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July 3, 2012 2:17:08 PM

Hey Guys!

I'm planning on upgrading my PC to be used for gaming as well as for work. I don't know much about computers so I think it's better to ask than to waste money buying then the hardware might not be compatible.

My current specs are:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.1GHz
Motherboard: Asus CM6630_CM6730_CM6830
Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 405
Ram: Kingston 4GB DDR3
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

I'm planning to upgrade my graphics card to a GTX 560 Ti and my Ram to a 8GB DDR3.

So, will the cpu bottleneck the graphics card? Is the graphics card compatible with the motherboard? What type and brand of ram will I use?
What power supply should I use?

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a b U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 2:33:22 PM

I would get a gtx 560ti, if you are worried about the cpu bottle-necking then upgrade to a i3-2120 @3.3 ghz and get a 550 watt psu,ram to kingston hyper x, g.skill sniper, corsair vengeance.
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July 4, 2012 11:24:09 AM

Thanks for answer bro. Appreciate it. But I'm kinda worried that the gtx 560 ti wouldn't fit, since the pc is prebuilt.
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a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 3:20:07 PM

what is in it now???? it should fit in a full or mid tower pc... can you post pics????
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July 5, 2012 11:36:53 AM

No, sorry. I'll find a picture of it in the internet. Thanks again for the reply. :D 
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July 5, 2012 11:41:36 AM

Look up the measurements of the card that you are looking at and check the dimensions of the case so you know that it will fit. I would look at something like a cx500 from corsair as a cheap option to upgrade that psu with.
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July 5, 2012 11:45:08 AM

Better yet, I would go for a hd7850. It is a stronger, smaller and more energy efficient card, but that is just my opinion.
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July 5, 2012 12:15:54 PM

A picture does nothing.. check the measurements.
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July 7, 2012 3:20:25 AM

Thanks guys! I will have to save for few more weeks than I can upgrade it, I think. :D 
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July 11, 2012 12:34:03 PM

Hey, just a quick question. If I were to upgrade into a better processor, what it would be and will it be compatible with my motherboard or do I have to a buy a new one?
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a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2012 2:26:51 PM

If it is sandy bridge you can use yours :) 
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July 12, 2012 1:40:44 PM

So... I can upgrade to a Intel i5-@2500k
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