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Windows 7: Is my computer worth upgrading the video card?


21 Nov 2013   #1

Wisconsin
 
 
Is my computer worth upgrading the video card?

Hey all,

So I would like to get some opinions. I'm thinking of getting a new PSU and Graphics card but I'm not sure if it's even worth it. My computer is about 2 and half years old. It's a Cyberpower brand. Here are the specs:


Computer type: PC/Desktop
System Manufacturer/Model Number: Cyberpower
OS: Windows 7
CPU: AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology M68MT-S2 x64-based PC
Memory: 8gb DDR3
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
PSU: 350 Watts

I want to do some casual gaming so I was looking to get a new video card, which would also require me to get a new PSU.

Do you guys think I should? Or not risk it on this older machine?

Thanks!

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21 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The CPU and RAM are ok for some casual gaming. I would invest in a better motherboard, perhaps one of the gigabyte 9## series, a 650watt psu, modular if you can afford it, a SSD drive and perhaps a video card like a GTX 660 TI to save some money yet have a good enough card to play on higher settings. If you have any money left over, perhaps a custom case so you can always upgrade further down the line ( space wise ).
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21 Nov 2013   #3

Wisconsin
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crankypenguin View Post
The CPU and RAM are ok for some casual gaming. I would invest in a better motherboard, perhaps one of the gigabyte 9## series, a 650watt psu, modular if you can afford it, a SSD drive and perhaps a video card like a GTX 660 TI to save some money yet have a good enough card to play on higher settings. If you have any money left over, perhaps a custom case so you can always upgrade further down the line ( space wise ).
Awesome! Thank you for the advice. I'm not able to put a motherboard in myself.. Where is the best place to get that done? And how do I know if the igabyte 9## series will be companionable with my computer?
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21 Nov 2013   #4

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crankypenguin View Post
The CPU and RAM are ok for some casual gaming. I would invest in a better motherboard, perhaps one of the gigabyte 9## series, a 650watt psu, modular if you can afford it, a SSD drive and perhaps a video card like a GTX 660 TI to save some money yet have a good enough card to play on higher settings. If you have any money left over, perhaps a custom case so you can always upgrade further down the line ( space wise ).
So what your saying (and I agree)...it's not worth it!!
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21 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit
 
 

I agree with that. When I build my computers that I know will be around for a few years I buy the best motherboard out, Latest and greatest, it will last longer and then you can upgrade your expansion cards etc.
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