Need advices on upgrades.

Allimaj

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Hello,

I'm new here, so I got a little lost on where to place my thread, sorry for the inconvenience.



As the topic states, I need advices on upgrades for my PC, because I got no clue on how and what I should focus on.


So my specs are:

MB - ASRock N68-VS3 FX
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 B55 3.3GHz
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3-1600
GPU - Radeon HD 5450
PSU - 550W (The case is gone, so atm. I got no name on it.)


- A friend of mine, did not have a clue about GPUs when he recommended me to get the HD 5450 for gaming. A few weeks after purchase, with constant nagging about bad graphics in games, I decided to Google a reason, and found a thread on this forum, explaining the maths on GPUs from AMD (ATI?).

So, I figured I had to do some modifications to my current setup, so I could manage to play some of the high-end games that requires great performance in games.

A few examples could be:

CS:GO - I need to put everything to a minimum before I can even run in maps.

WoW:MoP - The same thing here, lowest on graphics and details, otherwise while killing creatues with lots of graphics involved, would make my FPS drop low. Even on the lowest details, I can still manage to drop down to 3-8 FPS when a lot of things happen.

Diablo 3 - Low details, otherwise I am not able to navigate through the menus nor in-game.

WoT - Low graphics and details, otherwise I can't navigate and huge FPS drops.



That's just to mention some of the games I've tried to play with this current setup.

So, if you guys have any recommendations I will consider any advices.
Thank you in advance.

Regards,
Allimaj
 

Allimaj

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Oct 26, 2012
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Hey guys,
Sorry for the late answer - Been having a busy day 'till now.

My PSU is a 'Linkworld LPG12-35E'.

About the GPU, I am willing to spend about $100 but might have a budget on $150.


@jessterman21:
- Would the rest of my hardware be able to pull it off, if just I get a better GPU?
Sorry for being noob, but I got barely no clue about how it works :/
 
Yeah dude - the rest of your PC is great. I can't believe someone suggested the HD 5450, and not the 6450 at least...

The HD 7750 is a GREAT beginner's card. Drop it in pretty much any modern PC, and you've got a budget gaming rig. You can run all those games you mentioned on Ultra.
 

Ha, I love your sig. But no, they're not the same (though you're right, the HD 7450 is a rebranded HD 6450). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units
The HD 5450 is on par with Intel's HD 3000 IGP, and the HD 6450/7450 actually beats Intel's new HD 4000 IGP.

But either way, none of those GPUs are fit for anything more than Ultrabooks and casual games at 720p.
 

Allimaj

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Oct 26, 2012
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Hey guys, sorry for not responding to this thread for ages, but I moved to a new place, and finally got some internet :)

I want to thank you guys for the great advices on a new GPU upgrade, but unfortunately with a new place to live, I got a tight budget.

I've checked the HD7750 and I also noticed a major price-difference on who's "name" stands on the box :p

So, if I buy one of the cheap versions of HD7750 instead of a one of the other that costs $20 more, would that matter performance wise?
 

Not in the least. Get the cheapest one you find, just make sure it has GDDR5 instead of GDDR3, and there's a return policy in case of a bad card.