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 replace / upgrade motherboard 1358g for rfactor gaming - Forum Upgrade advice needed - Forum What should I upgrade next? - Forum Cpu and gpu upgrade for a friend - Forum PC Upgrade - Help me decide - 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 SolvedHelp with Graphics upgrade please! Forum SolvedI would like to Upgrade Forum SolvedGraphics card upgrade. Forum SolvedWhat would be the best GPU upgrade for my PC? Forum Solvedupgrade my intel D945GCNL Forum SolvedI want to upgrade my PC into a gaming one but I am not sure what I need to get in order to do so. Forum SolvedCPU upgrade for old laptop Forum SolvedHD 4890 upgrade needed with i7 920 Forum SolvedHave some cash to upgrade, what is my weakest component? Forum SolvedWhat is the best value for money upgrade from a GTX 660 Forum SolvedWill I need to upgrade my PSU along with my graphics card? Forum SolvedBuild New System or Upgrade Current Forum SolvedWant to upgrade basic gaming PC... Will it work? Forum SolvedWhat should i upgrade ($650 limit) Forum SolvedUpgrade or wait?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !