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Someone wants me to upgrade their computer. Want your suggestions

#1Cantankerous12Posted 8/16/2014 1:39:05 AM
Someone I know has got a new pryon rig with the specs as follows

i7-4470 3.4Ghz
GeForce GT630 4GB PCI-E graphics

They have asked me to help them decide what to upgrade (with a budget of about 200 USD) in order to be able to play more modern games. Straight up I can see that the graphics card looks very outdated and so I think it would be best to get a better card with the cash. Suggestions?
PSN: Kev_048
#2WeaponX1138Posted 8/16/2014 1:41:32 AM
You could get a 660ti for a little over 200. Would be a pretty decent upgrade.
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#3DragnfyrPosted 8/16/2014 1:45:47 AM
Put all of that towards a new graphics card. You might be limited by the power supply so check that first.
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#4datopgamerPosted 8/16/2014 4:23:42 AM
If the case has room try and go for a 760. If the room isn't there or the PSU is lacking the 750ti would be great.
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#5SetzeraPosted 8/16/2014 9:45:51 AM
The graphics card is the weakest link there, definitely go with that. Just make sure the power supply can feed it. If you're unsure, then 650w if generally a safe bet on new parts.
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