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November 23, 2012 9:05:48 PM

I am looking to freshen up my computer, I would love for it to run the latest games on high settings. Currently I can only get 30-40 fps out of Planet side 2 on low settings when there are lots of people on screen.

This is what I have as of now

Primary Use: Gaming
Budget: 500-800 Dollars
Preference: I would prefer not to have to buy another MOBO
No Overclocking Experience
1920x1080 Resolution



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, I am so out of the loop when it comes to the new hardware trends

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November 23, 2012 9:14:46 PM

Wow, you've given like zero information how am i supposed to help you.please fill out those questions, otherwise it's gonna take too long asking you those question one by one. Post answers here. After you do that we will be able to help you faster, without having to be guessing in the dark. Thanks
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/353572-13-build-upg...
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November 23, 2012 9:15:06 PM

Planetside 2 is still poorly optimized. It dislikes AMD CPU's and GPU's.
The only thing wrong with your build is one stick of 8GB. 2 sticks of 4GB is usually better. Not a big deal, though. Try updating Windows, PS2, and your GPU drivers to get the bets performance.
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November 23, 2012 9:27:08 PM

obsama1 said:
Planetside 2 is still poorly optimized. It dislikes AMD CPU's and GPU's.
The only thing wrong with your build is one stick of 8GB. 2 sticks of 4GB is usually better. Not a big deal, though. Try updating Windows, PS2, and your GPU drivers to get the bets performance.


I hear PS2 is still going through optimization, still even when I play my game of choice BF3 I find myself forced to use a mix of medium/high settings to ensure I dont dip below 60FPS in demanding situations. I previously had RAM issues that prevented me from using 2 sticks of ram, but I believe I cleared that up when I updated my MOBO's bios, I probably will pick up another 8 gig stick soon.



updated original post with more info
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November 23, 2012 9:45:21 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.59 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($25.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $641.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 18:45 EST-0500)
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November 23, 2012 11:04:23 PM

butremor said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.59 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($25.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $641.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 18:45 EST-0500)


thank you for taking a look butremor, but I think you may have misunderstood the intent of my original post. I do not have a 5-800 dollar budget to build a new computer, but supplement my current system with new parts.

The parts in my first post are what I have now, but I really am not sure what part of my system is the bottleneck and needs to be upgraded
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November 24, 2012 12:19:00 AM

Probably the CPU. The x6 is clocked pretty low. Get a Hyper 212 EVO and overclock it 3.4GHz.
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November 24, 2012 12:41:45 AM

i actually have that heatsink already. However I am pretty intimidated by the thought of over clocking. I might have to look into it
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November 24, 2012 1:58:56 AM

Don't be.
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