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#1 Trufflelshuffle03

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:21 AM

Hi new here. I am leaning to either upgrade my computer or wait a year or so and build a new one when I will have some money freed up. I do not know how much more upgrading I can to to my computer. I am a gaming and entertainment guy and that is what I use my computer for.  Most of my gaming comes on my ps3 and 4 systems at the moment although I do play a few games on steam but wanting to push more into pc gaming.  I do not have t.v. so I watch all my stuff online. So far my computer has supported me real well and with the graphics upgrade I did back in april the gaming side has done well.  I would just like suggestions on which way to start heading I know my system is getting a bit long in the tooth 

 

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2010 HP 

p6620f

windows 7

AMD phenom IIx4 830 2.80GHZ

6.00 Gb

64-bit

The upgrades I have made

new power to 450

Nvidia Geforce GT 640



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:34 AM

Hi, my suggestion would be to buy a decent 600W power supply which then would enable you to upgrade to a mid to high end graphics card. The advantage of this method is both of the components can be transferred over to a new build. The CPU you currently is still pretty decent for gaming purposes at the moment hence the graphics card upgrade would be the most noticeable as most games nowadays are graphics card bound.

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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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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:57 AM

what kind of graphics card would you suggest?



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:22 AM

Do you have a specific budget for the graphics card?

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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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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:12 AM

Do you have a specific budget for the graphics card?

I won't know for sure what my budget would be as I wont be doing anything for probably half a year to a year depending on how every thing goes. I am about a half a year to a year from getting a few things paid off and will have a bit more money than I do now on hand for stuff like gaming and pc. I am looking in the future as to what I am going to do. I just want to start putting back a little here and there.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:15 AM

Half year to year is a fair amount of time where new graphics card will most likely be released and different prices will fluctuate hence making a specific suggestion at this point of time is kinda irrelevant. But a power supply and graphics card will be certainly on the agenda when the time comes to purchasing the part :)


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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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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:50 AM

Half year to year is a fair amount of time where new graphics card will most likely be released and different prices will fluctuate hence making a specific suggestion at this point of time is kinda irrelevant. But a power supply and graphics card will be certainly on the agenda when the time comes to purchasing the part :)

Yes I know I was more wanting to know if it was a waist to just keep trying to upgrade my computer or just starting fresh on a new one and now that I know I am just going to plan for the future and keep my eyes out on whats out in graphics cards and what is coming out.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:08 AM

You could do a fresh build although, it would be cheaper to upgrade components that you know that can be transferred over to a new build. The CPU is a dead path to upgrade although it is very capable of playing games but the power supply and graphics card would be more of a logical upgrade.


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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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