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Should I get a new computer or stick with my graphics card?

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March 17, 2014 10:03:04 PM

Should I stick with my computer with the graphics card I have right now?
-Intel Core i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz 2.93 GHz
-6GB Ram
-Zotac GeForce GTX 760
-Gateway DX4831
-1TB

Or get a new computer?

-ASUS M51 Desktop PC
-Intel Core i7 4770
-2TB HDD
-12GB RAM
-Windows 8.1
-NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650

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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2014 10:07:29 PM

What does the new computer cost? You may be able to use that money on upgrades.
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March 17, 2014 10:09:32 PM

The graphics card you have now is much better :S how about your current card in with the i7?
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March 17, 2014 10:12:56 PM

(d1rtydeedz) It costs $949.99 (It's on sale right now ($150 off))

(jamz4) I can't really afford that much :\\
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2014 10:15:49 PM

Are you comfortable with a custom build, because with the 760 already purchased, you could build a killer pc with around $800.00. You'd have to put it together though. It's really pretty easy and straight forward. What do you think?
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March 17, 2014 10:18:07 PM

Yeah, I am comfortable with a custom-built computer. Any suggestions on what parts I should get?
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2014 10:19:32 PM

Before everyone starts posting; we need to know a few things. Besides the gpu, do you have any other hardware which can be used? PSU? Monitor? Keyboard? Operating System? Mouse?
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2014 10:22:35 PM

Also, what are you planning on doing with the computer? Hard-core gaming? Photoshop? Basic Use?
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March 17, 2014 10:24:00 PM

I don't know what my PSU is, my monitor is an LG and can run 1920x1080, I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit computer, and a razer gaming mouse.
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2014 10:25:38 PM

Ok, so we'll assume you don't need a monitor, mouse or keyboard. How about an operating system? Do you have another windows license? An install disc? And what will you be using the computer for?
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March 17, 2014 10:29:21 PM

I don't really have another windows license and another install disc, I will be using the computer for mostly gaming and probably record videos too (I MAYBE recording vids, I'm not entirely sure)
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2014 10:31:10 PM

Ok, now we're getting somewhere. Final question: What are you willing to spend?
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2014 10:41:49 PM

Any particular color of case you'd like?
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March 17, 2014 10:42:45 PM

Red or honestly, maybe just a normal case.
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2014 11:07:46 PM

Alright, this build lands within your budget and throws in an additional 760 in sli giving you more than 780 performance. A killer rig.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3bUcT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3bUcT/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3bUcT/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($241.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $943.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 02:08 EDT-0400)
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2014 11:18:01 PM

If you choose to buy another zotac 760, be sure to buy the exact same one you already have. The PSU I picked will easily run two 760s in sli. Keep in mind, two 760s will outperform one 780. An amazing upgrade!

Have fun!
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March 17, 2014 11:19:04 PM

Thanks d1rty. Really appreciate it.

I'll definitely consider getting these parts and building them.
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March 17, 2014 11:22:39 PM

But I might get only a few of the parts you listed.

What parts can boost my Performance/FPS (Parts that are listed)
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a b U Graphics card
March 18, 2014 7:50:56 AM

It will depend on your motherboard. Not all parts are compatible with every motherboard. We'll need to know the exact motherboard you have.
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