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Windows 7: Can you help me upgrade my PC?

30 Dec 2014   #1
gercan63

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can you help me upgrade my PC?

Hello guys,

Could you please help me upgrading my desktop? I had this comp about 4 years now and I think its time for some upgrades.. Graphic card doesn't support new direct x so I can't play new games

Give your opinion that it could take me at least 3 more years on newer games as smooth as it was before please.

thanks



System Manufacturer/Model Number
custom
OS
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU
Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU 965 i7 extreme edition @ 3.20GHz

Motherboard
EVGA 132-BL-E758

Memory
6.00 GB ddr3

Graphics Card(s)
(1) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 (2) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 (SLI)

Sound Card
(1) Realtek High Definition Audio (2) Logitech G930 Headset

Monitor(s) Displays
Samsung Syncmaster p2370
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
Hard Drives
(1) OCZ SSD 120gb 2 partitions
(2) WDC WD3200AAKS-00L9A0 750gb
PSU
corsair tx 850 watt

Keyboard
razer lycosa

Mouse
razer naga

Case
932 HAF


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30 Dec 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

That's still a pretty strong CPU.

On the Passmark CPU benchmark, it scores 5846--which is in-between an Intel i5-2400 and an Intel i5-2500.

PassMark Intel vs AMD CPU Benchmarks - High End

The socket is out-dated, so if you wanted to upgrade the CPU, you'd be looking at a new motherboard.

Only 6 GB of RAM, but I don't see a lot of complaints about that on gaming questions.

Maybe you can do a pretty good upgrade by concentrating on the graphics?

A single GeForce GTX 295 scores 1033 on Passmark's GPU benchmark. The card is about 5 years old.

That compares to these video card scores, ignoring your SLI:

PassMark - GeForce GTX 295 - Price performance comparison
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30 Dec 2014   #3
gercan63

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm definitely thinking to buy a new graphic card. Just need some suggestions, and it can come up with motherboard and cpu as well.
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30 Dec 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I believe ignatzatsonic is correct. Unless you want to go whole hog with cpu and motherboard ect.

Upgrading your graphics card would do wonders.
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30 Dec 2014   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gercan63 View Post
I'm definitely thinking to buy a new graphic card. Just need some suggestions, and it can come up with motherboard and cpu as well.
What's your absolute maximum budget for the parts?

What vendor will you use?

How soon do you need to do it?
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30 Dec 2014   #6
gercan63

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not in a hurry..

I was thinking these two parts before opening these thread;

MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card - Newegg.com

ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - Newegg.com

Idk.. 6gig ram was always enough until this time. I had no problem with ram while playing games
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30 Dec 2014   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Budget is what?

Are you pretty much leaning toward AMD processors for whatever reason?

I wouldn't assume you can continue to use your existing RAM without knowing more about what you have now.
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30 Dec 2014   #8
gercan63

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

my budget can go up to $ 1000 - 1500 for now. I will check my rams tonight and let you know but yes probably they might need to be changed as well...

I don't live in U.S anymore and comp parts are extremely high in here this country. You throw up your ideas please, I will try to balance my budget according to those..
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30 Dec 2014   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gercan63 View Post
my budget can go up to $ 1000 - 1500 for now. I will check my rams tonight and let you know but yes probably they might need to be changed as well...

I don't live in U.S anymore and comp parts are extremely high in here this country. You throw up your ideas please, I will try to balance my budget according to those..
What is "this country"?

You still haven't said anything about a possible vendor. Do they have a web site?

Are you or are you not strongly leaning toward and AMD CPU for whatever reason? The standard choice would be to go with Intel UNLESS you have to hold the cost down.

$1000 in the US for just a CPU, motherboard, and graphics card would make a very strong PC.

What is the most demanding game you are likely to want to play?
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30 Dec 2014   #10
gercan63

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Country is "Turkey"

VATAN BİLGİSAYAR - Türkiye'nin Teknoloji Hiperstore'u

I would like to go with Intel if its possible... I'm most likely a FPS gamer. So I would say Watchdog, COD, crysis 3
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