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User Info: TheSchref

TheSchref
4 years ago#1
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.

User Info: HydroCannabinol

HydroCannabinol
4 years ago#2
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.
Steam ID: Mind_Explosion
I thought I chose very easy, not brand new to the game. - CheesyPhil

User Info: TheSchref

TheSchref
4 years ago#3
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'.

User Info: EStar999

EStar999
4 years ago#4
Post your budget and I put a list together for you. I would recommend you have it around $800-1000.

User Info: Captain_Drek

Captain_Drek
4 years ago#5
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
"There's always money in the banana stand."
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User Info: TheSchref

TheSchref
4 years ago#6
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.

User Info: HydroCannabinol

HydroCannabinol
4 years ago#7
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.
Steam ID: Mind_Explosion
I thought I chose very easy, not brand new to the game. - CheesyPhil

User Info: TheSchref

TheSchref
4 years ago#8
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).

User Info: EStar999

EStar999
4 years ago#9
Is your motherboard AM3+ compatible and also have DDR3 support?

User Info: HydroCannabinol

HydroCannabinol
4 years ago#10
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.
Steam ID: Mind_Explosion
I thought I chose very easy, not brand new to the game. - CheesyPhil
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