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Need Help Upgrading My System, most bang for buck

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November 23, 2012 8:12:48 PM

I am a gamer and my computer runs really well however it is struggling with Planet Side 2. I get maybe 30 fps when fighting is at its peak and anything less than 60 for me is unacceptable.

I am out of the loop when it comes to computer hardware so I am seeking advice from you find people on what the bottleneck on my system is and where would my money be best spent.


This is what I have as of now

Processor: AMD X6 1090T http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: Asus Sabertooth 990FX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: Corsair Vengence 8gig (1 x 8gig) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3k 120 SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon 6970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: Seasonic 650 Gold http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks to anyone who takes a look!
May 6, 2013 4:34:45 PM

First of all, don't bump.
Second, I would personally buy a Radeon 7970 for your graphics. That will give you a major boost (50% on paper). Honestly, other than that, I would just overclock your processer. Everything else looks just fine. However, your lag could be due to a slow internet connection.
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May 9, 2013 4:21:04 PM

I'd say Crossfire that 6970, maybe add a solid SSD like the Samsung 840 Pro or OCZ Vector and call it a day.
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May 9, 2013 7:24:48 PM

Looking at the products you have linked I noticed that you linked a single channel RAM "kit". Are you in-fact running a single channel set-up?

A budget would also give us and idea of what may be attainable for your proposed upgrade.
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May 9, 2013 8:23:55 PM

DoomsWord89 said:
Looking at the products you have linked I noticed that you linked a single channel RAM "kit". Are you in-fact running a single channel set-up?

A budget would also give us and idea of what may be attainable for your proposed upgrade.


990FX is a dual channel system. I don't know why you'd purchase 1 stick of RAM for it.
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May 9, 2013 8:42:20 PM

g-unit1111 said:
DoomsWord89 said:
Looking at the products you have linked I noticed that you linked a single channel RAM "kit". Are you in-fact running a single channel set-up?

A budget would also give us and idea of what may be attainable for your proposed upgrade.


990FX is a dual channel system. I don't know why you'd purchase 1 stick of RAM for it.



Indeed, but that's what he has linked and may very well be his issue if true.
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