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Not sure what to upgrade

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May 17, 2011 4:53:40 PM

I noticed this when playing Rift, I couldn't use max settings. I'd like to, as well as on other games but I'm not sure what to upgrade. These are the parts I have:

i5 dual core 3.2 ghz
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 graphics card
Gigabyte P55A-UD3 motherboard
4GB corsair xms ddr3 ram

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a c 103 B Homebuilt system
May 17, 2011 5:02:50 PM

Not knowing your resolution my best guess is your GPU is holding you back! Based on budget then anywhere from GTX460 1GB / HD6850 to GTX560TI / HD6950 would be good upgrade.
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May 17, 2011 5:18:46 PM

resolution is 2560 x 1600. Thanks for your help!
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a c 103 B Homebuilt system
May 18, 2011 8:03:18 AM

At that resolution you will need at minimum GTX560TI or HD6950 (recommend the 2GB version). Now your CPU is becoming a bottleneck but can be overclocked to reduce!
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