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#1 batou1122

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:10 PM

Hi,

My computer is getting old and I am trying to determine if I can get some more life out of it by upgrading or should I put it to rest.  The relevant specs are:

 

Intel Core i7-920 processor (8MB L3 Cache 2.66GHz)
9 gigs of RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5970 video card
Dell 435T Motherboard (PCIexpress 2.0)
475 Watt power supply

 

 

If I want to run some of the latest single player games at 1920x1200 with decent settings and frame rates would upgrading the video card be enough? (I was thinking of going with a GTX 960.)  Is there anything else I could upgrade toward this end, or do I need a new system? I can spend ~$600. Thanks in advance.


-jim


 



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 02:23 AM

Keep what you have and ugrade these

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6K7PjX



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 08:56 AM

Thanks for the input!



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 04:04 AM

Maybe some more ram another 3gb, try and match  with the rest






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