What Should I Upgrade? (if anything)

SinisterMessiah

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So I've had my rig for about a year and a half which may be a record for me. With some hot new titles coming out this fall, I might be looking to upgrade. I've thought about doing a completely new build, but if I can get away with an upgrade that would be my preference. I feel like this rig is still serviceable as it still runs whatever I throw at it without very many hitches at all. I just don't know how it will handle upcoming titles like BF3 or Skyrim.

Not sure if I really set myself up with the right motherboard for adequate crossfire or SLI option but I prefer single card applications anyway if it came down to upgrading the video card.

Upgrading the RAM is probably a no-brainer since I can get another 4 gigs of the same for around $35 now.

Here is my rig as it stands now:

Motherboard: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231278

Video Card: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102872

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395



 

mryoink

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4GB RAM should be just fine. I would recommend waiting for the games to actually come out, see if you're happy with the performance, and upgrade then if you must. This way you'll know and not be guessing, plus prices will likely be lower, might even catch a good black friday sale or something :)