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$750 PC upgrade for gaming

by Duffman49 / December 28, 2013 3:56 PM PST

Hi all,
My PC knowledge is pretty limited, so I could use some help deciding what to upgrade from my current rig. My Budget is $750 max.

I'd like to run demanding games at 1080p with no FPS lag. (Higher graphics settings would be nice, too). I play BF4, AC4, DayZ, Planetside 2, and heavily-modded Skyrim. Right now, I can run BF4 on minimum settings at about 60 FPS.

Here are my current specs:
PSU: 500 Watts
MB: M68MT-S2
CPU: AMD FX 4100 Quad-Core Processor
GPU: AMD Radeon HD7750
OS: Windows 7 Home, 64 bit


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Clarification Request
What's the mfg, series and model number for the PSU ?
by VAPCMD / December 28, 2013 10:18 PM PST

And roughly speaking, how old is the system ? Is this a clone or a brand name PC ?


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Performance upgrade
by Duffman49 / December 29, 2013 4:33 AM PST

My system is two years old but i upgraded the graphics card last year. I was really looking for specific suggestions on what parts i should upgrade and what to buy to improve gaming performance. New GPU? New CPU? That kind of thing

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We're trying to give a recommendation but you didn't give us
by VAPCMD / December 29, 2013 5:31 AM PST
In reply to: Performance upgrade

the PSU info. All 500W PSUs are NOT alike.

Bottomline, the most bang for the buck comes from your GPU and the faster GPUs usually call for more robust PSUs. You can head over to the link below and see what the current offerings and options are.


So depending on which GPU you pick, you may also need a better more robust PSU to support it. That's the reason we asked about whether it was a BIG BOX PC or a clone and more detail specifically about the PSU.


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Clarification Request
E-imza satis ve kurulum
by fatihsel23 / December 30, 2013 6:37 AM PST

All Answers

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"no FPS lag" = no known PC can do that today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2013 11:21 PM PST
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What the other people said
by Viper1979 / December 30, 2013 11:52 PM PST

You should also add an SSD Drive to the mix. It will help with loading times in games and as well as program and computer startup. I recommend Plextor for SSD drives.

Plextor M5P Xtreme 256. You can also get a 128 if you want to save some money.


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