I have a custom built PC which I would like to upgrade to some really good components in order to play games such as Crysis 3 without any FPS lag.
I'm playing the Crysis 3 BETA at the moment, and it's running fine on high settings, 40-50 FPS, but as soon as I crank up the AA and the other settings to very high, I get around 25 FPS, which isn't too good.
I don't want to build a completely new PC, so I'm hoping to just upgrade the components.
Firstly, my PC specs:
Intel Core i5 3570 3.4Ghz ~ 3.8Ghz Turbo Boost
MSI GTX 460 Hawk 1GB
Corsair XMS3 1333Mhz 4GB RAM
Gigabyte GA H61M S2PV Motherboard
300GB 5400RPM HD
Generic 500W power supply
I have a case which cools everything perfectly, so I don't need to upgrade this.
Here are some of the specs I have in mind.
I don't currently have the funds to buy the components at the moment, but I'm trying to make a budget goal so I can build an ultimate gaming rig.
Here are some of the specs I had in mind - if you can find any better specs for around the same price, please post the component!
Intel i7 3770k 3.4Ghz - will be overclocked
MSI GTX 680 2GB
8-16GB RAM - if anyone could recommend some cheap, reliable, fast RAM, that would be awesome.
If there are any other specs you think I should upgrade, please tell me
Just upgrade your GPU & memory the CPU is just fine for any game right now
GPU & 8GB (Corsair Vengeance Gold 8GB) or something
along with possibly a new PSU if you decide on a 680.
also add a SSD into that you'll not regret it. just do NOT upgrade your CPU it would be a pointless upgrade gaming wise.
My phenom II x4 965 @ 3.8ghz & 7850 Runs Crysis 3 60fps+ with high settings no vsync.
Thanks for the reply man, I'll go for a 680, new PSU and memory - possibly a new motherboard as well as I don't think the board supports 1333Mhz+
Possibly an SSD if I can afford it when the time comes.
but first I would upgrade the GPU and possibly PSU at the same time depending what the specs are like on it. if you could take a picture of the label or post us what amps are on the 12V rail you may just get away with it both AMD & nvidias 7000/600 are very power efficient