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i'm sick of this desktop


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dobkhn

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well see here is the thing, i build my desktop with spec.s mention bellow and yet it can't play some of the games smoothly. Please guys show me what's missing in this build. i'm almost this much to give up on this desktop. :confused:


Specs:

1- Hard drive 1.5 Terabyte
2- AMD Phenom ™ II X6 1090T Processor (6CPUs)
3- CPU Speed 3.2GHz and automatically overclocked by the driver's software
4- 4096MB RAM (OCZ DDR3 Memory)
5- GA-880GM-UD2H Motheboard
6- 750 Watt ATX Power Supply
7- Graphics Card (nvidia gforce 9500 gt 1gb Adapter ram)
8- Wonderful cooling system consisting of three fans and LEDs
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My guess would be your video card, That card is pretty old for the build that you have depending on your budget it would be a good idea to upgrade ASAP !!

The types of games that you are playing would help you decide on what video card to get.
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i do play games like Call of Duty Black Ops and Grand Theft Auto IV etc... what graphics card would you recommend? and a budget $0-$350 or maybe a little more? also how about ram? 4gs is nice or do i need more?



thanks,
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phillpower2

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:welcome: dobkhn

I agree with panthertooth, the slow video card and it`s DDR2 memory are bottlenecking the faster CPU and Ram.

Your upgrade budget will allow for a GTX660Ti video card and a Ram upgrade to 8GB.

What is the exact spec of the present 4GB of OCZ Ram, provide a link to it if you can.
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this is what i have as far as the ram goes:

http://www.amazon.co...n/dp/B0035X4B4K
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I can take off the current ram and replace it with a butter one if i need to :unsure:
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Just looking at the memory support tab for your MB http://download.giga...-880gm-ud2h.pdf
I was going to suggest you purchase 2 X 4GB sticks of 1600MHz Ram

Video card http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=

Ram http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20

Edited by phillpower2, 31 March 2013 - 01:13 PM.
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thank you so much. i need to know though why GTX660Ti why not GTX690Ti for example?
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There is no such card as the GTX690Ti and if there was or if there is going to be you might find it is a little out of the budget range, the least expensive GTX690 that I could find for example http://www.superbiiz...=EV-GTX690&c=CJ
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Move up to a nice 2x4 GB DDR3_1600 kit, and since you are using a bit older AMD processor you won't want to move too high up on the GPU scale, in fact. going from a 9500GT to even an HD 7700, 650TI would be a massive gaming jump for you, and better yet? an HD7850/70 or GTX660/ti [non ti] would give you gaming bliss.
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