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Best Gaming PC Upgrade

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November 30, 2013 12:23:02 PM

Hi all,

I have about £250 to make upgrades to my gaming pc (which is pretty much the only intensive use of this machine)

I have also already decided to allocate about £100 to a new case (fractal design define r4) and a new CPU cooler.

That leaves me with £150 (can be stetched slightly) and I would like to get the best upgrade I can for my Gaming PC.

Here are the current specs:
CPU: AMD Phenom x4 965 BE
MB: ASrock pro3
RAM: 8GB Ballistics
GPU: EVGA GTX 660 (non ti)
PSU: Corsair cx500
Case: Irrelevant as this will be upgraded no matter what.

I am looking for the upgrade or upgrades that will give me the maximum performance for my money. I game at 1080p if that helps but do enjoy games like bf4.

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a b 4 Gaming
November 30, 2013 12:30:43 PM

Get another 660 and SLI them, that would give you the best bang for the buck on a graphics upgrade, you should be able to play anything you want with very high settings.. :) 
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November 30, 2013 12:36:48 PM

endeavour37a said:
Get another 660 and SLI them, that would give you the best bang for the buck on a graphics upgrade, you should be able to play anything you want with very high settings.. :) 


Thanks for the reply! The problem is that upgrade would require a MB upgrade as it only supports crossfire not SLI. Also I was just thinking and I realised that I could play most things on very high at 1080p. So I might wait until spring next year to upgrade GPU. Do you think there is a worthwhile CPU/MB upgrade I have no AMD/Intel preference.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 30, 2013 1:08:52 PM

SlippySnowman said:
endeavour37a said:
Get another 660 and SLI them, that would give you the best bang for the buck on a graphics upgrade, you should be able to play anything you want with very high settings.. :) 


Thanks for the reply! The problem is that upgrade would require a MB upgrade as it only supports crossfire not SLI. Also I was just thinking and I realised that I could play most things on very high at 1080p. So I might wait until spring next year to upgrade GPU. Do you think there is a worthwhile CPU/MB upgrade I have no AMD/Intel preference.


If it supports XFire it also supports SLI, they are the same thing with 2 different names. With the money you have to spend, I don't think you could go far with a CPU/MB upgrade that will really add much performance over what you have.
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