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Just about ready to upgrade...

#1SinfullyvannilaPosted 8/24/2014 12:43:55 AM(edited)
I've had my PC for 6 years, it's really starting to show its age, and 2 of the ram slots shorted out, so its time to upgrade:

Budget: $800

Goals: I really want to play Star citizen when it comes out. And modded Skyrim.

Notes: I have a 1920x1080 monitor and I have no desire to run anything at a higher resolution. I'm very content with that. I also will need a new OS, and a new case. I could use some new speakers(just a 2 speaker system is fine), and a reasonably priced keyboard.

I'm in no huge rush, I'm probably going to take the suggestions given and wait until Black Friday.
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#2PokenubPosted 8/24/2014 1:44:21 AM
Save some more in the meantime and get yourself a worthwhile computer that will last alot longer.
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#3Sinfullyvannila(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2014 1:52:55 AM(edited)
What kind of budget would you suggest and how much longer do you speculate it would last?

I appreciate the advice, but it's incredibly vague.
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#4Fade2black001Posted 8/24/2014 2:05:39 AM
Someone else can fix this as needed...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Yjd26h
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#5ElDudorinoPosted 8/24/2014 4:03:30 AM
I'd get an i5-4690k, the cheapest motherboard that has the features you need, and a GTX760 unless your budget allows for more on the card. If you already had a gaming PC I don't you'll need to change anything else, unless you're concerned about your PSU's lifespan.
#6ClashtonnPosted 8/24/2014 4:32:50 AM
Fade2black001 posted...
Someone else can fix this as needed...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Yjd26h


that's a good build. I assume he's fine with using his current PSU.

Does he need the extra cooling though?
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#7Sinfullyvannila(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2014 7:55:56 AM(edited)
I don't think my current PSU is up to snuff with that card, but I'll check. I think it's only 550

The card says it requires a 750w+ power supply. Is that just for crossfire?

This article seems to suggest it's lower:

http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-radeon-r9-270-review,8.html
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#8Sinfullyvannila(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2014 8:20:29 AM
I have a 500 watt power supply.
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#9EciDemonPosted 8/24/2014 8:30:08 AM
Sinfullyvannila posted...
I have a 500 watt power supply.


Yeah that'll be fine for one card, Im not sure what XFX are smoking recommending 750W psu, but probably to promote their own line of products.

If you are not sure check how much ampere/watt you got on the 12v lines and report back here.
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#10ElDudorinoPosted 8/24/2014 1:13:54 PM
"Minimum requirements" of PSUs for graphics cards are always BS. I can't look it up right now but I think most 270x cards take like 140 watts under load. I had a more power-hungry card than that with my hx520w power supply and an overclocked i5-750.