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Wanting to upgrade without rebuilding.

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March 25, 2013 2:51:55 PM

I have recently gotten back into PC gaming. Little did I know it moved as fast as it has since I built my new computer (~4 yrs ago). Want to upgrade and keep what I can of current build. I am also out of date on current tech, suggestions etc appreciated.

Starting at the top: (Current)
Cooler Master 400w PSU
ECS BLACK SERIES GF8200A
AMD Athalon 7750 Dual-Core 2.7Ghz
4 GB DDR-2 1066
ATI 4670 1GB DDR3

Looking to Upgrade the CPU, add another 4GB mem, and it appears my Video card is junk so something with it, unless upgrading other components will help that.

Possible upgrades:
Processor
Mem == Usual.
Video Card == ????????

and Thanks in advance.
March 25, 2013 3:11:10 PM

Do you have a budget in mind for your upgrades?
March 25, 2013 3:35:13 PM

Possibly ~300, not set in stone but my aim is around that.

Oh... and games Black Ops 2, Farcry 3, Planetside 2, I can play them all now but it's not very smooth gameplay.
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March 25, 2013 4:35:57 PM

Your board supports AM£ CPUs up to 95W so an Athlon II x4 as fast as you can get would be good and either A radeon 7750 or 7770 would go well with it.. I wouldn't bother with RAM as 4Gb is fine for gaming and DDR2 is expensive.
March 25, 2013 4:58:54 PM

simon12 said:
Your board supports AM£ CPUs up to 95W so an Athlon II x4 as fast as you can get would be good and either A radeon 7750 or 7770 would go well with it.. I wouldn't bother with RAM as 4Gb is fine for gaming and DDR2 is expensive.


My board only supports PCI Express 2.0 arent all the 7000 series 3.0 only?
How would a 6000 compare?
March 25, 2013 5:52:49 PM

PCIE 3 cards work fine in PCIE 2 slots (and PCIE 1).
March 26, 2013 3:39:20 AM

The 960T is not on the supported CPU list for the board but the 7790 is a good idea.
March 26, 2013 4:43:41 AM

Fivestone said:
simon12 said:
Your board supports AM£ CPUs up to 95W so an Athlon II x4 as fast as you can get would be good and either A radeon 7750 or 7770 would go well with it.. I wouldn't bother with RAM as 4Gb is fine for gaming and DDR2 is expensive.


My board only supports PCI Express 2.0 arent all the 7000 series 3.0 only?
How would a 6000 compare?


PCI Express 3.0 cards are all compatible with 2.0. and vice versa. all but the highest cards arent even using the full capacity of 2.0 yet.
March 26, 2013 6:18:41 AM

Sorry I missed the 960T support.
March 26, 2013 6:18:42 AM

Sorry I missed the 960T support.
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