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Upgrade HP Envy for Gaming

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December 29, 2012 7:32:41 PM

I was given the HP Envy as a gift.

Windows 8 64bit
10GB RAM
1 TB HDD
6 Core FX Series 6120 [Mixed reviews. Most dislike it?]

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03...

I'm trying to turn it into a decent gaming rig. It's a smaller mid-size ATX case with a microATX mobo. So far I've ordered:

Upgraded CPU Cooler(Titan TTC-NK54TZ 80mm):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Upgraded GPU(EVGA SSC 02G-P4-3653-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Upgraded PSU (XFX Core Edition PRO550W) :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Upgraded Case Fan (Vantec Tornado) [Might send back if I find it too loud]:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I just would like to see what you guys suggest doing next, and if you think it'd be worth upgrading the motherboard.

Thanks!

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December 29, 2012 10:41:00 PM

I would say do what you are doing, upgrade graphics, power supply. If you want to upgrade the board, I think I'd find a new case also. Just seems like with PC's, manufacturers tend to put cheaper parts in them. Maybe I'm wrong, but I've seen too many new PC's failing a year or two out. Upgrading power supply is definitely a good idea in my opinion though.
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