Hey guys, prebuilt noobie here wanting to upgrade my gaming system. Problem is, I'm not really sure what to upgrade . My systems been running a bit badly on some newer games (Guild Wars 2 and Planetside 2 as an example) and I was wondering if it was possible for me too upgrade my system to run these games and games to come on max settings (or atleast high, since I do play on a 1920 by 1800 monitor).
CPU: i7 930 @ 2.80 GHz (8 CPU's), 2.8 GHz
RAM: 9GB (not sure what type, think it's tri-channel though, like I said, noobie here )
Motherboard: Not sure where to find this, if someone could tell me, that would be appreciated (if this is needed)
GPU: Dual Radeon 5670's
HDD: 7200's RPM (sorry again if not enough info)
I believe my main problem is my GPU, I knew the 5670's weren't the best, but my budget was kind of limited back then. Also, I do not play on dual monitors so Crossfire has been kind of useless. If you need any more info about my system (might have left some information out), please just ask.
tl: dr: what components must I upgrade to run current games (and games to come) on max? And if so, any recommendations?
(also, sorry if my sentences are choppy, english is not my first language, hard to learn )
If you want to open the side of your case, there should be a label on the side of the box looking thing with all of the wires next to it. The most important thing is the 12V amperage and the max watts. Also, if the label specifies the max 12V output, that would be awesome, but that's not always there.
Sorry for the slow reply Deemo13, ended up having to fiddle about a bit more with some things.
Turns out this power supplier will run both cards (good thing I chose the better power supply), but just a question, how long long will the 7950 outlast the 7870? I will probably buy the 7950 anyways, just wondering if its use will outlast the 7870 (bar any mech. failures and stuff).