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I bought this comp in 2010 and not sure if its time to upgrade.

ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard
Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 5850 1GB video card
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w power supply
Intel i7 920 Bloomfield 2.66 mhz processer
WD 1Tb HARD DRIVE
Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard drive
LG bluray sata mode
Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 1600

I want a new graphics card and anything else that needs to be updated. I play games and record xbox gameplay plus photoshop and movies as well.

Any help would be apppreciated i dont know to much about the hardware end. Money isnt a problem to an extent.
Edited by Smeff - 12/12/12 at 11:10am
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I bought this comp in 2010 and not sure if its time to upgrade.
ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard
Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 5850 1GB video card
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w power supply
Intel i7 920 Bloomfield 2.66 mhz processer
WD 1Tb HARD DRIVE
Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard drive
LG bluray sata mode
Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 1600
I want a new graphics card and anything else that needs to be updated. I play games and record xbox gameplay plus photoshop and movies as well.
Any help would be apppreciated i dont know to much about the hardware end. Money isnt a problem to an extent.

Both your processor and GPU are outdated. I would consider purchasing something like a new i5 3570k.

As for the GPU, This is nice upgrade: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130809

Mobo: Something simple, like this maybe. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128550

For the HD, I would stick with a non-discontinued version of what you have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

I would get some new Samsung RAM, tends to work nicely. smile.gif http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147092

I don't see the immediate need to upgrade your PSU. However, if you really want to I would go with something Antec or Corsair. smile.gif

Hope this helps.
post #3 of 21

Huh for recording xbox videos it should be fine. You don't need an extreme gpu for that and it seems like your not using the GPU for gaming anyway.

 

But if you still want to upgrade buy a Nvidia GPU due to it's superior Cuda technology over AMD's. For rendering videos and stuff go for a 650 or a 660Ti. If your priorities are gaming over editing then go with an AMD 7870. As for the CPU if your not willing to give out 350$ for a ivy bridge i7 get an AMD 8350 and an AM3+ mobo. The 8350's FPU is almost as good as an i7's. Yet again, if your priorities are gaming over editing go i7 since it can handle way better single threaded games.

post #4 of 21
As far as the GPU goes, I'd settle for either an HD7770 or an HD7850. They should get the job done and are relatively inexpensive.

Sapphire Vapor-X HD7770

Sapphire HD7850
post #5 of 21
OP your cpu is very powerful. Just overclock it with a good cpu cooler like coolermaster hyper 212 evo. Sell the HD 5850. get a HD 7950 boost.

Sapphire HD 7950 boost (925 mhz) - 310
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

HIS Iceq HD 7950 boost (950 mhz) - 325 (with shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429

your PSU can easily handle your config.
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OP your cpu is very powerful. Just overclock it with a good cpu cooler like coolermaster hyper 212 evo. Sell the HD 5850. get a HD 7950 boost.

Sapphire HD 7950 boost (925 mhz) - 310
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

HIS Iceq HD 7950 boost (950 mhz) - 325 (with shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429

your PSU can easily handle your config.

QFT!

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Why do you feel the need to upgrade? It looks like you have a pretty decent computer even if it is outdated. Is there anything about it you are unsatisfied with?
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Cheapest upgrade would just be an SSD. Your cpu and gpu still are pretty decent. Just overclock your CPU.
But a 7950 would definitely be a nice upgrade.
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As far as the GPU goes, I'd settle for either an HD7770 or an HD7850. They should get the job done and are relatively inexpensive.
Sapphire Vapor-X HD7770
Sapphire HD7850

This is pretty bad advice tbh. AMD changed there naming scheme when they went from the 5000 to the 6000 series. A 5850 is equivalent to a 6950 (but weaker of course because the 6950 is newer.) A 7770 would even be a downgrade from a 5850. A 7850 would be just a small upgrade.
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Cheapest upgrade would just be an SSD. Your cpu and gpu still are pretty decent. Just overclock your CPU.
But a 7950 would definitely be a nice upgrade.
This is pretty bad advice tbh. AMD changed there naming scheme when they went from the 5000 to the 6000 series. A 5850 is equivalent to a 6950 (but weaker of course because the 6950 is newer.) A 7770 would even be a downgrade from a 5850. A 7850 would be just a small upgrade.

He plays games, records Xbox videos and does Photoshop which both the HD7770 and HD7850 are more than capable of doing and he will save a lot of money.
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The only thing it does i dont like is it can get laggy at times loading programs and even using them. Also loading a video can take a while as well while Editing. Its laggy editng videos as well. The games dont play smoothly on the highest resolutions as well. Example i played starcraft with a friend once and it wouldnt run on ultra. Now that he bought his comp ill be doing more gaming via pc.

As for the overclocking i have no clue how. Ive tried and researched some but just couldn't understand nor did I want to mess anything up.
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