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Graphic card update help!!

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 15, 2014 7:12:11 PM

I got a gaming computer recently heres the specs
Case: Cooler Master K280 Usb 3.0
Motherboard : Asus M4A89GTD Pro
Ram : 8 Gigs Blue Matching Kit Of G Skill RipJaws @ 1600Mhz
Processor : AMD Phenom II x 4 840 Black Edition @ 3.2 GHz ( All 4 Cores Are Unlocked Can Be Over Clocked To 4.0Ghz )
Power Supply : Cooler Master Extreame 2 625 Watt ( Box )
Video card : Bfg Geforce 250 Gts 1 Gig Card ( Box, Manual & Disk )
Hard Drives : 500 Gig Seagate Barracuda 7200 Rpm
I need help with this build.
I wanna be able to run bf4 on ultra and play all the next gen games coming out this year without any lag or glitches. my maximum is 700 canadian for the upgrade. And i persinally woild rather just upgrade the video card.
And please if you can find the peices on newegg thatd be awesome.tha.ks.

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February 15, 2014 7:34:58 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($217.98 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.50 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($289.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $665.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-15 22:33 EST-0500)

That CPU is outdated so a video card upgrade wouldn't really make since with out a CPU upgrade as well. With these changes you should at least be able to play on high maybe ultra if you tweaked some settings a bit.
a b 4 Gaming
a c 307 U Graphics card
February 15, 2014 7:42:42 PM

I don't believe there ever was an 840 BE processor. These are the only 840 phenom IIs I'm aware of:

So, you must have the first one above, right?
If so, I would stay at (or below) the HD 7870/R9-270/270X or GTX 660/660ti to avoid any major bottle neck.