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Trying to upgrade my 3-year old rig for gaming

I am looking to upgrade my 3-year old rig for gaming. From what I've researched, it seems that my video card is the limiting factor in my performance (My processor is overclocked to 3.6 GHz and my power supply is quite good). The main game I'm hoping to improve is Skyrim (hoping for 50-60 fps at very high settings). Let me know what your opinion is on what video card to buy, or if there are other parts I need to upgrade.

Current Specs:

Processor
AMD Phenom II X4 955(3.2GHz)
64 bit Quad-Core Processor
4 x 512KB L2 Cache
L3 Cache Per CPU
6MB
CPU Socket Type
AM3

Memory
12GB DDR3 1333
DIMM 240-pin

Hard Drive
500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD

Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB PCI Express Video Card
PCI Express 2.0 x16

Power Supply
700W

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Motherboard Chipset
AMD 770
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  1. Only upgrade really necessary that I see is your GPU. How much are you willing to spend?
  2. HeyyScott said:
    Only upgrade really necessary that I see is your GPU. How much are you willing to spend?


    Under $100 preferably.
  3. bobjones1010 said:
    HeyyScott said:
    Only upgrade really necessary that I see is your GPU. How much are you willing to spend?


    Under $100 preferably.


    Whut.
  4. Funny.

    Can you just make some suggestions regardless of price? I don't know what my price range is atm. I mainly want to see what is available that is compatible with my rig.
  5. Best answer
    Your specs are pretty good actually. How about the GTX 760? About $260.
  6. HeyyScott said:
    Your specs are pretty good actually. How about the GTX 760? About $260.


    How about this?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax78502gbd5dh
  7. Yeah, that's good.
  8. bobjones1010 said:


    I'm not sure about Skyrim but that will run med ( maybe high) at 30-40 fps.
  9. HeyyScott said:
    bobjones1010 said:


    I'm not sure about Skyrim but that will run med ( maybe high) at 30-40 fps.


    Ok, thanks for your help!
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