Need help with my new PC

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Feb 16, 2013

Need help with my new PC by gokujr1000 at 1:59 AM (378 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. gokujr1000
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    I recently got a new PC and I've noticed although it's pretty good the way it is for running games it needs a couple of changes so that I'm going to be able to keep it longer.

    Here are the specs:
    AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor
    CPU speed is
    3.8 GHz

    RAM: 8.2 GB
    OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Edition (build 9200), 64-bit
    Video Card: nVidia GeForce GT 610
    Sound Card: NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    And 885.0 GB free disk space, my hard drive is actually 1 TB

    Basicallywhat I want to do is replace the video card by buying a different nVidia card that's going to be able to run games like Planet Side 2, I've recently discovered that the GT 610 is actually quite a low end card, so I'm thinking of replacing it but that's what I need help with.

    Because I'm not really all that smart when it comes to computer upgrades I'd just like to know which video card I should aim for. Also if someone could list a couple of good SSD's that'd be great as well because I am looking into getting one of those.

    Thanks in return, sorry if this post is a little messy.
     
  2. Celice

    Member Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    If you're completely set on getting an SSD--the only question I'd have is, what is your PSU?

    (I was playing on an FX-4100 OC'd to 4.1 on stock, from Dec '11-Dec'12, and it held up fairly well for most PC titles. )
     
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    Member trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Biggest bottleneck for gaming is GPU, then CPU.

    CPU portion is okay if you overclock it. However, I am guessing that PC is OEM (HP, Dell, Acer, etc). What is your screen resolution?
     
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    your cpu and gpu are both low end parts...what motherboard do you have installed and how many watts is your psu ?
     
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    For gaming, his CPU's not low-end at all, it's well past the requirements of almost any PC game (barring outliers like Dwarf Fortress, but <1% of users on gbatemp here gives a shit about text-based games anyways).

    The video card is the real killer for gaming.
     
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    I would say it's because of a bias against AMD.
    On Topic: If you need an Nvidia GPU, grab at least a 640, a 650 for better results.
    If you're fine with AMD, grab an old 6850 or a 7770 for decent budget gaming.
    Just tell us your total budget for the SSD and the GPU, it'll help a lot.
    Also, what are you going to put on the SSD? How much space do you need?
     
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    See you understand me xD.

    I'm not intending to run every single brand new game on max settings I just need to be able to run them in the first place, hence why I need a new video card.

    Well I'm intending to sell my Xbox 360 so I'd use the money from that on upgrades. I'd have about $250-$350 but I'd be able to find some extra money to help. My main priority right now is to get a video card though the SSD can come later if it needs to be.
     
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    Ok, I'd recommend a 7870 or 7850 on the AMD side.
    On the Nvidia side, grab either a GTX 660 or 660ti.

    On the SSD, you can pick Samsung for price and longevity or OCZ for performance and a short life. (With a higher price.)
    If you're okay with it, can you tell me your PSU wattage? If it's 500w or more, then you should be set.
     
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    Is there anywhere I can find the PSU wattage? I know pretty much nothing about this sort of thing when it comes to upgrades etc.
     
  10. Originality

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    Look at the sticker on the PSU. If you can't find it there, take a pic and we will try and interpret it. If it has no sticker, it will be OEM and less than 310W so you'll need to budget a new PSU in for your upgrades.
     

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