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GeauxTime9
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Computer help....?

Trying to update my desktop to be more gaming friendly. Just recently bought a new graphics card it helped some but not as much as I would like. Can I buy anything else new to help or am I better off buying a new computer for Xmas?


sbr2
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re: Computer help....?
Got to list what you had and what you replaced before we can help. If you are trying to upgrade a 6+ year old computer, you might be better off getting a holiday deal (imo)


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UltimateHog
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re: Computer help....?
Impossible to answer without RAM/CPU info and what GPU did you just buy and for how much?


GeauxTime9
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re: Computer help....?
LINK
That's link to specs.
Added a raddeon 7750 hd graphics card and an extra 2gb of ram


GeauxTime9
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Computer help....?
Yeah it's fine playing pve on about 30 fps but playing pvp it drops to 5-10 fps. Totally unplayable


bluebarracuda
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re: Computer help....?
Oh man that's a pretty up to date pc

I wouldn't invest much more into it because the 7750 is a pretty decent card for moderate gaming, and your processor will most likely bottleneck anything better that you throw in there


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bluebarracuda
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playing pvp it drops to 5-10 fps


Aren't PvP games like GW2 and WoW? Those are very cpu intensive over most games and your cpu probably has a hard time handling them


GeauxTime9
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Computer help....?
Yeah it's rough and that's all I play is gw2 and wow. Could I buy like a new CPU or motherboard and update the old one or am I better off just getting something new?


UltimateHog
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re: Computer help....?
You could upgrade to a Z77 mobo for around $150 and buy an i5 3570K for 200 and with that GPU and ram run pretty much anything flawlessly.


GeauxTime9
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re: Computer help....?
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You could upgrade to a Z77 mobo for around $150 and buy an i5 3570K for 200 and with that GPU and ram run pretty much anything flawlessly.


This is what I wanted to here. I'm a computer noob so explain to me what I need please sir.


bluebarracuda
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re: Computer help....?
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that GPU and ram run pretty much anything flawlessly.


Flawlessly... Eh. Games like GW2, yes, but mw3, skyrim, and bf3, not happening unless you want to play with minimal graphics


bluebarracuda
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re: Computer help....?
What's your budget? I can mock you up something


UltimateHog
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Flawlessly... Eh. Games like GW2, yes


He said that's all he plays.


GeauxTime9
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re: Computer help....?
I would wait until Xmas...so lets say $400-$500


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stout
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If I were him, and wanted to upgrade for cheap, I would use that 7750 along side the new AMD APU chips with this mobo. It will allow you to run eyefinity and it's pretty much like having two 7750s crossfired.


bluebarracuda
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re: Computer help....?
You said run anything flawlessly. Just making sure he doesn't expect to try out BF3 on high settings expecting good fps


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bluebarracuda
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f I were him, and wanted to upgrade for cheap, I would use that 7750 along side the new AMD APU chips with this mobo. It will allow you to run eyefinity and it's pretty much like having two 7750s crossfired.


I was going to suggest the same hybrid xfire


GeauxTime9
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Computer help....?
Are these things easy for me to install or will I need to have to bring it somewhere?


stout
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I was going to suggest the same hybrid xfire




I am very intrigued by the possibilities of this set up. Only thing is that they say you really need 1866MHZ or faster ram and also need a little more than 8GB because the APU unit uses the system ram as if it wear ram on a vid card.


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stout
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Are these things easy for me to install or will I need to have to bring it somewhere?



It's pretty straight forward and plenty of guides on youtube if you get confused. Newegg has a really good guide you can watch.


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