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August 10, 2012 6:36:19 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Not decided if buying yet.

Budget Range: £550 max including Vat, it is also possible for me to get it without.£550 excluding Vat.

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming and surfing.

Are you buying a monitor: No, I currently use a 32" HDTV for my monitor.Does this have any setbacks or extra costs?

Do you need to buy OS:No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: England, west Yorkshire

Parts Preferences: Cheap but good.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: I dont know, I use a HDTV without HDMI cables.

Additional Comments:Quiet fans.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current Pc is 5 years old, it just can't cope with games anymore even Minecraft.

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August 10, 2012 7:25:05 PM

I forgot to ask what I wanted hehe

Is all the parts listed compatible and is there anything better I could get, if possible don't change it too much.
August 10, 2012 7:42:46 PM

Step 1) Replace the 560ti with this XFX 7850. It performs close to a 570 and is a little cheaper.
Step 2) Find out the details on your TV - what's the max resolution (720p, 1080p, etc)? What is its refresh rate (30Hz, 60Hz, etc)?
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August 10, 2012 8:35:33 PM

My TV is an ALBA 32".
Max resolution is 1366x786
Refresh rate is 50Hz.
I will change the card now.
Thanks :) 
August 10, 2012 8:45:50 PM

That resolution is pretty low, so I feel like the 7850 would almost be wasted on it - you may want to look into getting a new monitor instead.

Alternatively, you could lower the video card to something like a 6870 and spend the extra money on a better motherboard/CPU (ie, get an i5).
August 10, 2012 9:00:19 PM

Which one would give me better frames?
Also which one would be more expensive?
August 10, 2012 10:14:40 PM

What CPU would anyone recommend to me, is the one I have powerful enough to support games like ARMA 2 or Civ 5?
August 11, 2012 7:26:09 PM

The monitor you picked looks reliable enough - LG's not a bad brand. Also, the 965 definitely will limit your performance in those two games, but it shouldn't be too bad (especially if you overclock it). It's not like they'll become unplayable - it'll just run slower than an i5.
August 13, 2012 3:29:59 PM

How about this from

ARIANET StealthX Black Midi Tower Gaming Case #47034
Corsair Vengeance Low Profile Blue 8GB (2x4GB) #45510
GIGABYTE GA-H61MA-D3V GEN3 Intel H61 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard #48248
550W OCZ ZS Series 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply #45457
Intel Core i3-2120 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail #43840
XFX Core Edition Radeon HD 7850 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card #50787
LG GH22NS70 22x DVD±RW with DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black #46140
22" Samsung SyncMaster S22B300HS Widescreen LED Monitor - Black

Total cost: £548.14

Do be aware that i am using some deals which may or may not have gone by the time you buy. Do you have hard drive?

ARma 2
civ 5: