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April 5, 2014 2:50:11 PM

Hey guys, i'm looking for some help.
I would like to upgrade my computer to a decent gaming pc. I'd like to run games released in 2013-2014, and hopefully even 2015+.
Games like Battlefield 4, Infamous : Second Son, Watch Dogs, all on medium-high settings.

Currently my pc can only run games like Resident Evil 6, Assassins creed III, Etc, on low settings. It shouldn't run at all, but my GPU makes it up for my lame ass CPU.

Alright, to the point :

I have an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+. Dual Core.

My motherboard is from Gigabyte Technology, an M55S-S3.

Both the Chipset and the Southbridge are from NVIDIA. Both nForce 550.

My Graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650. 1GB.

I have 4GB of memory, it's a DDR2.

At first a mate told me to just buy a gaming pc instead. But after looking at the prices, i'd rather upgrade it. I'm not new to computers and all that, but with so many new parts, and newer games requiring higher settings, I'll need some help upgrading.

I'm willing to spend 500-600$. I'd like to upgrade my CPU & GPU. I'm guessing i'll have to get a new motherboard too, because it's old as fuck and the newer CPUS probably won't work.

So yeah, lads, 500-600$, what can you awesome computer beasts recommend me?

Thanks in advance.

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April 5, 2014 2:57:35 PM

You'll need a new CPU, RAM, and Motherboard. Possibly a new PSU too, what's the brand/model/wattage of your current one?
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April 5, 2014 3:10:54 PM

JOOK-D said:
You'll need a new CPU, RAM, and Motherboard. Possibly a new PSU too, what's the brand/model/wattage of your current one?


No idea man.
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April 5, 2014 3:11:54 PM

Itd be easier just to build a new rig. What case have you got?
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April 5, 2014 3:35:00 PM

With that specs, I believe you will be able to play Battlefield 4 at minimum settings and 720p resolution and an average of 27 FPS, but you need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 64-bit.

Next, you can spend all that budget on a single GPU and your CPU will bottleneck it, but you will get higher FPS and smooth gameplay. AND, in the FUTURE you will already have a good GPU and you will need to upgrade motherboard, CPU and RAM. Until that day, you will play smoothly.

Or, spend $500~600 bucks with a medium upgrade and maybe (maybe) reach the reach the recommended build, but the GPU probably will be outdated in 2 years.
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April 5, 2014 3:43:59 PM

My best shot:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($132.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($58.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($215.38 @ Newegg)
Total: $471.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 18:43 EDT-0400)
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April 5, 2014 3:48:26 PM

Mac266 said:
Itd be easier just to build a new rig. What case have you got?


I think i'm just gonna build a new pc, but using some of my current pc parts.

Btw, when buying a motherboard, how do I know if it will support a certain CPU, GPU or RAM..?
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