New system, things to upgrade Tags: Prebuilt Systems Last response: August 2, 2012 5:02 PM in Systems Share zfate August 1, 2012 10:25:14 PM I recently bought a system from a guy I knew. I'm looking for others wiser than myself to point out what I should check or upgrade possibly. I know another 4gigs of Ram so far, what else? Pross: Intel Core i5 760 2.8G 8M LGA1156 Box 95W Mobo: ASUS P7P55D-E LX RAM: 4GB 1600mhz Corsair, CL7 HDD: Samsung 500GB SATAII PSU: SeaSonic S12II series 520W 85+ (Bronze) VGA: Club3D GTS450 2GB TT Swing Case Thanks More about : system things upgrade | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Proximon August 1, 2012 10:42:24 PM What is it you are using the PC to do? What monitor resolution? I take it you are in the UK? | Report abuse tsnor August 1, 2012 11:41:17 PM Assuming a gaming use (which is never a realty safe assumption) your PC looks good. CPU-OK, as you can see in this ref it's near the top http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o... Memory-OK (4GB fine for games, you could add another 4 cheap, but its not needed) Verify you have a 64 bit OS before adding memory. Power Supply - excellent Video == OK to good, but is your weak link for gaming. GTS450 Here is a ref: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car... your video is currently equal to the $115 cards -- to improve your system you'd need to get a GTX 560 or an HD 6870 or stronger. | Report abuse zfate August 2, 2012 8:31:13 AM The idea would be casual gaming, the wife and work not permitting more time. Resolution currently is 1280*1080, monitor is a replacement for my broken zalman currently. I'm situated in northern Europe currently, with little travel to the states now a days. So Amazon or local enthusiast forums is where i'd get parts. Is there motherboard okey? I've heard reviews go both ways, given that it's an older model is there cause to be concerned? Thanks for the replies, it's appreciated. | Report abuse Proximon August 2, 2012 5:02:04 PM We would consider the GTS 450 to be a decent low end gaming card. Spend as much as you want there to improve gaming, just use this reference: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car... An SSD would be nice as a general upgrade, especially if you install the OS fresh on it. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/buy-ssd-recommendat... | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>New system, things to upgrade> Related ressources: Forumany problems/ things I should change in my new system Forum<- noob that wants to upgrade some things ForumI need help upgradeing alot of things . ForumThings to upgrade on my gaming pc? ForumThings to upgrade ForumNew Gaming Rig. Things I am worried about. First Timer ForumThings I should consider with my first homebuilt system ? ForumBuild frustration. Expensive things come in small packages. ForumNew build for multiple things ForumNeed help upgrading my motherboard with the right things ForumNew $1500 Gaming PC need a few opinions to help me finish things up ForumI need some advice on graphics and a few other things ( NEW BUILD) ForumUpgrade to 965BE, SSD or new system ForumI7 3770K - Choosing a motherboard (and a few other things ) ForumFeedback on new build. ForumNew PC build, not getting any monitor signal Forum[Solved] New build / Upgrade ~$500 ForumNew Build can't install windows Forum[Solved] Laptop Upgrade ForumWhat to upgrade? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !