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Need help upgrading my 2011 gaming desktop


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#1 OhYeahMrKrabs

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:37 PM

Hey guys, im new to this site but from all the other forums ive seen they were pretty dead so i chose this one bc it is bumpin. ANYWAYS, ive had this desktop since 2011 when i was in fifth grade, i knew nothing about computer parts other than the fact that some were really good and some sucked. I still dont know much, hence why i am posting on this forum. Heres the build that ive been using fdor the past 6 years:

Processor: Intel® CORE™ i5-2550K CPU @3.40GHz

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

RAM: 8.0 GB

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601) 64-bit

I apologize if this isnt enough info bc like i honestly didnt know how to really check all my specs but i got these at least. Im trying to go for an upgrade that will let me run the latest games on high setting and not be below id say about 50 fps, to like be able to just keep up with all the latest games and software really. I really appreciate those of yall who will read this and help thank you



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#2 MadmanRB

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:48 PM

Well the best thing to do is to get a new GPU and perhaps get a Solid state drive and a new larger capacity PSU.
Your processor is still very good, the core i5-2550K may be old but its got some good bite to it.
I would not expect miracles but i say if you got say a GTX 1060 it would help a lot in  gaming performance.
Keep your costs low right now and slowly upgrade your other parts.
But yes please tell us more, use this:
 
https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download
 
Speccy is a great tool for pulling up information so we can tell you what to get to help improve your machine.

Edited by MadmanRB, 09 April 2017 - 11:53 PM.

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