Build or Upgrade PC for Arma2 DayZ

Hi - as the title suggests I want to build a new PC or upgrade my current tower unit to play DayZ on Medium/high settings without lag anywhere.

I have a budget of up to £500 max.

Here is my current spec and I really appreciate your feedback.

Thank you,
Dave

<<< System Summary >>>

> Mainboard : HP 08B8h

> Chipset : Intel E7525

> 2 x Processor : Intel Xeon @ 3400 MHz

> Physical Memory : 8192 MB (4 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )

> Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

> Hard Disk : HITACHI HDS725050KLA360 ATA Device (500GB)

> DVD-Rom Drive : LITE-ON DVD SOHD-16P9S

> Network Card : Broadcom BCM5751 NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCIe

> Operating System : Windows 7 Professional Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)

> DirectX : Version 11.00
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  1. Get at least an AMD 7950 or Nvidia 670/770. If you're looking to save money with very good performance, go the AMD route. You can get an 8-core for $199 or a 6-core for $149.

    If I have time I'll provide you with a system build for your £500 max
  2. hybird9012 said:
    Get at least an AMD 7950 or Nvidia 670/770. If you're looking to save money with very good performance, go the AMD route. You can get an 8-core for $199 or a 6-core for $149.

    If I have time I'll provide you with a system build for your £500 max


    Thanks :) What about my current RAM etc?
  3. cleveden8 said:
    hybird9012 said:
    Get at least an AMD 7950 or Nvidia 670/770. If you're looking to save money with very good performance, go the AMD route. You can get an 8-core for $199 or a 6-core for $149.

    If I have time I'll provide you with a system build for your £500 max


    Thanks :) What about my current RAM etc?



    You'll need new ram and a motherboard as the latest DRAM standard is DDR3, you have DDR2. You can get a $60-$80 cheap motherboard and about $50 for RAM.

    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 ($79) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157364
    Memory: Team Xtreem Dark 8GB ($47) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313080
  4. hybird9012 said:
    cleveden8 said:
    hybird9012 said:
    Get at least an AMD 7950 or Nvidia 670/770. If you're looking to save money with very good performance, go the AMD route. You can get an 8-core for $199 or a 6-core for $149.

    If I have time I'll provide you with a system build for your £500 max


    Thanks :) What about my current RAM etc?



    You'll need new ram and a motherboard as the latest DRAM standard is DDR3, you have DDR2. You can get a $60-$80 cheap motherboard and about $50 for RAM.

    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 ($79) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157364
    Memory: Team Xtreem Dark 8GB ($47) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313080


    Thanks Hybird - looking at your signature.. do you play DayZ with relatively no lag in Arma2 / DayZ?
  5. Mods & Hybird9012 - I started some specs and reposted as its a different question to this post. Please feel free to close.

    New Post here:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1701583/noob-build-arma-dayz-mod-build.html

    Thanks!
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