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Moving On or Status Quo?


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#1 Balemore

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:53 PM

Hey there forum goers,

 

 

I've got a question for those of you more hardware savvy than I am, and it might be more like a search for opinions than an actual question, but here's my deal:

 

I want to be able to run the newest games on medium-high settings (classic story). Games like Metro: Last Light, ACIII and upcoming titles like Dark Souls 2, etc. What I'm wondering is if replacing my video card will be enough, or do I need to upgrade my processor as well?

 

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**Also, would the basic resource monitor for CPU usage also include the usage of the video card?**

 

 

Thanks a bunch!



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#2 killerx525

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:40 AM

The CPU you have is the AMD Athlon II X4 640 which isn't the greatest CPU for gaming and chances are that it might become the bottleneck. Also the HP P6000 series line all have 250W power supply which isn't enough for mid to high range graphic card. 


Edited by killerx525, 17 July 2013 - 12:49 AM.

>Michael 
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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:55 AM

I was gong to post last night, but other stuff got in the way,.

 

It is also a BTX case from what I can see, and a crowded case also. As killerx525 pointed out, you will have to budget a new power supply, and verify your video card of choice will fit.   My humble opinion, it might be time to budget for a new build.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:31 PM

Given current system pricing, it's almost always more cost effective to replace a system than to get on the upgrade treadmill with your old computer.


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