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January 20, 2014 1:07:16 PM
January 20, 2014 1:54:08 PM

I will recommend you upgrade your processor, motherboard, and power supply. Try an i5-2500k, 3570k, or 4670k (whatever fits in your budget) with a motherboard from Asus, MSi, AsRock, or Gigabyte. For the hard drive, use a Western Digital or Seagate one (both are same performance, reliability, etc. so get the cheaper one). For power supply, use a Corsair TX series, Antec, or Seasonic PSU. For the GPU of 250-350 USD, use the GTX 770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 20, 2014 2:09:34 PM

I do not have the budget to upgrade the components you suggested. My question is regarding my current system as-is.
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January 20, 2014 2:10:10 PM

I think your current system will be fine for a graphics card upgrade. Your CPU will definitely be a limiter, but I don't think it will hold you back to much on games. Because of your CPU and power supply, I would recommend you stick to a GTX760 graphics card like this one that you can get for $222 (after rebate and promo code HMDEFE78) if you buy it before the 22nd of this month:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But definitely in the future you should upgrade your CPU, motherboard and PSU. The PSU upgrade isn't because of the voltage,550W is plenty for a 760 and your system, but OCZ PSU's aren't the most reliable and probably isn't putting out a true 550W.
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January 20, 2014 2:10:23 PM

Nuclear101 said:
I will recommend you upgrade your processor, motherboard, and power supply. Try an i5-2500k, 3570k, or 4670k (whatever fits in your budget) with a motherboard from Asus, MSi, AsRock, or Gigabyte. For the hard drive, use a Western Digital or Seagate one (both are same performance, reliability, etc. so get the cheaper one). For power supply, use a Corsair TX series, Antec, or Seasonic PSU. For the GPU of 250-350 USD, use the GTX 770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I do not have the budget to upgrade the components you suggested. My question is regarding my current system as-is.
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January 20, 2014 2:11:22 PM

RCguitarist said:
I think your current system will be fine for a graphics card upgrade. You CPU will definitely be a limiter, but I don't think it will hold you back to much. Because of your CPU and power supply, I would recommend you stick to a GTX760 graphics card like this one that you can get for $222 (after rebate and promo code HMDEFE78) if you buy it before the 22nd of this month:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I live in Canada, do you know if this promo code functions on the CA site for newegg?
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January 20, 2014 2:16:16 PM

Panteradude9413 said:
RCguitarist said:
I think your current system will be fine for a graphics card upgrade. You CPU will definitely be a limiter, but I don't think it will hold you back to much. Because of your CPU and power supply, I would recommend you stick to a GTX760 graphics card like this one that you can get for $222 (after rebate and promo code HMDEFE78) if you buy it before the 22nd of this month:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I live in Canada, do you know if this promo code functions on the CA site for newegg?


Not sure, but just try the promo code in my post and find out. Newegg allows you to apply promo codes in your shopping cart before you actually check out.
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January 20, 2014 2:29:47 PM

RCguitarist said:
Panteradude9413 said:
RCguitarist said:
I think your current system will be fine for a graphics card upgrade. You CPU will definitely be a limiter, but I don't think it will hold you back to much. Because of your CPU and power supply, I would recommend you stick to a GTX760 graphics card like this one that you can get for $222 (after rebate and promo code HMDEFE78) if you buy it before the 22nd of this month:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I live in Canada, do you know if this promo code functions on the CA site for newegg?


Not sure, but just try the promo code in my post and find out. Newegg allows you to apply promo codes in your shopping cart before you actually check out.


Some are $279 and others are $339. What is the reason for this price difference?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=EN...
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January 20, 2014 2:36:27 PM

Panteradude9413 said:
RCguitarist said:
Panteradude9413 said:
RCguitarist said:
I think your current system will be fine for a graphics card upgrade. You CPU will definitely be a limiter, but I don't think it will hold you back to much. Because of your CPU and power supply, I would recommend you stick to a GTX760 graphics card like this one that you can get for $222 (after rebate and promo code HMDEFE78) if you buy it before the 22nd of this month:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I live in Canada, do you know if this promo code functions on the CA site for newegg?


Not sure, but just try the promo code in my post and find out. Newegg allows you to apply promo codes in your shopping cart before you actually check out.


Some are $279 and others are $339. What is the reason for this price difference?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=EN...


The $339 ones has 4GB of memory, where as the cheaper ones have 2GB. Unless you are playing games at resolutions higher then 1080p, the extra 2GB are pointless and won't ever be used. Get a 2GB card. ASUS, MSI, EVGA or Gigabyte.
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