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post #1 of 20
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Last week I bought two GTS 450s....how stupid. However I returned them to overpriced Best Buy and I went straight to newegg. I also returned that rocketfish psu New specs in sig:


So I'm wondering what should I upgrade next. I use this pc for gaming mostly.
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post #2 of 20
Maybe a 1100T, an SSD, more ram. Who knows? but do you really NEED a upgrade?
    
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Probably not. I should see how it performs with the new video card. I really didnt like the performance of the single GTS 450. And I was just pretty much wondering if there was anything else possibly holding me back.
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post #4 of 20
Hi.

Is your mobo is AM3? What RAM are you using? What temps do you get? What budget do you have?
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post #5 of 20
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My Mobo is a mid level Asrock AM3 and im Using DDR3. Since I keep my house like an icebox usually I get like 30c.

As far as my budget I can't call it. I can afford most pc parts on the market. There isn't really a shortage of money, but I'm not rich. LOL!
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post #6 of 20
So, IMO you don't need upgrade, not now at least.
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post #7 of 20
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So most games should play fine? WHat was worrying me the most was the processor since its a dual. But anyways I thought I did a major upgrade last week when i got the GTS 450, ram, mobo, psu and cpu.

But then Black Ops didnt run as I expected. So then i did a little research and found that my GTS 450 wasn't the best card. And from that point I gave up on the sli. Then i went back to Best Buy today and got my money back lol. I just wanted to make sure everything would run fine when I get it all put together,
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post #8 of 20
You have a very good GPU, maybe the CPU bottleneck the GPU a little, but, Do you know that you CPU is BE right? so, that can be unlocked to X3 or X4 and have a full quad core for the dual core price.
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post #9 of 20
Idk what you were thinking getting a GTS450 when you have a 5870...

If i were you I would upgrade (if anything) to a quad, you should see a nice little speed increase with a quad.
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post #10 of 20
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Yea I unlocked it but it wasnt stable So I reset the bios. Also the performance was horrible in GTA IV but hey what do you expect lol. Battlefield Bad Company 2 I got like 30 fps so I was satisfied.

Yup it is also a BE. Right about now Im worried about cpu bottleneck.
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