Approximate Purchase date: October 2010 Parts not needed : Keyboard, Computer Casing, Mouse, Screen Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Cross Fire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: 1920*1080
Dear Tomshardware Community,
I recently bought a system (last year ) but not satisfied with the current performance, i mostly play on 1920 * 1080, but the with the recent releases my system is starting to become obsolete (i think so ). I would be grateful if you guys could help me upgrading / choosing some parts that will get me the best performance for money.
Am planning do some upgrades with my current system. What are your views on these items ?
Processor - Core i5 750
Motherboard - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
Memory - Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR3 1600
If i can save some money i might get a :
Graphic Card - GTX 470
Is it a necessity to change my PSU if i upgrade my processor. My Budget is aroung $850-$900 (Counting shipping and tax rates as i don't live in USA). Thats it guys, i would be grateful that you could comment / advice me
Well i did the Final Fantasy 14 Benchmark and got 2500- ish score. Played Starcraft 2 Today and got 30 FPS on 1920*1080 on medium settings. If i get a better video card on my current setup, will i not suffer from CPU bottleneck ? The things is am wondering if my system won't be outdated soon to play new games.
The E8400 would only be an issue in CPU intensive games.
Here's the win-win way to look at it: You buy the card and all of your games run faster (win), or you buy the card and see no difference-> you can carry over the new card to a new build (win) so no loss there.
Another thing to consider is your power supply. I've read that the GTX 470 needs a 550W with 38A on the +12V rails and your 550W Gigabyte has 30A. Maybe consider one of the ATI HD58xxx cards that need less power.
Dear rwpritchett, thanks again for the reply. I think ill follow your advice and get a graphic card first as you said its a win-win situation but there is no hurry as i said i will get the parts in October or if i burn something will overclocking .