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Upgrade or new system Myst of Pandaria

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July 26, 2012 12:54:40 AM

Hello,
I am looking into possible upgrades that would make a difference or just going to save to buy a whole new computer.Currently I am using an older dell inspiron 530.

Intell e4400 @ 2.0ghz
3gb ram
Ati 5670 1gb
300w factory psu

I was contemplating on upgrading to:
e8500: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and either an amd or nivida similar to this price range:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Problem is I am running an g3302 mobo that does not support quad core. Also am running windows 32 bit so im stuck at 3gb of ram.

The system requirments are:4GB RAM, up from 2GB.
64bit Windows 7, up from 64bit Windows Vista/7.
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2, up from the Intel Pentium D.
Nvidia 8800GT, up from the 8600.
AMD 4830 512MB, up from the 2600.


I would like to be able to run this game clean with the smallest amount of money, right now I can run on high with 40-60 fps. From the looks of it, I can probably get away with my cpu but barely. I was wondering if a better gpu than the 5670 would be bottlenecked my the cpu, if so, will a better dual core with at least 2.5 - 3ghz make a noticable difference over my e4400 @ 2ghz.. Please help...

Remember least amount of money to sustain my current performance in this game. Hopefully just gpu and psu alone. And I dont think the 6670 would be much of an improvement, thats my only other choice with my current psu.
July 26, 2012 1:14:01 AM

FOR FPS in wow, i take in account your VGA card, and some processor, i found that if you upgrade your processer you might be able to squeeze out some extra FPS
July 26, 2012 1:15:33 AM

you can also upgrade to the 64 bit version and upgrade the ram while your at it
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July 26, 2012 1:19:29 AM

Im just worried if I upgrade from a 5670 to a 7770 ( or equivalent) It will be bottlenecked by my cpu. If I buy that refurbished computer from newegg and add my 5670 to it, I think the major upgrade is cpu power and ram should be enough to run wow close to max.....I just need opinions, im kinda new at this.
July 26, 2012 1:21:39 AM

Phenom II x2 are your Dual cores, Phenom II x4 are your quads, 985BE is your Sandy Bridge i5 2500k equivalent.
July 26, 2012 1:23:20 AM

I had a 5770 and i was able to get 50-60ish fps on high. but i was using a Phenom II x4 965be , then i downgraded to a Quad 9600 and got like *** all for fps, using the same VGA card
July 26, 2012 2:47:44 AM

You had a phenom quad, the black edition and a 5770 which is a way better set up than mine, how come your fps was not that much higher than mine. And im surprised that downgrading to the quad 9600 made that big of a difference in wow. Anything above a duo core should not be breaking a sweat with that game.


Still dont know if I should get a new Gpu or just look for a good deal on a good refurbished system.
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