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manuel kasko

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He guys,

Just joined after seeing this community is pretty good at helping people with specs.
I am currently running the following setup, sorry about the layout because I am just writing it from the receipt.


-ASRock 870-Extreme3 USB3 DDR3 Motherboard
-AMD AM3 x6 1055T 2.8Ghz Phenom 2 CPU
-Kingston 4GB (2Gx2) DDR3 1333
-Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 500GB SATA3 (7200rpm 16mb HDD)
-HIS 1GB 6850 VGA Card
-650 Watt Coolermaster


What I am currently looking at doing is upgrading my graphics card to a Powercolor 7950. From what I have read its size allows you to be able to crossfire later down the track if I need to.

Is there anything in my system which will bottleneck the results I can get from the 7950.
If so can you please list what I should also be looking at upgrading in my system to be able to create a good gaming rig that will be able to handle games well into the future.


THANKS :)
 
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Not much, you could go for something like this:

i5 + H77M

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303

Total: $270. A quad core will help you alot in multiplayer games.

i3 + H77m

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303

Total: $200

This one will suit you adequately, however if you can afford it I would definitely go for the first one. This is more for a budget, I guess. It'll do well, but for $70 more you could do alot better.

Happy gaming ^.^

JJ1217

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You'll definitely have to upgrade that CPU of yours if you want proper performance.

Few questions, what is your budget for the other upgrade (exclusive of GPU), and what resolution are you currently gaming at?
 

manuel kasko

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I haven't really got a budget in mind but I would prefer not to go overboard and rebuild the whole thing. Currently gaming at 1080p

What type of prices would I be looking at?
If you could throw me a few ideas that would be great
 

JJ1217

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Not much, you could go for something like this:

i5 + H77M

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303

Total: $270. A quad core will help you alot in multiplayer games.

i3 + H77m

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303

Total: $200

This one will suit you adequately, however if you can afford it I would definitely go for the first one. This is more for a budget, I guess. It'll do well, but for $70 more you could do alot better.

Happy gaming ^.^
 
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manuel kasko

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$270 is easily affordable I could even go as far as possibly $300-$350
If you think there is anything better
Or maybe with the extra money I could get an SSD

Thanks for the info :)
And also cheers for chucking the links in there as well


One last question
Is my power supply able to handle these upgrades of GPU and CPU?
 

manuel kasko

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In simpler terms what does this mean haha
Sorry I'm a little out of the know on this stuff
 

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What is the difference between my current 650 and this upgraded 650?
 

JJ1217

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Essentially your current PSU is really a 430W PSU, because the 12V rail total output is the one that matters the most. The TX 650 however, has 54 Amps on the 12V rail, meaing it can out put a maximum of (54x12= 648 W out of its 650W total).


 

manuel kasko

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Ohh now I get it!
Thanks for that info.

Also what do you think of this mother board?
They didn't seem to have the one you said in stock.
It's in store at our computer shop in town for $144

Name: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX Motherboard


 
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