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Skyrim upgrade recommendation.

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Which to upgrade??

Total: 7 votes (1 blank vote)

  • Core 2 Quad
  • 0 %
  • HD 7750
  • 50 %
  • Other? Specify below.
  • 50 %
October 18, 2012 4:29:15 AM

Hellow.
I have a computer that I wish to upgrade then slide it to the kids. They will be playing Most Wanted and Skyrim. It's a Core 2 Duo E7500 @2.93GHZ. 4GB of DDR3 RAM 1600MHZ. A Radeon HD5450. Should I upgrade to a Core 2 Quad or to a HD 7750?? Don't worry I will be purchasing a new PC. Ive put this 130$ just for this upgrade. And yes.. The PSU is a standard dell PSU. Its MAX output (Calculation not what advertised) is 240w. It has no PCIe connectors thats why I am opting for the 7750. Thanks!
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October 18, 2012 5:30:55 AM

Neither....

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October 18, 2012 5:40:36 AM

Same with amuffin, I'd wait. If your building a new pc just wait otherwise its a waste of money. Not to mention I wouldn't put a 7750 in a 240w generic psu. (though dell psus are usually pretty ok and the 7750 + E7500 are relatively low power I would still err on the side of caution)
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October 18, 2012 11:23:59 AM

amuffin said:
Neither....

See this is my current build up there. I will be upgrading something in it and then give it to my kids so they can play Skyrim in it. What should I choose? I am already buying a new PC which is i7 3770k and a 7970. That build will be for gaming and video editing. So which do you choose? A Core2Quad or a 7750?? If nothing I would still give them this build but with no upgrades. What do you say? Same with you mouse24. And the PSU has 305w written on it.
October 18, 2012 11:31:05 AM

7750 is the better choice I'm not even sure that Skyrim would perform better on a C2Q than a C2D...
a c 86 U Graphics card
October 18, 2012 11:55:41 AM

7750 no doubt, the c2d E7500 is still pretty decent for games, the 5450 never was anything more than a htpc/office card and not really suitable for gaming
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November 14, 2012 4:57:57 PM

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