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Looking to upgrade for gaming

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December 3, 2012 1:02:27 AM

Hello,

I am currently looking to upgrade my pc for gaming and I need help knowing what should I upgrade next with a £350 budget.

Current specs:
i5 760 CPU
H55M Pro mobo
MSI 7950 Twin Frozr 3GB
8GB DDR3 Corsair Vengence RAM
Corsair TX750V2 PSU

Thanks.

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December 3, 2012 2:02:47 AM

Your pc looks pretty solid.. especially for gaming. So why do you want to upgrade again?

Theirs really not much I can suggest to you that will net you any significant gain.. unless you want to take the crossfire route and grab another 7950. But I would advise against doing any kind of crossfire since micro stuttering can be a real pain. That is assuming your mobo could do a crossfire setup, I haven't checked into it since your current setup seems good enough to run most games at 1080 res.
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December 3, 2012 3:32:31 AM

Don't waste your money on a 2nd HD 7950 with that board. The 2nd PCIe x16 slot is only x4 electrically. It will be a bandwidth bottle neck. Stay with one card.

Short of installing an i7 processor, you are about at max for gaming. Unless you are gaming on 3 hi-rez monitors, I don't see any need to get an HD 7970. The difference wouldn't be noticeable on a single 1920x1080 display.
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December 3, 2012 3:52:07 AM

Yes your system is very good now... if you feel slow ... you better clean up some program... add a SSD is the only I can suggest ... if you don't have one yet.
December 3, 2012 12:35:16 PM

Thanks for the replys, the reason I was looking to upgrade is because the game I mostly play is WoW but with max settings im getting around 17-30 fps idle but when it comes to combat im dropping to 10-20. Even on mid settings I play with around 30 fps, is this normal?
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December 3, 2012 3:42:53 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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December 3, 2012 4:27:48 PM

Nidalappp said:
...WoW but with max settings im getting around 17-30 fps idle but when it comes to combat im dropping to 10-20. Even on mid settings I play with around 30 fps, is this normal?

If that's the case, you have other issues than the processor and/or graphics card. It sounds like you may have something slowing down your system. How much system memory do you have? What resolution is your display?

Install, use, and keep updated a good virus and malware program. I like Microsoft Securities Essentials for virus and Malwarebytes for malware.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/security-ess...
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Do a good cleaning of your system's software by running CCleaner (do the Clean and Registry sections both). That will clean up junk files, resource wasting garbage, and registry errors.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

You may want to uninstall the existing gfx driver and then run Driver Sweeper from safe mode. Have it remove any old AMD/ATI and Nvidia graphic driver remnants it finds in the registry. Re-boot and install the latest driver for your card and O/S.
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4266-driver-sweeper.h...
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