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upgrade gpu and psu or build a new pc for gaming

Hey guys just wanted to know what i should do for this situation. Either replace my whole my pc and build a computer for gaming or just buy parts such as a new video card and psu. the model of my Lenovo i think is called K320 57125303. It has a I7 870 cpu, radeon 5570 video card, 280 watts (I think not sure), and 8g ram. For gaming, so far i play just FFXIV, WoW and Hearthstone, but i do want to play the new games coming out such as dibalo 3 reapers, south park sot, dark souls 2, Titanfall, and few others. I would like to have the quality of a pc that can run BF4 to high settings at least so i can at least have some future proof on it. I am not saying i want to play games like Crysis 3 and stuff that requires top notch stuff but i do want to perform well when playing games like those so yeah. Also to note my budget for gaming is like $1000 but i really do not want to go in that direction unless i must and for gpu price for upgrading would be the best price performance i guess. Thanks !!
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  1. build new pc.
    You could go with Kaveri which is a really good APU :)
  2. You can get GTX 760 and 500W PSU. That'll do it.
  3. Go with Kaveri? not sure what that is, and a gtx 760 and 500w psu sounds good but i am not sure, would fit with my pc case?
  4. Pl provide case info
  5. Physical Spec are : Dimenison: 22.80" x 12.20" x 22.04"
    Weight: 28.00 lbs

    The case is a Lenovo K320 just incase you need more information about the case
  6. PSU can be top mounted in that case. No issue in this regard. GTX 760 has length of 9.5". Could not really get any better info regarding 760 compatibility with this case. From the looks of the case, 760 will be hard fit in this case.
  7. You can buy 750Ti as well.
  8. yeah i assume that hmm 750ti has better price performance than the 760?
  9. 750Ti is a good performer not quite at par with 760 but for modern gaming it is a good choice.
  10. I just upgraded to the GTX 760 and 600 watt power supply for 300 bucks from micro center. Not to count I did buy a new CPU and Hyper cool which bumped me up but you are only looking to upgrade those two items.
  11. Problem is the Case. Could not really get any idea if 760 can be fitted in it
  12. O well your best bet may be to buy a new tower and transfer what parts you want to keep adding the new, no reason to spend money on every new part unless the upgrades you are wanting to do require it. Exp. new graphics card may need a bigger power supply depending. If it is a mid size tower it will fit in depending how cables are ran, but a mini tower it will not. Either way your probably going to have to re run/rework some stuff so it might in the long run be better to get a new tower and take this time to upgrade whatever parts you feel you need to while keeping stuff like your CPU/fan ect.
    edit-- looking at your tower just by the picture you may encounter problems you might get the graphics card in but airflow may be a problem afterwards upgrading tower would be safest in long run.
  13. Cages of the current case are fixed. OP has to cut the cage portion if GTX 760 is to be installed otherwise getting a new case is recommended.
  14. hmm i wouldn't mind getting a new case but that is 3 components of changing then psu, gpu and cas. Would the rest of my parts really be good enough to support a gtx 770+
  15. Ok yeah i most likely would have to get a new case but can i really just put my motherboard hdd and everything into the case would not have install anything new??
  16. long as the mother board fits which it should the hdd most likely I dont see why not (no reason to lose your stuff and do a whole new OS install) but to be honest mother boards aren't very expensive at all. Try to save yourself some money and use what ever parts you can from your computer now because their seems to be nothing wrong with it.
  17. Blackheart89 said:
    hmm i wouldn't mind getting a new case but that is 3 components of changing then psu, gpu and cas. Would the rest of my parts really be good enough to support a gtx 770+


    yes ur i7 870 is still a very good gaming cpu. It can support GTX770.
  18. so i just want to know for sure that the only thing that NEED to be replace is PSU, GPU and Case? nothing esle?? thanks for replies too guys really
  19. Best answer
    Yes, Case, PSU, and GPU need to be replaced. CPU will not bottleneck GPU (GTX 770)
  20. EasyLover said:
    Yes, Case, PSU, and GPU need to be replaced. CPU will not bottleneck GPU (GTX 770)


    Cool just one thing, i was wondering if i should get a gtx 750ti? is that like the best performance out for my needs? and then later upgrade when i do want to buy demanding games
  21. Blackheart89 said:
    EasyLover said:
    Yes, Case, PSU, and GPU need to be replaced. CPU will not bottleneck GPU (GTX 770)


    Cool just one thing, i was wondering if i should get a gtx 750ti? is that like the best performance out for my needs? and then later upgrade when i do want to buy demanding games


    Getting GTX 760 will be better for you.
  22. So the gtx 760 is the best price performance? cause its only like $60 away from gtx 770 would the gtx 770 really be better as in future proof and yeah i know future proof does not exist but for my situation since i am not looking to play upcoming demanding games in max settings
  23. If you've budget for 770. You can easily go for that.
  24. Yeah ofcourse the gtx 770 would better but the question is would it be really worth it to get rather than gtx 750ti or 760 performance wise
  25. Yes. GTX 770 outperforms 760 and 750Ti
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