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January 25, 2013 9:38:52 AM

Good day to all pros here..

I'm planning to upgrade our PC slightly..
Our current home Pc is running on

Procie: Intel E5200 2.5Ghz
Board: Intel DG31PR
Ram: 3Gb @667 mhz
V.Card: Palit Nvidia GF210 1Gb(w/c i regretted on buying last day 'coz it cant run games decently)

My question is, what component could i buy to optimize my Gaming experience w/o the bottleneck issue. esp the v.card and a new hard disk

BTW: Our PSU is Rated 500W, it is only a generic one..

I hope you could help me with my dilemma.. i only got limited budget.. :) 

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January 25, 2013 9:41:18 AM

Please tell your budget and max screen resolution.
January 25, 2013 9:45:19 AM

Sir i'm good with a standard resolution, its just a Family pc.. my budget is 150Usd..
i just want to play Bf3 w/o lag.. :) 
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January 25, 2013 9:47:52 AM

150usd.. hmm maybie a 7850 if you can spend 20-30 more that cpu will be a problem though if your planning on multiplayer
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January 25, 2013 9:49:19 AM

Get hd 7750 1gb at $94 and also get 1gb ram more as 4gb ram is must.hd 7750 will work with your psu.
January 25, 2013 9:56:54 AM

Sir, i'm only going to play those games offline..so multiplayer is not a problem. how about a hard disk? :) 
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January 25, 2013 10:00:10 AM

This would be perfect: 1)hd 7750 1gb 2)wd cavier blue 500gb 3)1 gb ram.
January 25, 2013 10:02:52 AM

I could buy the ram later, coz the 2Gb is also newly bought. i posted here also b'coz my HDD is failing.. with the squeaking sound..lol..and opening the cpu is very hard now :) 
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January 25, 2013 10:04:24 AM

Offline then is fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Yea try to get a anthor 1gb if not you should be ok if theres nothing running in the background

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


The 7770 is 99 with rebate

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

500gb for 59
In total it will be $159. you can get the ram later on

Just make sure you have no background tasks when running bf3
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January 25, 2013 10:10:21 AM

For hd 7770 you have to upgrade that psu.
January 25, 2013 10:17:50 AM

awwwww... the HD 7770 got no vga port?? i had to buy a hdmi cable.. w/c is better the seagate or wd??
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January 25, 2013 10:23:20 AM

Both seagate and wd are better.get which is at less price
January 25, 2013 10:26:30 AM

sir, i'm from the philippines.. yet the local prices of the one you suggested is almost the same. i think i'll go for the seagate and the 7770. :) 
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January 25, 2013 10:27:13 AM

Can you tell us +12v ratings on sticker of your psu.
January 25, 2013 10:33:33 AM

i'm not sure about the rating, but i thinks its +12v? i will post tomorow coz i'm not at home now. if not, what psu should i get then??
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January 25, 2013 10:38:23 AM

For hd 7770 you should get corsair cx 430w at $40-45
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January 25, 2013 10:49:27 AM

7770 needs 33A on the 12v rail and from what i can see that power supply does 45A so it should be fine.
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January 25, 2013 10:51:09 AM

Psu is not good.only get psu from corsair,antec and seasonic.
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January 25, 2013 10:51:35 AM

Psu is not good.only get psu from corsair,antec and seasonic.
January 25, 2013 10:55:25 AM

can you post a screenshot on what to look for the sticker on the psu so i could also check our PSU at home??
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January 25, 2013 11:00:58 AM

Just +12v ratings like +12 - 30a or +12 - 25a.
January 25, 2013 11:09:36 AM

those psu are pretty expensive..lol...XD
January 25, 2013 11:31:07 AM

is this PSU fit for the job??

Seasonic 520w M12II-520 80PLUS Bronze
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January 25, 2013 12:54:27 PM

Yeah that will work. With the better PSU you can also consider overclocking your CPU a bit. This will probably help you a bit when launching BF3 ;) 
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January 25, 2013 4:10:25 PM

Sorry to be negative but I don't think you'll be able to play BF3 without lag on a 7770. Granted it will be a definite improvement over current gpu but don't get your expectations too high. Sorry.
January 26, 2013 4:45:48 AM

Kkkk1 said:
Sorry to be negative but I don't think you'll be able to play BF3 without lag on a 7770. Granted it will be a definite improvement over current gpu but don't get your expectations too high. Sorry.



but why sir??
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January 26, 2013 5:20:46 AM

^ because hd 7770 will bottleneck with your cpu and battlefield is cpu intensive game.
January 26, 2013 5:43:09 AM

awwww. so shud i also invest on a intel Q8300?????
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January 26, 2013 6:02:45 AM

No because that cpu is old and costly even some dual core like i3 will beat that quad core cpu.
January 26, 2013 6:08:03 AM

awwww. what should i do, i dont want to buy a new board.. :( 
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January 26, 2013 6:13:43 AM

I would say go with hd 7770 it would be good just will bottleneck in cpu intensive games or if low powered gpu then get hd 7750.
January 26, 2013 6:20:54 AM

is there any new procie for the dg31pr that would make my gaming better?
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January 26, 2013 6:24:53 AM

Yes overclocking the cpu will increase fps.you can take that cpu to 2.8ghz easily.
January 26, 2013 6:29:44 AM

ASHISH65 said:
Yes overclocking the cpu will increase fps.you can take that cpu to 2.8ghz easily.



wow, i take that as a personal challenge.. hehehe.. i dont want(fear) to do that with our e5200.. BTW should i use a coller master fan when i overclocked it? or the HSF that comes with it will be ok?? :) 
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January 26, 2013 6:34:32 AM

You need cm cooler.you can just post a thread in overclocking section and there will you get help.i would suggest you to get first gpu and play games and if you feel that you need overclock then only buy cm cooler.
January 26, 2013 6:35:32 AM

BTW sir, i saw the rating on our PSU it has a +12 with 33A rating
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January 26, 2013 6:37:25 AM

It is fine for hd 7770.
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January 26, 2013 6:47:06 AM

With cm cooler you might pust clock to 3.2ghz!
January 26, 2013 6:47:24 AM

the problem is i dont check it earlier if it has the 6pin thing..
January 26, 2013 6:52:42 AM

sir, please post a link on w/c fan to look for.. :) 
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