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Help needed i want to upgrade my gaming pc

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February 24, 2013 10:28:42 AM

Hello, i currently have an AMD fx 4100 3.6GHz,an nvidia gtx 550ti and only a 500w psu i have £300 to spend on any improvement i could make games run smoother
i have looked at the amd fx 8350 cpu but some reviews say it isnt worth it i dont really want to buy a new motherboard i would prefer to stay will amd if it is possible


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February 24, 2013 11:02:14 AM

What is the brand/model pf your psu?
February 24, 2013 11:50:37 AM

sorry i dont know
i was wrong before the psu is actually is 450w
why does it matter what brand it is
sorry i am newi dont know much about computers
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February 24, 2013 11:58:44 AM

Fx 8350 supports your mobo by bios update.i suggest get fx 6300
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February 24, 2013 12:17:21 PM

For £300 get:
FX 6300 around £100
Radeon 7870 LE from £185
You will need a better PSU unless your one is very high quality so if you need to take that out of the budget go for a 2Gb Radeon 7850 they start around £140
February 24, 2013 12:58:58 PM

what psu would you recommend how powerfull and is there a good make
sorry i am new to computers
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February 24, 2013 1:30:57 PM

Anything bu Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic. Make sure it is 80 plus
February 24, 2013 2:38:05 PM

what power would you recommend
thanks for the help btw
would 650w be enough or would i have to go higher
is the fx 6300 a big improvement on the fx4100 and is it worth it
or should i wait until the new cpus
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February 24, 2013 8:37:19 PM

A good 500W power supply is enough for Radeon 7850 - 7950 This is the cheapest I recommend from Aria http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/500W...
But check Novatek Ebuyer Pixmania Scan dabs etc. for deals
The 6300 is a good upgrade from a 4100 but you could get the GPU 1st and upgrade the CPU if you find it gets to 100% usage and causes lag.
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