Upgrade Tags: Homebuilt Games Systems Last response: November 6, 2010 10:27 PM in Systems Share knotty November 5, 2010 9:39:08 PM Hi guys, I am looking to upgrade my computer mainly for the new games coming out within the new year, namely Black Ops, Diablo 3, Max Payne 3 and Duke Nukem Forever (if it ever comes out! ) My current specs are: Gigabyte G43 MB E7300 Antec Sonata case WITH PSU 4830 4GB DDR2 800Mhz Not looking for a complete overhaul, but some advice what route to go down to help run these games nice and smoothly. Thanks in advance Knotty More about : upgrade rolli59 a c 103 B Homebuilt system November 5, 2010 11:40:51 PM What size is the PSU? knotty November 6, 2010 8:09:21 AM Rolli59 - Apologies, the PSU is 750w. Also i was looking around the £150 mark in terms of budget, but could stretch higher if needed. Thanks Knotty Related resources new cpu upgrade - Forum Help me upgrade this gaming build - Forum New cpu upgrade? - Forum What should I upgrade first? Cpu or Graphics Card? - Forum RAM Upgrade 4Gb to 8GB - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 a c 103 B Homebuilt system November 6, 2010 11:02:48 AM Depending on monitor resolution your system would benefit most from a new GPU. Options like HD5770, HD6850 and GTX460 would all be a nice upgrade. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-rad... Overclocking the CPU to 3GHz+ would give an extra boost. Lutfij a b B Homebuilt system November 6, 2010 2:50:58 PM The 5770 is the best option now, cos of the budget but you can get the 6850. knotty November 6, 2010 8:53:51 PM Thanks Rolli59 and Lutfij! Looks like the best way to go is a new GPU, i think i might look at the 2 cards you suggested and upgrade from the 4830. Plus i might look into overclocking the CPU (even though i've never tried it before!) and read some how-to guides on the site. Thanks for the advice. Knotty Lutfij a b B Homebuilt system November 6, 2010 10:27:40 PM OH! Welcome to the forums, newcomer! You can find guides on overclocking Core2's here on the forums... look it up in the overclocking section.I'll recommend the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ cooler for your overclocking needs. Cheap and very effective at its task! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat to upgrade? Cpu or Gpu Forum SolvedNeed CPU, RAM and Motherboard Upgrade Forum SolvedCan I Upgrade CPU and GPU of MSI GX60 Destroyer? Forum SolvedShould i upgrade to Devil's canyon or wait for skylake? Forum SolvedGPU upgrade leading to PSU upgrade? Forum SolvedHelp Upgrade my computer Forum SolvedIntel Integrated 2000 HD Upgrade Help. Forum SolvedWant to upgrade my computer...Wich part shall I start with? Forum SolvedHelp! upgrade my e-machine el1852 3.2ghz Forum SolvedNeed advice on storage upgrade Forum SolvedDell dimension e520 graphics card upgrade Forum SolvedBuy new computer or upgrade? Forum Solvedradeon 270x upgrade Forum SolvedOpinion on upgrade? (New at this) Forum Solvedwhich upgrade first Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !