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Old 06-30-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Requesting assistance in finding upgrades for my PC!

Hello! I have been looking at upgrading my computer so I can play games at the highest settings and not being restricted to lower settings. I mostly play StarCraft II and during games with large unit numbers and my fps drops very low making it almost unplayable until the unit count drops.

Budget 2~3k. I've considered getting a new computer and just giving my current one to a family member, but decided to look into upgrading it first.

I'm not exactly sure what is even worth upgrading in a computer to improve gaming performance so I will list out everything I can think of about my system... if I miss a big item please let me know and I'll post whatever it is...

Dual monitors: FLATRON W2242T x2 - 1680 X 1050 screen resolution - landscape orientation
Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz 2.67GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 6.00 GB
System type : 64 bit Operating System, x64 bases processor


Video card: NVIDIA GeGorce GTX 560

The video card I having been looking to upgrade for a while. I'm not sure if upgrading this would help out my gaming, but I want to get one that has an HDMI hookup on it.
I am looking on the NVIDIA website for a new one of these, but I am unsure if my computer would be even able to handle one of the high-end graphics card they have there... If you know of a good NVIDIA card that has an HDMI hookup and if it looks like my computer would be able to handle it please let me know!

I'll say it again, if I missed any big parts that have anything to do with gaming performance please let me know and I'll get the information on what I have!

Thanks to anyone that can help me out!
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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What motherboard do you have?
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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http://speccy.piriform.com/results/Z...WXpajmjyxhRrSb <-- more detailed specs info about my stuff

Here is the motherboard section from that link above
anufacturer: Acer
Model: FX58M (CPU 1)
Chipset Vendor: Intel
Chipset Model: X58
Chipset Revision: 13
Southbridge Vendor: Intel
Southbridge Model: 82801JR (ICH10R)
Southbridge Revision: 00
System Temperature: 34 C
BIOS
Brand: AMI
Version: P01-A0
Date: 8/18/2009
Voltage
CPU CORE: 1.120 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER: 1.040 V
+3.3V: 1.040 V
+5V: 5.027 V
+12V: 13.184 V
-12V: (12.032) V
-5V: (12.096) V
+5V HIGH THRESHOLD: 5.053 V
CMOS BATTERY: 3.280 V
PCI Data
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type: PCI-E
Slot Usage: In Use
Bus Width: Unknown
Slot Designation: PCIE1
Slot Number: 0
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type: PCI-E
Slot Usage: Available
Bus Width: Unknown
Slot Designation: PCIE2
Slot Number: 1
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type: PCI-E
Slot Usage: Available
Bus Width: Unknown
Slot Designation: PCIE3
Slot Number: 2
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type: PCI-E
Slot Usage: Available
Bus Width: Unknown
Slot Designation: PCIE4
Slot Number: 3
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:34 PM   #4
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Ah, double post.. didn't know there would be such a delay before it would appear haha.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:58 PM   #5
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Upgrade your RAM, 6GB is pretty low. go 10 or 16GB you'll have much better performance. if you have 2-3k to spend go with a better Graphics card, maybe a GTX680 or Titan, or 690. CPU could also be a better i7.
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