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Can i keep my current specs and upgrade only CPU for today's gaming?

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January 26, 2014 4:09:13 AM

Here are my current 4 years old specs

intel 8200
radeon 4870 2gb
6ddr2 ram

Can i keep the current specs and change only the GPU? will i be able to play current games smoothly 1080p with just a new GPU? or there will be bottleneck?

can you recommend a good GPU budget $200 - 250

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January 26, 2014 4:14:23 AM

yeahman45 said:
Here are my current 4 years old specs

intel 8200
radeon 4870 2gb
6ddr2 ram

Can i keep the current specs and change only the GPU? will i be able to play current games smoothly 1080p with just a new GPU? or there will be bottleneck?

can you recommend a good GPU budget $200 - 250

Sorry mate, this will most definitely bottleneck.
Best thing to do would be to build a new system, if you post a budget I could suggest something.
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January 26, 2014 4:20:18 AM

ok thx... i might wait next year then.. cuz i am building my first htpc this year and i can't afford investing on a new gaming pc at the same time. thx
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January 26, 2014 4:44:40 AM

yeahman45 said:
ok thx... i might wait next year then.. cuz i am building my first htpc this year and i can't afford investing on a new gaming pc at the same time. thx


why not just make your htpc a little more capable, use an AMD A10-6800K with 8 gigs of ram, that would do you better than your current 'gaming pc'.
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January 26, 2014 4:57:59 AM

I won't do serious gaming on my htpc as it will be in the living room connected to my tv. I can't just play my games on it when everyone else will want to watch tv lol.

I can still play most games on my current specs but lately the modern games can't run on 1080p but only 720p and some games require dx11 cards (COD ghost and crysis 3 for example).

If i can build an htpc below $400 .. I might still afford a budget of $650 for my gaming rig
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