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November 22, 2012 11:37:43 PM

Back in August, I built a pc with these specs: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

It's getting close to Christmas and I was wondering how to upgrade this to support larger games, such as Max Payne 3 and maybe Call of Duty? I'm sure it can already but I will have some money to spare and just wanted to make the Pc a little future-proof.

I'm not looking to spend a whole lot but how would I be able to make this build better at a reasonable price? Should I upgrade the ram to 8gb, should I get a ssd, is there another video card that is much better for a good price?

What upgrades would be the most beneficial to future-proof/make the pc run better for say, maybe a couple hundred bucks? The less I spend on this, the more I'll spend on games. (Especially during the winter sale where most of my money will disappear ;)  )

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November 23, 2012 12:50:14 PM

It's not showing your wish list when the link is clicked.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 23, 2012 8:17:11 PM

If you do have some more money to spend i recommend something like this


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card ($146.06 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: FSP Group 500W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.64 @ Newegg)
Total: $689.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 17:19 EST-0500)
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November 23, 2012 8:35:06 PM

camohanna said:
If you do have some more money to spend i recommend something like this


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card ($146.06 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: FSP Group 500W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.64 @ Newegg)
Total: $689.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 17:19 EST-0500)

Like I said in the original post, I already built the PC, I want to know some good upgrades that I can get. (For a reasonable price)
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November 24, 2012 6:00:31 PM

Somewhere around 100-200
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 25, 2012 5:53:22 PM

thekrohneee said:
650 ti vs 560 ti, which one is better? Also, should i upgrade the amount of ram?(Considering I only have 4gb of ram but when i actually use it, i only have about 3)+

560 ti will give better performance but will consume more power and youll be able to get some more ram if you find soem thats cheap enough.
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November 25, 2012 6:31:23 PM

How much ram should I get?
And you're saying that I should get the 560 ti?
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2012 3:24:33 PM

thekrohneee said:
How much ram should I get?
And you're saying that I should get the 560 ti?

yeah the 560 ti itll give better performance for the trade off of using more power
and get the same kit of ram as your wishlist or what you have already
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November 26, 2012 7:11:09 PM

theloveablemoose said:
yeah the 560 ti itll give better performance for the trade off of using more power
and get the same kit of ram as your wishlist or what you have already

4gb of ram is enough? I've seen people saying that they're getting 8gb or 6gb.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 27, 2012 7:16:40 PM

thekrohneee said:
4gb of ram is enough? I've seen people saying that they're getting 8gb or 6gb.

get the same 4gb kit as in the wishlist you'll end up with 8gbs so that'll take care of ram
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