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Whats my Bottleneck?

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April 13, 2014 5:55:38 PM

Hey everyone, I recently built my first gaming computer and I was wondering what would be the best upgrade for the future, my specs are

Specs:
~MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

~AMD FX-4300 Vishera 3.8GHz (4.0GHz) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4300WMHKBOX

~Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

~ HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model KHX18C10K2/8

~EVGA 02G-P4-3751-KR GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

Other Stuff:
AZZA CSAZ-XT 1W White Japanese SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V

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April 13, 2014 5:58:59 PM

Hard drive. Pick up a solid state and you will see a great improvement on speeds.
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April 13, 2014 6:01:31 PM

its hard to say u may wanna run some test on the cpu and gpu loads.:) 
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April 13, 2014 6:03:43 PM

Are you having problems in games? Your upgrade depends on what games you are playing and what you desire from those games or programs.
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April 13, 2014 6:08:09 PM

A SSD won't help you with gaming (only load screens are faster). Your GPU is the bottleneck. Once you get a high end GPU it will be your CPU.
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April 13, 2014 6:17:36 PM

gumbykid said:
A SSD won't help you with gaming (only load screens are faster). Your GPU is the bottleneck. Once you get a high end GPU it will be your CPU.


You are correct. Right now his rig is pretty balanced though. An SSD is currently the weak link. Load screens will be a lot faster and you dont get the hiccups you see while gaming if for example your antivirus starts a scan or something like that. I still think SSD but if not, your choice would be my second.
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April 13, 2014 6:20:09 PM

If he is speaking about game performance, it really depends on the game as some games are more GPU or CPU dependent. An SSD will not help in that department.
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April 13, 2014 6:23:17 PM

the guy even dont have any SSD :0
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a c 203 À AMD
April 13, 2014 6:30:48 PM

HE should replace his PSU ASAP before it blows up the computer. It is TERRIBLE quality. The first think I do would be replace it with a quality unit.
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April 13, 2014 7:15:51 PM

tiny voices said:
HE should replace his PSU ASAP before it blows up the computer. It is TERRIBLE quality. The first think I do would be replace it with a quality unit.


In what way is it a bad PSU? It runs well enough and on new egg it has a 4 egg rating (mostly 5 though).

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a c 203 À AMD
April 13, 2014 7:36:00 PM

It uses POOR quality parts and a BAD oem. It is complete junk. It could easily fry your system,. Newegg ratings don't mean much.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...

As you can see Raidmax is a teir 5 brand. Pretty much junk. I would replace it ASAP before it damages your computer.
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