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Old 10-26-2013, 06:11 AM   #1
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Default Suggest me some Upgrades

Well, I want to upgrade my PC; because it's reached that point again where I've had to stop playing things on High settings. That fatal point when you have to turn Anti-aliasing off to get above 20FPS in new games...

Specs should all be in signature (hopefully...). I'm thinking new GPU but im not sure if it's worth it since there are now two newer processor lines than the one I have in here...

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Old 10-26-2013, 06:46 AM   #2
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Yeah go for Intel's haswell line for a start and GTX770 but if your going to upgrade your processor then you will need a motherboard too.

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Old 10-26-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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The Sandy Bridge is still a capable CPU, I would throw a better graphics card at that machine before I did anything else.
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:14 AM   #4
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That CPU is more than enough for games. A powerful quad core.

Go for a video card that is no lower than 670 or 770 and the latter is a better choice if the price difference is not different.

Some games however, like Crysis 3, might need more than that to run at the highest + edge enhancements. I have a 680 and it struggles with it at highest.
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