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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?






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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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Impossible to answer without RAM/CPU info and what GPU did you just buy and for how much?





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






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GeauxTime9
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Yeah it's fine playing pve on about 30 fps but playing pvp it drops to 5-10 fps. Totally unplayable






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bluebarracuda
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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






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GeauxTime9
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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?






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UltimateHog
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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.





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GeauxTime9
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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.






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bluebarracuda
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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






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bluebarracuda
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What's your budget? I can mock you up something





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


He said that's all he plays.






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GeauxTime9
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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.





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bluebarracuda
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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






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GeauxTime9
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Are these things easy for me to install or will I need to have to bring it somewhere?





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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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