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Upgrading Specs for my Birthday


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#1 Rockobar

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 11:06 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I have a large birthday coming up tomorrow and have the opportunity to upgrade my computer's components. I bought and had the computer assembled around 18 months ago. I wondered what options there are to upgrade components at the top of the range. I mainly spend a lot of time playing Steam single player games and would like the full breadth of graphics, performance etc. I think I may also be running out of hard disk space. Cost is not a concern, I'm unfamiliar with specs and so would appreciate any advice.

 

My current specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770KCPU @3.50GHz 3.50GHz

RAM: 16.0GB

64-bit Operating System

MSI H81M-P33 Socket 1150 DVI 8-channel audio Micro-ATX Motherboard

Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600M Hz Vengeance Memory Module CL10

Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti 2GB GDDR5 VGA Dual DVI HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1150, 1156, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler

75ow PSU

SSD Hardrive + SATA 1TB

CiT Vantage Gaming Case Black HD Audio Black Interior 4 Fans Card Reader No PSU

 

 

Internet speed (Sky Broadband) =  Ping: 8ms

Download: 12.32 Mbps

Upload: 1.22 Mbps

 

Also any recommendations on good gaming headsets, mouse and keyboard would be appreciate. Would upgrading to Windows 10 help my performance?

Thanks,

Rockobar



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 11:13 AM

Add another HDD in case you need more space. And new video card would also do good. PSU manufacturer and model?



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 02:08 PM

So your specs indicate that you have 16 gb of RAM and 8 GB of DDR3. So which is it? Or do you have 24 GB of memory?


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 11:10 PM

@Drillingmachine Sorry, I was working off my old order sheet and missed the PSU. It's a Corsair CXM 750W Semi Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply
Will it be enough for the latest range of GTX cards?

 

@Rocky Bennett Again apologies, it's  2 8GB of DDR3 to make 16GB of RAM total.

Thanks for all the replies so far,
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Posted 28 April 2016 - 09:33 AM

Any other ideas?



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 01:41 PM

PSU is enough.

 

You didn't say what monitor you have. I expect that is FullHD@60Hz. In that case Radeon R9 380 4GB is best choice right now for price/performance. Newer architechture (and manufacturing tech) video cards are coming soon, so waiting will probably give great benefits.



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 05:37 PM

I have a Asus VH228DE 21.5" LED Full HD VGA Monitor but I can get a better monitor. Is my current one good enough for GTX 970Ti and the GPUS coming out in the summer?



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:42 AM

I have a Asus VH228DE 21.5" LED Full HD VGA Monitor but I can get a better monitor. Is my current one good enough for GTX 970Ti and the GPUS coming out in the summer?

 

With that monitor there is not much point buying better graphic card. When you buy new graphic card, upgrade also monitor.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 11:49 AM

Thanks, any recommendations of what monitor is optimised to work with the GTX970Ti?



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 02:23 PM

Thanks, any recommendations of what monitor is optimised to work with the GTX970Ti?

 

There is no GTX970Ti and probably won't be ever.

 

Video cards are no "optimized" for any monitor, It just depends on monitor's resolution and refresh rate (and sometime other specs) what graphic card is most suitable.



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 01:10 AM

What one would be?



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:58 AM

What one would be?

 

Monitor or video card? For your current monitor, Radeon R9 380 4GB is quite optimal.



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 07:08 AM

What should I upgrade my monitor to for a GTX970?



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 08:53 AM

What should I upgrade my monitor to for a GTX970?

 

R9 380 4GB is good enough for FHD 60Hz, and GTX970 makes no big difference. For FHD 144 Hz, you need something much better, something that probably comes soon.

 

And GTX970 cannot be recommended because parctically it's only 3.5GB card.






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