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post #1 of 12
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I built a pc for ffxiv like 3 years ago when it was supposed to come out. It sucked as we all know and it's coming out again this summer.

So I have a 890fxa-ud5 with a phenom ii x4 955 4gb of ram and a radeon 5850 hd card. Whats the best bang for my buck to upgrade this rig to play the game a bit better?

Thanks
post #2 of 12
Changing the gpu for one like 650Ti boost, 660 or 7870 you'll have a good performance increase in gaming.
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post #3 of 12
what are u doing when this rig
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
I want to play the new ffxiv realm reborn when it comes out.
post #5 of 12
i would just upgrade ur gpu
post #6 of 12
Your PSU cant do even close to 500 watts so buying a new video card and loading the PSU could well kill not only the PSU but the whole PC in the worst case

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The AcBel built Cooler Master eXtreme Power 500w is certainly one of the older and lower end designs in today's roundup and as such it really isn't surprising that it is not the top unit today. While the unit was able to output its claimed capacity at 45c (and at 100v AC input) it was not a great unit or even a passing unit as the DC Output Quality was just plain bad at full load. The unit’s component selection and build quality are far from top notch, the efficiency peaked at ~77% and bottomed out at ~71%. The DC Output Quality was out of specification limits at full load on ALL of the rails at 100v. At the current price of $49.99 the eXtreme Power 500w is certainly not an “eXtremely” amazing buy as it did not cleanly pass testing.


http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/02/16/entry_level_power_supply_roundup/14#.UaEKI5zm4uA

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-500-W-Power-Supply-Review/728
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post #7 of 12
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I have a hx750w corsair psu.
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Originally Posted by notmuch22 View Post

I have a hx750w corsair psu.

Sory it was SiberianGhost that had the Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus RS-500 not you got you mixed up

Your PSU is much better made then his and is fine
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post #9 of 12
hello,
i'm thinking gpu , but not until the new radeon 8000 cards come out.

this chart shows your gpu is not weak when it comes to it, in fact its near up to date still for performance.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/AMD-ATI-Radeon-Chips-Comparison-Table/131

its near a match for a 7870 at pixel count coming out of it.
    
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post #10 of 12
I would grab an 8GB kit of 1600mhz or higher DDR3, and a radeon 7950 (always best to have too much GPU than not enough)
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