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Slowly Upgrading My PC

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#1 Userrnam


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 10:24 PM

Hey there everyone, I recently got a new GPU and case for my old computer. I'm planning on slowly adding and replacing more parts. Wondering if you guys suggest which hardware should be replaced first, and maybe suggest some good models.




GPU - STRIX Asus GTX 970


Processor - AMD 6120 Six-Core Processor


Motherboard - Gigabyte 2AC8 Motherboard


PSU - Corsair CX750M


Case - MicroATX Guardian


Thinking I will probably end up replacing the CPU and motherboard along with it, as the CPU has been having some heating problems and seems to be having trouble keeping up with the new GPU. It is the original CPU that came with the stock computer after all. Still want suggestions.


More Info On The CPU


Idle temp: around 40c


Playing WoW w/Ultra Settings: Max 70c after 10 mins.


Playing Shadow Of Mordor w/High Settings: Max 80c after 10 mins.


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#2 TechnicianOnline


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:42 PM

Start by replacing the HDD to an SSD. The reason I say to upgrade the HDD is because no matter direction you go into your Computer build, you will ALWAYS be able to take that SSD with you. Second, invest in some thermal paste, clean your entire Computer case with compressed air. Remove the CPU, wipe it clean of the previous paste. Apply the new paste. See how that goes, a small $30 investment of maintenance to your Computer will go a long way.

Edited by TechnicianOnline, 20 January 2015 - 11:44 PM.

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