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 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? 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. Related resources Things to do before you tear down/start your upgrade/new build. - Forum New Pc or upgrade some things? - Forum any problems/things I should change in my new system - Forum Intel i5-4670k New System Upgrade - Forum Upgrade or buy a new system? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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. 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedshould i buy a new pc or upgrade my old system? urgent help needed? Forum SolvedGPU Upgrade or new system? Forum SolvedNew system upgrade Forum SolvedUpgrade to 750ti or Time for a New System Forum SolvedNew system or try to upgrade old system? Forum SolvedNew system upgrade or upgrade current system?? Forum SolvedUpgrade or Get a totally new system??? Forum SolvedVideo card upgrade old system i7 first generation ok or shell out tons of $ build new system. Forum SolvedHow to use a free upgrade on a new system Forum Solvedim building a cheap desktop and i want certian things good out the gate an upgrade others later.: MOBO >ASRock Z87 PRO3 LGA 11 Forum SolvedCan I upgrade this or should I build a new system from scratch? Forum SolvedNew GPU ordered for my System, is it going to be a decent upgrade? Forum SolvedNot sure whether to upgrade or buy new system Forum SolvedLooking For A New Case, Cooling System, and upgrade my ram, Forum SolvedNetwork issues, random full system lockups and random applications crashing while doing system-intensive things. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !