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How can i upgrade my computer?


I built my computer about 3 years ago and i'm looking to upgrade some of the parts to keep it up to speed with the fast developing game industry so it can run these new games with no problem. In the past i've had no problems running the best of the best (GTA 5, Skyrim, etc.) but recently as new games come out i'm beginning to run into some lagging and screen tearing. (GTA 5 gave me some issues as well)

My Build:
GPU: GeForce GTX 770
CPU Intel Core i5 3570K @ 3.40 GHz
Memory: 8gb Ram (i should probably upgrade this?)
Windows 10
Powered by: Corsair CX600

i can't think if i'm missing any of the specs... if you have a question let me know... but i want to know which i should upgrade and hwat i should upgrade to because i want to be able to play more games at higher graphics and speeds.


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In reply to: How can i upgrade my computer?

The CPU and RAM is OK. I'd look at SSD to give an all around boost.

500GB SSD run about 120 here and will give you an overall boost.

Go compare your 770 with today's 970 and 980 at

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yes, gaming

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So upgrade to a SSD (which arent too expensive. samsung sells some on amazon for cheap.) and then get an new GPU? 970 or 980 are good?

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I think so.

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You can compare your old and new GPU at to see how much a boost.

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In reply to: How can i upgrade my computer?

The 770 is not a bad card.
Perhaps take the side cover off and give the innards a good cleaning.

Remove the shroud from the gpu and give it a good cleaning.

Redo the thermal paste on the cpu and gpu.

A small amount of time and a few bucks for the paste.

I order to get a meaningful bump in gpu power your looking at a gtx 980ti.

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yeah the card is pretty good. but some of the newer games with higher graphical needs are played at medium to low settings. and sometimes even then theyt are stuttering.

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