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Upgrading My PC


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#1 squisher4

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 01:59 PM

Hello I have had my PC for a while now and play some games on steam like GTA 5 and BAttlefield. I have noticed after downloading the game that the graphics are horrible and the map is a little un loaded yet in some parts. I want to get my computer so that it can handle a load. I need some help figuring out what i need to upgrade. 

 

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Intel core i7 2600 @ 3.4GHz

RAM: 8.0 GB

ASUS destop home PC CM6850 SE 

1T of storage and its NOT SSD

The fan is a 212 evo cooler 

GPU: GeForce GT 530

Playing on a 27 inch screen


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 02:15 PM

The Geforce GT 530 is horribly under-powered compared with the minimum for GTA V, the Geforce 9800 GT. For best performance, Rockstar recommends the Geforce 660 or better for GTA V. You don't have to get the 660, but anything within its performance should be fine. The Geforce 560 or 470 should be good. 



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 02:17 PM

Is my CPU good? or my wattage? Its like 350 i think 

Or do i need another fan or an SSD



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 02:57 PM

CPU is fine, but you may need a higher wattage power supply if you upgrade the graphics card. For example, the GTX 660 requires a 450 watt power supply. You only need an additional fan if you have temperature problems. Upgrading to an SSD won't affect game performance in terms of framerate or draw distance. It mostly affects load times.



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 03:05 PM

Which GPU would give me a great picture for all games?



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 03:48 PM

Depends on your definition of "great picture"! The GTX 960 will be one beefy card, for $175-$200. It should run those games beautifully. The GTX 660 is also a good card for GTA, priced around $160. The GTX 750 Ti is priced $110-$125, and is not that much slower than the 660. The GTX 970 is potent card, but can be quite pricey, like $300+. 

 

Remember that for these cards you will need a new power supply as well. The GTX 750 Ti will already run with your current 350 watt power supply.



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Posted 09 February 2016 - 07:39 AM

Depending on the resolution you play at, a GTX 960 or a GTX 970 would be good choices.  If your 27-inch monitor uses a 4K resolution, you need an even more powerful card.  As for a power supply, assuming you have a traditional ATX case, the CORSAIR CX series CX600M 600W or the SILVERSTONE ST60F-PB 600W would do well.


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