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Build a new or upgrade Current?

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Purehavoc, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Purehavoc

    Purehavoc Member

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    I am looking to upgrade my computer for upcoming video games. I currently have a Intel 2 Quad Core 2.5Ghz(4 cpu's) 6gb of ram DDR2,ATI Radeon HD 5670. I would like to know what is a better upgrade for the current video card I have. Or, if it is worth the money purchasing a new video card($200-$300) for the current system that I have. Any advise would help! Thanks in advanced!
     
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    4 cores, not 4 CPUs.
    What power supply, motherboard and case do you have? Not every system is that easy upgrade.
     
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    Not sure on the type of case. I have a 400watt power supply, plus I have a 400watt VGA booster. My mobo is a Gateway EG43M as far as I can tell?
     
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    Don't bother with VGA Boosters, they're usually so poorly made they do more harm than good. If your PSU genuinely is 400W, and has a 60pin connector, you could go for an HD6850, which should be about double the performance of your HD5670.
     
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    do you think the rest of the pc will bottleneck that gpu? Im looking to either buy a new graphics card or upgrade completely around $1000, but i would rather not have to spend that if you think that will be fine for the system that i am running. Thanks again
     
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    Depends on the game, you'll probably be OK with that sort of CPU with an HD6850. It's faster cards that will be held back by a Core 2 Quad.
     

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