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CPU + other related questions, Need seriously good advice plz.

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May 18, 2011 11:38:01 PM

Hello,

Current system,
i5 2.8 ghz (760)
4 gig corsair dominators
5770 xfx 1gig card
750 PSU Coolmax something.. lol

here is my question, when playing high end games i am not satified with my performance... I am running on a 42 LG LCD TV reason is long but thats what i have for now. Does that effect my performance?

When it comes to getting upgrades I am really lost at this point. How do I know if I need more CPU power vs More GPU power or just straight up more ram?

I would ideally love to get a balance where I feel all key parts of my rig are kinda on equal parts.

Personally I think my GPU is my weakest link, opinions? Safe to overclock my current gpu and cpu? should I?

Help me decide which upgrades I should do if any or first try to OC my system a bit? Or is it just a case of getting a proper monitor which I think might be easier for my system to run on?

I am not very techy as you can probably tell but I do appreciate any and all advice I get!

THANKS IN ADVANCED!!

Philip.
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May 19, 2011 12:14:04 AM

There's really no difference from a tv or monitor, I suspect it's 1080p? You're gpu is the weakest link but you could also get more performance if you overclock the cpu as long as you have a good heatsink. To test if your cpu is bottlenecking: in windows power management you can change the maximum cpu usage, put it to like 70% and see if you get a drop in fps. Testing if your gpu is easy, just change graphics options down and your fps should go up. What is you budget?
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May 19, 2011 12:29:56 AM

well i think about 300 ish cdn.
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May 19, 2011 12:40:45 AM

You could get a 6950 or 560 and OC your cpu. But I am doubtful of your psu, coolmax has some psus that don't actually supply what they say. So find out the model number if you could or get a new psu.
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May 19, 2011 12:44:14 AM

whats a safe level or a ball park number to aim for with the i5's ? ram with the 4 gig is fine?
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May 19, 2011 2:07:16 AM

thanks for the help. So I am guessing my first move will to get a new video card. SLi is worth doing? or just one high end gpu will be better?
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May 19, 2011 2:30:04 AM

CF 5770 will save you money and have more performance but your mobo needs to support it.
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May 19, 2011 11:47:05 PM

p7p55d mobo from asus i think it has sli.
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