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August 15, 2014 3:15:51 PM

So as title says, need help on upgrading my PC. I don't know which is needing the upgrade and what should I get. I want to be able to run most games smoothly as possible. Borderlands, AC, Watchdogs and others. I heard that not every part is compatible with every motherboard and that's the reason I need your help. My budget is around 150-200€. Thank you guys in advance :D 

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August 15, 2014 3:21:03 PM

okk give your current pc specs so that i can tell what u need to upgrade and what can be salvaged....
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August 15, 2014 3:27:18 PM

prit87 said:
okk give your current pc specs so that i can tell what u need to upgrade and what can be salvaged....


I include a photo of my spec sir. Are you not seeing it?
i5 -2400 3.10ghz
4GB RAM
AMD Radeon HD 6570
Foxconn 2ABF motherboard

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August 15, 2014 3:41:30 PM

yes i see it now ......so a gpu and ram and psu upgrade would be best for u right now......sell your old ram and buy a pair of 2x4gb ram.......get a 80+ certified 500 watt psu i dont know what psu u currently own......and get a r9 270.....i cannot say what would be the price of these in your country so i am giving u an estimate in American dollars.....

PSU......http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b1050...

GPU.....http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-r9270dc2oc...

RAM.....http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1...
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August 15, 2014 3:42:36 PM

That budget is too short to buy an upgrade you'd notice. Do it in steps
1. Buy 4gb extra ram so you get 8gb, but check if you have DDR3-1066 or DDR3-1333 installed. The new memory should be the same speed as the old one. Costs about €40
2. Then I'd buy a new GPU, something like the R9 280 costs about €200. The suggested R9 270 will be a small upgrade that you would only notice a little bit, so I wouldn't recommend it.
3. Then buy a new processor, socket 1155. Anything that costs about €200 will be a noticeably upgrade.
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August 15, 2014 3:51:35 PM

DeNachtwacht said:
That budget is too short to buy an upgrade you'd notice. Do it in steps
1. Buy 4gb extra ram so you get 8gb, but check if you have DDR3-1066 or DDR3-1333 installed. The new memory should be the same speed as the old one. Costs about €40
2. Then I'd buy a new GPU, something like the R9 280 costs about €200. The suggested R9 270 will be a small upgrade that you would only notice a little bit, so I wouldn't recommend it.
3. Then buy a new processor, socket 1155. Anything that costs about €200 will be a noticeably upgrade.



who said you that a r9 270 would be a small upgrade it is capable of playing games at ultra settings at 1080p at good enough FPS and just a tier below r9 280 it better than the gtx 660 ......and way better than his old card ......its a new re branded version of hd 7850.....and processor upgrade is not necessary the i5 he is using is capable of handling any modern GPU without bottlenecking it ....
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August 15, 2014 3:53:18 PM

and what you are suggesting is more that double his current budget and u have still not mentioned about the psu the r9 280 u have mentioned needs a good 600 watt of psu....
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August 15, 2014 5:40:24 PM

DeNachtwacht said:
That budget is too short to buy an upgrade you'd notice. Do it in steps
1. Buy 4gb extra ram so you get 8gb, but check if you have DDR3-1066 or DDR3-1333 installed. The new memory should be the same speed as the old one. Costs about €40
2. Then I'd buy a new GPU, something like the R9 280 costs about €200. The suggested R9 270 will be a small upgrade that you would only notice a little bit, so I wouldn't recommend it.
3. Then buy a new processor, socket 1155. Anything that costs about €200 will be a noticeably upgrade.


prit87 said:
DeNachtwacht said:
That budget is too short to buy an upgrade you'd notice. Do it in steps
1. Buy 4gb extra ram so you get 8gb, but check if you have DDR3-1066 or DDR3-1333 installed. The new memory should be the same speed as the old one. Costs about €40
2. Then I'd buy a new GPU, something like the R9 280 costs about €200. The suggested R9 270 will be a small upgrade that you would only notice a little bit, so I wouldn't recommend it.
3. Then buy a new processor, socket 1155. Anything that costs about €200 will be a noticeably upgrade.



who said you that a r9 270 would be a small upgrade it is capable of playing games at ultra settings at 1080p at good enough FPS and just a tier below r9 280 it better than the gtx 660 ......and way better than his old card ......its a new re branded version of hd 7850.....and processor upgrade is not necessary the i5 he is using is capable of handling any modern GPU without bottlenecking it ....


Thank you for your suggestions, but I don't think I can afford buying a new processor right now.
I did some checking on prices and I need at least 270€ for (r9 270, 500w psu and 8gb ram) 300€+ for r9 280 which is probably too much for me. Seems like im going for 270 then. :) 
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August 16, 2014 2:13:05 AM

best of luck and happy gaming...:) 
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August 16, 2014 4:34:09 AM

prit87 said:
best of luck and happy gaming...:) 


All right sir. thanks for your time. cheers! :D 
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August 16, 2014 5:09:44 AM

happy to help :) 
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August 16, 2014 6:42:43 AM

One last thing, what do you think of VTX3D r9 280? its cheaper, but i'm not familiar with the manufacturer so.. is it good?
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August 16, 2014 9:49:43 AM

sorry mate i also have no idea about the brand....
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