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February 10, 2013 9:57:40 AM

I want to play games and I changed my 8800 gtx for an 650 gtx.
I thought that I wasn`t need to change motherboard and CPU but im having a lot of problems playing at 1080p

At the moment i have:
Motherboard: ASUS M2N-E
Video Card: Gigabyte GTX 650 OC 2Gb
Processor: AMD Phenom X4 Processor 9500
SSD: 119GB SanDisk
Ram:4 GB DDR2 334MHz
Power Supply: Tecnimax ATX 600W

What to upgrade in my computer at a reasonable price?

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February 10, 2013 10:53:10 AM

here is what i think you should upgrade

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CBhI
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CBhI/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CBhI/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($92.38 @ Compuvest)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($13.99 @ Newegg) for some light~medium overclocking
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $236.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 07:52 EST-0500)
February 10, 2013 11:36:01 AM

gussrtk said:
here is what i think you should upgrade

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CBhI
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CBhI/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CBhI/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($92.38 @ Compuvest)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($13.99 @ Newegg) for some light~medium overclocking
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $236.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 07:52 EST-0500)


For games AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black it`s better than Intel Core i3-3220?
I dont know how many cores uses the games i`m actualy playing (SWTOR and Dota 2)
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February 10, 2013 1:59:29 PM

no it aint, but you asked for a budget upgrade, and that is the cheapest and most affordable way to go. unless you wonna list a budget then we can see how far you will go?
February 10, 2013 2:16:24 PM

Phenom ii X 4 965 3.4ghz on newegg is 84.99 (with promo code EMCYTZT2907), if you do decide to go with gussrtk's advice, save a couple extra dollars.
February 10, 2013 2:21:46 PM

dude......get a recent video card driver.....you don't have to change yet. Go to www.geforce.com.
February 10, 2013 2:26:04 PM

also get better RAM.....you are using DDR2-664.....while in fact you should be DDR2-800 or DDR2-1066
February 10, 2013 3:25:52 PM

darkmendez said:
dude......get a recent video card driver.....you don't have to change yet. Go to www.geforce.com.


i can't my 8800 it's broken
February 10, 2013 3:31:11 PM

gussrtk said:
no it aint, but you asked for a budget upgrade, and that is the cheapest and most affordable way to go. unless you wonna list a budget then we can see how far you will go?


If the preformance increase substantially for a little more money, it's ok
February 10, 2013 4:04:25 PM

If u wish then look into an i5-3450 (no overclocking possible) a simple mobo 70~90bucks and %skill ram will come to around 300~350 for the upgrade. I5 will do much better. But you can take the amd and jus oc it, get good performance and a lot better value for your money, I really am looking as to just keep this build going and not wasting money.
February 10, 2013 4:31:50 PM

gussrtk said:
If u wish then look into an i5-3450 (no overclocking possible) a simple mobo 70~90bucks and %skill ram will come to around 300~350 for the upgrade. I5 will do much better. But you can take the amd and jus oc it, get good performance and a lot better value for your money, I really am looking as to just keep this build going and not wasting money.


ASRock B75M-GL?
February 10, 2013 6:49:10 PM

i think this will be good.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77pro3


and now you see where it comes to... if you have microcenter beside you. i think they have 3570k i5 CPU on special for 189$ which is like same price as 3450... if you can do that.. it would be even better. sorry i just saw it
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