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Windows 7: Need help upgrading


10 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Need help upgrading

So basically I don't know MUCH about computers..Only a little.
So I feel like my system might be outdated and I wanna try and play the latest games on highest settings and all that.
I would like to know if I should upgrade my video card or something else first, bearing in mind I have the option to get a gtx 680 for 250. But I'm not sure if I should upgrade my power supply or cpu first.
Anyways, here are my specs.

Main board - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD
790X ATX
CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2
Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor w/
Zerotherm 120 MM cooler
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Graphics - XFX Radeon HD 5770 - 850 MHZ, 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 (x2
running in CrossfireX mode)
PSU - Antec 650W ATX power supply

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10 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Your system seems pretty good. How long have you had it? Are you having problems or are there some games that don't run correctly?
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10 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Your PSU should be more than adequate for a single GTX680. (It uses two 6 pin PCI-E power connectors, which mean that it should uses 225W or less, maximum.)

The graphics cards swap may be worth a try, if you can get a 680 for $250. Your CPU should be adequate for it, although Intel seems to own the gaming market at the moment.
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10 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chris121691 View Post
So basically I don't know MUCH about computers..Only a little.
So I feel like my system might be outdated and I wanna try and play the latest games on highest settings and all that.
I would like to know if I should upgrade my video card or something else first, bearing in mind I have the option to get a gtx 680 for 250. But I'm not sure if I should upgrade my power supply or cpu first.
Anyways, here are my specs.

Main board - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD
790X ATX
CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2
Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor w/
Zerotherm 120 MM cooler
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Graphics - XFX Radeon HD 5770 - 850 MHZ, 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 (x2
running in CrossfireX mode)
PSU - Antec 650W ATX power supply
There is nothing wrong with what you have. If you want to speed this system up get an SSD. A Solid State Drive will load your games as fast as it gets.
If you already have an SSD buy some more games and enjoy them.
https://www.google.com/search?q=SSD&...=hp&channel=np
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10 Dec 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Most games are more dependent on the GPU than the CPU. As has already been said, your PSU will handle a 680 as it is. A 680 will run any game out on the highest settings. Unless you just want to build a new system, I would get the 680 and play some more games.
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