Topic Title: upgrade a 2012 PC for 2014 games
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Created On: 05/11/2014 11:38 PM
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 05/11/2014 11:38 PM
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I purchased this machine in Sep 12, and now wish too upgrade what I can to achieve best perfromance on the current games on the market.

I would be greatful for any help offered.

 AMD 4.0 bulldozer FX-4100, 8GB DDR3 RAM, ATI 5450 1GB HDMI VGA CARD


Edited: 05/11/2014 at 11:46 PM by royalmedic
 05/12/2014 12:25 PM
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You should upgrade your video card. 5450  is weak for gaming.

What power supply do you have?


GA-MA-790FXT-UD5P/ AMD Phenom II X4 965@ 3.7ghz/AC cooling/Sapphire R9 270X /RipjawsX 2x4gb DDR3 133/Corsair TX750M/ Antec 900 case/ Windows 7x64 Pro

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 F7 bios /i7- 2600k@ 4.5ghz/Corsair H110 /8 gig G-Skill Ripjaws X  
Sapphire TRI-X R9290 /Corsair AX 760i PSU /Logitech Z-5500 Sound /Win 7 x64 Ultimate(SP1), Corsair 780T case.

 05/12/2014 12:42 PM
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Your video card should be the only thing you have to upgrade to play games, assuming your PSU is up to the task and your case is large enough. What is its make and model?

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 06/24/2014 10:27 PM
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Get the R9 270X or the R9 280X, and make sure you have a powerful enough PSU to accompany that.

see this:


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