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So with Xmas comming i was thinking of upgrading my computers hardware but wasnt sure if that would be a waste. Should i just build a new Rig or just upgrade parts?
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post #2 of 21
Depends.. What games do u play? what do u do with the pc?
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WoW d3 counter strike COD LoL skyrim dead island
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post #4 of 21
Id grab another 4 gigs of ram of ram. Or just buy this 8gb kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428


Do you have a budget? Are you happy with the performance of your games?
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post #5 of 21
I would get 4 more gigs of ram and another video card like a 6950 2gb, 6970 or 570 depending what's the wattage of your PSU?
Those parts won't be a waste because you could reuse them if you upgrade the other parts later.
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post #6 of 21
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CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 is my PSU... 750 watts
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by mush332 View Post

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 is my PSU... 750 watts

That should take any single card out there so upgrading the video card is not a problem.
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Sodalink View Post

That should take any single card out there so upgrading the video card is not a problem.

mate he could take 2 6970's in Crossfire and even 570's in SLI.
post #9 of 21
I would just get a MSI twin frozr II 6950 and 4GB G.Skill stick of ram. that should drastically increase your FPS in Skyrim and Dead Island. which is <$300 drastic upgrade which will last you probably another 2 years to upgrade your mobo and cpu. thumb.gif
Edited by UltraHoboLord - 12/15/11 at 5:40pm
post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sodalink View Post

I would get 4 more gigs of ram and another video card like a 6950 2gb, 6970 or 570 depending what's the wattage of your PSU?
Those parts won't be a waste because you could reuse them if you upgrade the other parts later.
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisguitar View Post

mate he could take 2 6970's in Crossfire and even 570's in SLI.

This. more ram + much better video card and you're set. maybe even an awesome cooler and overclock your 955, and you're golden.
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