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 06/25/2014 11:16 AM
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Hi everybody,,

I want to upgrade my pc which is 7 yeard old.

I am going to update with :

Processor: FX 4300

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-78-lmt-USB3 DDR3

GPU: XFX Ati radeon HD 4890

Ram: Transcend 4GB 1333Mhz.. please suggest how much PSU i needed? And what else i want to check...

 06/25/2014 12:14 PM
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Things we need to know:


What's your budget?

What case are you planning on using, your current one or would you like to get a new one?

How much performance are you looking to get out of the new computer?

What brand would you prefer to go on CPU & anything else you have a preference on?


CPU: i7 3930k @ 4.6GHz 1.29V (Corsair H110-cooled) ~ Motherboard: Asus RoG Rampage IV Extreme 
RAM: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series (4x4GB 2133MHz, CL9) ~ PSU: Corsair AX 1200W ~ Case: Enermax Fulmo GT
GPUs: 3x HIS R9 290X Reference (Core) Editions in TriFire, Max Load Temps: 71C/70C/71C during OC testing :-P

 06/26/2014 03:02 PM
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Well, a 7-year pc should definetely be upgraded with something special.


I'd say..... go for an r9 280X or an R9 290-290X and built a pc around that.


There are already great price offers online for new and "like new" cards like the ones i mentioned, and they are beasts of a card with plenty of performance.

The other solution is to post on the nvidia forum and get great alternatives there as well...



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 06/26/2014 05:14 PM
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There are quite a few sales for r9 280x's nowdays (at least here where I live) and just one of those can max out most games at 1080p, if you are going to play on 1440p, r9 290x might be better.

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 06/26/2014 05:29 PM
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As far as processors are concerned...and you want a real update, I think you should look at the benchmarks as a guide.

All high end PC processors


Intel I7 960 @ 3.87ghz *Intel DX58SO *AMD R9 290 4gb *Corsair TX650M *2x4gb Corsair XMS3 *WD Black 1TB *Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit ***Asus N71Jq laptop *Intel I7 720QM Processor *Mobility Radeon HD5730 1gb *8gb Ram *Windows 7 64bit ** Toshiba P75-A7200 * Intel I7-4700MQ * Windows 8.1 64bit 

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