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Windows 7: Not sure what to upgrade next

12 Jan 2015   #1
rarda

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Not sure what to upgrade next

I have my computer specs listed. Can anyone tell me what I should upgrade and in what order I should do so in. I am pretty new to gaming computers


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12 Jan 2015   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Here's what you need to upgrade:
Graphics Card
Motherboard (Replace it with a better ones IMO)

And for the best upgrades don't ask me, I'm not so good with it :X
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12 Jan 2015   #3
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you want gaming performance, then the GPU first. So upgrade the GPU. After that, upgrade the mobo and cpu to Intel. After that, then the psu.
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12 Jan 2015   #4
rarda

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
If you want gaming performance, then the GPU first. So upgrade the GPU. After that, upgrade the mobo and cpu to Intel. After that, then the psu.
Ok that sounds good to me can you make any recommendations for a tight budget? around 400-500 dollars
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12 Jan 2015   #5
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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12 Jan 2015   #6
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

My two cents: I would consider getting an SSD as it will speed up loading times and "loading lag" (lag due to textures and assets loading) considerably.
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12 Jan 2015   #7
rarda

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

i have always wondered about those solid states would i install my os on it or what is the best thing to use a ssd for. i have one its only 128 gb so i have not put it in my system
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12 Jan 2015   #8
rarda

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Alos my buddy gave me a EVGA Geforce gts 450 GDDR5 but i was told my BFG geforce 250 would have better performance. the 450 also looks like it may have over heated there is definite heat marks by the dvi ports and kind of smells fried.
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12 Jan 2015   #9
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

an SSD is the best thing i've ever put in my system, my only regret is that it's not very big and you have to choose what you want to install selectively, I install my games that I play frequently on my SSD and use a mechanical for non intensive games.

The 450 outperforms the 250 everytime, it's a generation in front so it naturally will, I'd consider giving it a stab and see if it still works but I wouldn't hold my breath if it smells cooked.
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12 Jan 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would not plug in a card that has had the smell let out. It could damage your motherboard.
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