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What Should I Change On My Build With $200?

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March 31, 2014 7:35:14 PM

Hi,
I've been needing to upgrade my computer for awhile. Right now, I just need some adjustments so that I can play games like minecraft and league of legends decently. Here is my current build:
Motherboard: msi fm2-a75ma-e35
RAM: 2gb ddr3 single channel @ 698 mhz
Video Card: GeForce 8400gs
Processor: AMD A10-5700 apu

What changes should I make to play these games while spending under 200 dollars?
Thank you

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March 31, 2014 7:48:38 PM

What's your PSU?

I'd look at the 750Ti above, plus another couple of gigs of RAM.
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March 31, 2014 9:24:06 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
What's your PSU?

I'd look at the 750Ti above, plus another couple of gigs of RAM.


I have a 500W psu
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March 31, 2014 11:31:36 PM

What model?

My advice is to pick up the 750Ti, and see if you can squeeze in at least a 4GiB RAM set.
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April 1, 2014 12:08:50 PM

your onboard VGA better than nvidia 8400GS. and much better if you have dual channel memory at least 1600mhz.
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April 1, 2014 8:20:45 PM

Erman Yudhistira said:
your onboard VGA better than nvidia 8400GS. and much better if you have dual channel memory at least 1600mhz.


So if i get 8gb of 1866mhz memory, and remove my video card, the apu should run better?
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April 1, 2014 8:21:58 PM

Erman Yudhistira said:
your onboard VGA better than nvidia 8400GS. and much better if you have dual channel memory at least 1600mhz.


So if i get 8gb of 1866mhz memory, and remove my video card, the apu should run better?
thanks
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April 1, 2014 8:26:33 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
What model?

My advice is to pick up the 750Ti, and see if you can squeeze in at least a 4GiB RAM set.


will 4 gigs be enough?
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April 1, 2014 8:53:45 PM

g_dimitri said:
Erman Yudhistira said:
your onboard VGA better than nvidia 8400GS. and much better if you have dual channel memory at least 1600mhz.


So if i get 8gb of 1866mhz memory, and remove my video card, the apu should run better?
thanks


Even with single channel ram with 1333mhz, the APU are much better than 8400GS. with dual channel, you get 40% more performance.
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April 1, 2014 9:10:25 PM

Yes you are in BAD need of much better RAM. Even 2x2GB of 1866mhz RAM would be a HUUUUUUUUUUUGE improvement. Scrap the 8400GS for sure.
I don't normally recommend running dual graphics, but you could get a HD6670 and give it a try. Some people are very happy with dual graphics and some people are not. I think it depends on expectations.

That A10 with fast RAM should handle 720p gaming just fine. If you are attempting 1080p then you will need a much better video card like the GTX750ti mentioned above.
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