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Help with upgrades

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#1 oGunnerso


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

Hello to all,

Before i start asking questions ill give you spec i have now...

MSI G41M P28 MS7592 - motherbaord
Dual core E5700 3.0
DDR3 4gb ram
Radeon HD 5450 graphics card

Ok here is where is start, im wanting to upgrade everything where i can, i have just ordered 2 x 4gb corsair vegeance ram so that will help and i know my board will only run at 1333MHz so ram will run at that but im ok with that.
Graphic card, i bought the radeon about 6 weeks back just to put me on, its done its job but now want a far better one, im looking at about 100 for one so im after you opinions on whats best one out there for that price.
Lastly, with my board been a 775 socket, is it worth changing CPU for a better one and which, i know i cant go to I7 but what can i go to and would you?
I want it for gaming and games im playing at minute are ok but i cant get on cliffs of dover flight sim which is where my passion is, i used to fly in fighter ace for man years and graphic card wasnt an issue as it wasnt that demanding but that game ended and they brought a very demanding game out on graphics.

All help is gratefully received.

o Gunners o

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:13 PM

Your cpu can be upgraded up to a Core 2 Quad Q9500 but any Core 2 Quad cpu would be fine for gaming. But the problem here is finding these cpu. The only way to get them is through Ebay. For the graphics card, you should look at the 6870 which is a great mid-range card assuming that your power supply has enough wattage and your case is large enough.

System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png

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