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Gaming PC upgrades?

by Scoggs82 / February 24, 2016 11:40 AM PST

Below is a list of my current build with the recent upgrades underlined and a projected build with the hardware I have on order. This PC was originally built in late 2012 and the CPU, Mobo, and PSU have put in a good amount of work for me over the years.... First off, the PSU is probably way past due for an upgrade being only 530w, and after 2.5 years of solid work I definitely don't want it to fail on me. Both RAM and the Hard Drive are being replaced by the end of the week. As for the Mobo and the CPU I'm not really sure. If it has been bottlenecking me in some way maybe it is time for an upgrade.

Currently I can run games like The Division(beta) and Battlefield 4 at around 50fps on Medium to high settings. Fallout 4 is pretty dicey at medium with huge framerate hits that drops me to around 20. At best I can get Fallout to run at 40 on medium. Recently I discovered that during games like Fallout, my memory usage was running around 90% or higher, which started to cause crashes and has led me the upgrades I am making. I feel like my computer should run fairly well with the upgrades I'm making, but I'm wondering if anyone has insight into how I can further improve my FPS and game performance. Thanks for any and all advice.


Current Build:

CPU: i5 2500k 3.3GHz
GPU: EVGA NVida GTX 750 Ti
Mobo: ASUS P8P67 LGA 1155
PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID PSU 530w
RAM: PNY 8g 1333 MHz
Hard Drive: Seagate 500G 7200 RPM


Projected Build:

CPU: i5 2500k 3.3GHz
GPU: EVGA NVida GTX 750 Ti
Mobo: ASUS P8P67 LGA 1155
PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID PSU 530w
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16g 1600 MHz
Hard Drive: Seagate 2TB 7200 RPM

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I skip the Seagates.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2016 11:45 AM PST
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Just last week I nabbed a 480GB SSD for 120 bucks. I'd get that and move the old HDD to another drive letter.

The bump from 8GB to 16GB won't pay off much. I'd just change to SSD for a real speed up.

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About framerates.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2016 11:46 AM PST
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Gaming
by Bob__B / February 24, 2016 1:45 PM PST
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Ram and hdd.
Do make sure you install that ram in the proper slots to enable dual channel....test.

I suspect your fps problem is with the video card.
If you decide to go upscale on that plan on a psu upgrade as that's a dual rail unit.

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