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My computer is finally showing its age.

#1TheSchrefPosted 10/7/2013 11:50:13 AM
It was cheap and I got it years ago and it's time to upgrade some parts. I'm barely above minimum (or I can't play them at all) for some of the new games that are coming out that I want to play. I don't know enough about computers to tell what I should upgrade first, so I need some help.

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
Radeon HD 6850
AMD Anthlon II X4 630 processor (2.8 ghz)
4 gigs of rams

It all needs to be upgraded soon, but what needs to go first? I'm thinking the processor.
#2HydroCannabinolPosted 10/7/2013 11:52:56 AM
I would say get at least 16 gigs of RAM and the rest is fine. Anyone that knows anything about gaming knows that RAM is the best component to get more FPS.
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#3TheSchref(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2013 11:54:04 AM
HydroCannabinol posted...
I would say get at least 16 gigs of RAM and the rest is fine. Anyone that knows anything about gaming knows that RAM is the best component to get more FPS.


Thanks for nothin'.
#4EStar999Posted 10/7/2013 11:56:26 AM
Post your budget and I put a list together for you. I would recommend you have it around $800-1000.
#5Captain_DrekPosted 10/7/2013 11:56:55 AM
There is no reason to go above 8gigs of ram currently.
I would say upgrade your processor first. If you're on a budget the FX 8320/50 are good.
It it were me I'd upgrade like this
CPU>RAM>GPU
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#6TheSchref(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2013 11:58:52 AM
EStar999 posted...
Post your budget and I put a list together for you. I would recommend you have it around $800-1000.


That's more than my entire computer+monitor cost me.

>.<

I'm just looking upgrade a part now, maybe another in a few months, etc. Maybe $300 or so.
#7HydroCannabinolPosted 10/7/2013 12:01:03 PM
TheSchref posted...
EStar999 posted...
Post your budget and I put a list together for you. I would recommend you have it around $800-1000.


That's more than my entire computer+monitor cost me.

>.<

I'm just looking upgrade a part now, maybe another in a few months, etc. Maybe $300 or so.


Your computer is at the point where an upgrade is a waste of money.
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Steam ID: Mind_Explosion
I thought I chose very easy, not brand new to the game. - CheesyPhil
#8TheSchref(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2013 12:03:19 PM
HydroCannabinol posted...
TheSchref posted...
EStar999 posted...
Post your budget and I put a list together for you. I would recommend you have it around $800-1000.


That's more than my entire computer+monitor cost me.

>.<

I'm just looking upgrade a part now, maybe another in a few months, etc. Maybe $300 or so.


Your computer is at the point where an upgrade is a waste of money.


Really? It's that bad? I'm still running semi-new games like Far Cry 3 on ultra and older games like Skyrim and Dark Souls modded out the ass (not at a constant 60 fps, but good enough).
#9EStar999Posted 10/7/2013 12:05:27 PM
Is your motherboard AM3+ compatible and also have DDR3 support?
#10HydroCannabinolPosted 10/7/2013 12:06:19 PM
TheSchref posted...
HydroCannabinol posted...
TheSchref posted...
EStar999 posted...
Post your budget and I put a list together for you. I would recommend you have it around $800-1000.


That's more than my entire computer+monitor cost me.

>.<

I'm just looking upgrade a part now, maybe another in a few months, etc. Maybe $300 or so.


Your computer is at the point where an upgrade is a waste of money.


Really? It's that bad? I'm still running semi-new games like Far Cry 3 on ultra and older games like Skyrim and Dark Souls modded out the ass (not at a constant 60 fps, but good enough).


How can you run Far Cry 3 on Ultra but not be able to run the newest game or have to run them on minimum? Makes 0 sense.
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Steam ID: Mind_Explosion
I thought I chose very easy, not brand new to the game. - CheesyPhil