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New game card or whole pc?

#1kehardinPosted 1/31/2014 10:22:35 AM
I really used to know these things but have been out of the loop awile

My pc plays Max Payne 3, Blacklist Arkham Origins on high smooth. Black Flag get a little choppy on high. Really looking forward to Thief, thats what got my into pc gaming long ago.
Any advice is appreciated

AMD Phenom 2 830 Quad Core.
8 GB DDR3
9800 GTX+

Thanks so much
#2MonkeymagePosted 1/31/2014 10:24:21 AM
If you're going to be getting a higher-end GPU, you would see some bottlenecking. It would be a good idea to just build a new PC.
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#3kehardin(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2014 10:25:21 AM
Thanks thats what I was afraid of , leaning towards a new PC, just need a game to push me
LOL

Thanks
#4thebladeofwoePosted 1/31/2014 10:25:51 AM
well I am 'sure' phenoms are on the AM3+ plus boards right? if so upgrade to an FX series (6300)

and a nice newer card, all depends on your budget really.


btw your setup can still run very good, newer games at respected settings.
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#5AsucaHayashiPosted 1/31/2014 10:26:29 AM
you might as well start by getting a new gpu since you're still going to see a major boost in performance with your current setup.

of course, there's always the issue of power so..
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#6kehardin(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2014 10:32:47 AM
I saw a long 17 minute trailer for Thief (they said it was a ps4 version). do you all think my set up would look anything close to that? It looked very sharp
Thanks
#7godplaysSNESPosted 1/31/2014 11:04:58 AM
The most immediate upgrade you need is a better graphics card.

Black Flag is just poorly optimised, it doesn't even use more than two cores (which hurts your old CPU extra much).
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