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5 yr old pc needs some more OOOMPH!


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#1 DmnSpawn

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:53 PM

Hello I need some serious help to upgrade my gaming rig.  However I am on a pretty tight budget so Trying to get the most bang for my buck. Any help / advice would be greatly appreciated!

 

My pc is;

 

Motherboard : 

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:  

Intel core i7  930 @ 2.80 GHz (completely non-overclocked) with an upgraded thermal take cooling fan.

 

GPU:

  GeForce GTS 450 x 2 in SLI.

 

Memory :

 

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D

 (would love another set of these as I have 6 ram slots, but they were discontinued)

 

I have a 256 SSD for my os, and most used programs. (only using 1/3 of its space.

 

Everything else is on my 1TB sata.

 

 (would love another set of these as I have 6 ram slots, but they were discontinued)

 

win 7 home premium.

 

If i can spend less then $100 PERFECT!  I can go up to 300 although I would have to wait a few weeks. (which i plan on doing anyhow as I don't want to rush into anything.)



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#2 Jesse8931

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:02 PM

Best bang for your buck will be the 650 ti boost 2gb card.

 

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GTX650Ti-SuperClocked-Dual-Link-Graphics/dp/B00BZB0I3W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383012126&sr=8-1&keywords=650+ti+boost



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:07 PM

What are you trying to accomplish?  Better game performance?

 

Cheapest upgrade......overclock that puppy.  3.5-3.7ghz at stock voltage is the norm for a 930. 

 

Don't worry about memory. 


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:53 AM

What are you trying to accomplish?  Better game performance?

 

Cheapest upgrade......overclock that puppy.  3.5-3.7ghz at stock voltage is the norm for a 930. 

 

Don't worry about memory. 

Overclocking wont help his gaming his cpu is way powerful enough to run the latest games. 



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:25 AM

@Jesse8931 That depends entirely on the game. Some games are very cpu intensive. Take Planetside 2 or Arma 3 for example, those are 2 that require a solid CPU. You can have a gtx 780, but if you have a crap CPU then you will still get terrible performance.

 

In this situation what i would do is go for a gtx 760 and then overclock the CPU (if you are familiar with that ofcourse).



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:58 AM

There aren't too many CPU heavy games, ArmA is certainly one, as are many strategy games for some reason.  Most games are GPU heavy, this may change with the release of the new consoles for multiplatform games.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:59 AM

Also to add on what SillyMuppet said, new games like Battlefield 4 is also using the CPU more then previous games and an overclock would push out a bit more FPS which is essentially free performance.


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#8 DmnSpawn

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:37 PM

Thank you to everyone for the feedback!

I am getting a 650 Ti Boost. as it's perfectly within my price range, and I will be looking into overclocking my cpu.

 

I was kinda leaning in this direction anyways but it's nice to get a few other opinions!

Makes spending what little money I have seem a touch more responsible and less impulsive if I do the research, have time to decided that it will be worth the $!






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