AM

How about these:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $279.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
a c 91 à CPUs
November 30, 2013 8:53:58 AM

You're welcome. Should be a big boost in gaming and everything.