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Looking for help to upgrade my gaming pc

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June 19, 2014 2:32:11 PM

I'm having alot of trouble figuring out how to most efficiently upgrade my gaming pc but the fact of the matter is it's starting to get near impossible to play any of the new games and enjoy them due to barely if even being able to run them. Any help would be greatly appriciated.

These are my current specs.

Intel Core i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz Quad Core.
8GB DD3 Ram.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB.
Windows 7 64bit.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2014 2:40:01 PM

Your processor is fairly old now but still good enough to be in used for gaming and your RAM is fine. Just the graphics card that is holding you back. If you post how much you are willing to spend on a new one i'm sure we can offer some suggestions.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2014 2:47:13 PM

Upgrade the graphics card first, then upgrade the cpu/motherboard later. You will see the biggest boost in performance from the graphics card upgrade.
What kind of power supply do you have? Depending on that, you may need it upgrade it to handle the power draw of a better graphics card.
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June 19, 2014 2:48:38 PM

The most I'd be able to afford within a reasonable amount of time would be about 200 pounds..

My powersupply is 650W if that helps..
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2014 3:12:24 PM

bobthedestroyer said:
The most I'd be able to afford within a reasonable amount of time would be about 200 pounds..

My powersupply is 650W if that helps..


If I were you I would buy an R9 270x for about £130 (check partpicker here: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-112...) which is a good card and will get you gaming again then save the rest of your money and put that towards a future cpu/mobo upgrade.
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June 19, 2014 3:21:58 PM

For like 160 I could get the same card but with twice the memory size.. would that be worth it? Granted I live in Denmark so the prices are a little different. Or atleast it appears that way.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2014 9:54:33 PM

bobthedestroyer said:
For like 160 I could get the same card but with twice the memory size.. would that be worth it? Granted I live in Denmark so the prices are a little different. Or atleast it appears that way.


Unless you are gaming at higher resolutions than 1080p or are gaming across 3 monitors, the extra 2GB is worthless.
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June 19, 2014 11:38:27 PM

Thank you for all the help :)  I will buy the card that was recommended and likely get back to you when there's money for the other upgrade suggested.
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