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January 2, 2013 8:44:04 AM

hello would like to upgrade my pc.got windows 7,ssd drive.
mobo is an m2n68-am plus Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor, 3000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
gfx card is a radeon hd 5700 PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
budget is around £200-250.
what do u think i should upgrade first? would like a nice gfx card but im not sure if the board is worth saving either.

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January 2, 2013 11:23:27 AM

The 945 overclocked is a good cpu; I would just upgrade the video card; keep the board if you don't need more ram; list your favorite games for more advice.
January 2, 2013 11:40:16 AM

mostly bf3,world of tanks too,some other fps shooters.i had a look at some cards but i wasnt sure if the board would be compatible with say a radeon 7750 series or higher.
running at 1920 x1080 on a philips 241E.
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January 2, 2013 11:41:53 AM

Well you can get a HD7950 with for a bit over £200 so I'd start there.
January 2, 2013 11:55:09 AM

I'd consider at least the 7850 GPU and a decent PSU (if you don't already have a good one). Antec/Corsair/Seasonic/PCP&C are all good brands to consider when buying a quality PSU. You would need at least 450w for the 7850 GPU and probably should look for at least 500w.
January 2, 2013 1:24:32 PM

lunyone said:
I'd consider at least the 7850 GPU and a decent PSU (if you don't already have a good one). Antec/Corsair/Seasonic/PCP&C are all good brands to consider when buying a quality PSU. You would need at least 450w for the 7850 GPU and probably should look for at least 500w.


got a 550 psu,nothing great just a generic £25 cheap job to replace a broken part.
i was looking at a radeon hd 7850 but how does that work with PCIe 3.0 (x16) is it bckward compatble?
January 2, 2013 1:26:57 PM

Yes, PCIE is backward compatible.
January 2, 2013 3:00:28 PM

im thinking XFX 7850 Black Edition DD AMD/ATI Graphics Card - 2GB,sems a nice card,any thoughts?
January 2, 2013 3:06:12 PM

I agree it should be nice.
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