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June 15, 2014 10:00:46 AM

i am looking to upgrade my pc which i bought from pc world. it is a hp pavilion p6-2310ea with 8gb's of extra ram bringing the total ram up to 12gb's(i was new to computers and thought that having a ton of ram would make a world of difference).

i am almost certain that i want to get an asus geforce gt 640 or a asus geforce gtx 650 ti because i want to keep costs low. however if i get the latter option i will need to buy a new power-supply as it requires at least 400w.

i would also like to buy a new cpu, i have my eye on an intel i5-3570k but i would need a new motherboard as the cpu requires lga 1155, where as my current motherboard supports the a75 FCH chipset.

if someone could tell me the best option or a suitable alternative for a low-ish price, it would be much appreciated.

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June 15, 2014 10:06:11 AM

What are your specs? and budget??
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June 15, 2014 10:10:11 AM

Diganta Das said:
What are your specs? and budget??


my specs are here: http://tinyurl.com/py9uwhw

i dont really have a budget but anything under £400-500 would be amazing, but it is flexible.

ideally i want to spend abou £100 or less on each part not much more
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June 15, 2014 10:10:35 AM

my specs are here: http://tinyurl.com/py9uwhw

i dont really have a budget but anything under £400-500 would be amazing, but it is flexible.
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June 15, 2014 10:18:19 AM

it look like you have an amd fm2 rig.... so with the actual rig you have you can add an AMD Athlon II X4 760K Black Edition
or 750k one , that will increase a lot the cpu performance but not like a i5-3570k can do of course
and if your are not really a big gamer a gtx 760 or 750 ti will be suffisant or if you prefer the amd r9 series are cheaper and perform good too
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June 15, 2014 10:21:34 AM

You cud do with a ASUS NVIDIA GTX 650Ti and get a PSU too and you can play most games at low to mid settings... It is your best choice i think..
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June 15, 2014 10:24:43 AM

Diganta Das said:
You cud do with a ASUS NVIDIA GTX 650Ti and get a PSU too and you can play most games at low to mid settings... It is your best choice i think..


do you have any ideas on what power suplly i should get, the cheaper the better
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June 15, 2014 10:39:04 AM

Diganta Das said:
Get a Corsair 500W atleast...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Modular-...


ok that looks like it would do the job.

so if i pared the GTX 650ti with the AMD Athlon II X4 760K Black Edition, wht kind of performance would i get on casual games like minecraft and on intensive games like battlefield 3? (i see it used a lot to show the performance of machines)
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June 15, 2014 10:44:22 AM

if i was you i will try to sell your hp pc and simply build a new rig...because it will be hard to find a gpu will fit in your hp pc case i mean you will be limited on choice , you can have a new pc case for a very low price without problem
at the sametime you will have the opportunity to choose the best hardwares for you

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/wbVfFT
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£158.39 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.28 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£79.24 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£64.49 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card (£104.01 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Zalman Z3 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.56 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£49.93 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £512.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-15 18:55 BST+0100
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June 15, 2014 10:51:41 AM

badboyrog2 said:
if i was you i will try to sell your hp pc and simply build a new rig...because it will be hard to find a gpu will fit in your hp pc case i mean you will be limited on choice , you can have a new pc case for a very low price without problem
at the sametime you will have the opportunity to choose the best hardwares for you



i dont really want to buy a new rig as it is one lump of cash which i dont have right now, where as upgrading is domething i can do as the money comes in and still get results as i go down the line.

however, if you can find a pc that has some of the things that i wanted to get or better for around £500 then i would consider the option of a new rig.
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June 15, 2014 11:02:31 AM

Tjherbert1 said:
Diganta Das said:
Get a Corsair 500W atleast...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Modular-...


ok that looks like it would do the job.

so if i pared the GTX 650ti with the AMD Athlon II X4 760K Black Edition, wht kind of performance would i get on casual games like minecraft and on intensive games like battlefield 3? (i see it used a lot to show the performance of machines)

Sorry went for a bath... For casual games its excelent but if u want BF3 then u can play it on Mid settings..
Please mark this as best solution if you are helped by it...

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