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Dunago

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So I'm thinking of upgrading my PC sometime soon. I'm mostly a gamer so I'm keeping that in mind when deciding what I need. I want to be able to run mostly everything at medium to high graphic settings (possibly excluding things like crysis) Just looking at what I might be spending if I wanted to upgrade and what would get the best performance boost if I'm to upgrade specific pieces as I'm not looking to upgrade everything.

These are my speccy results http://speccy.pirifo...fWH6XCsKPjeIOqO

I'm using this computer http://h10025.www1.h...uct=5145772#N92

Which I bought last year (Use the page to reference my power output)The original RAM is the only thing i've ever upgraded in it so far. (I had 6GB now I have 8GB)

So just looking for some advice. Any help would be appricated!
Questions are welcome if I left something out.

Here are my solid stats for quick reference.

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 940T 51 °C
Thuban 45nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
FOXCONN 2A92 (CPU 1) 51 °C
Graphics
E320VL (1366x768@60Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 6450 (Unknown)
Hard Drives
931GB Hitachi HDS721010CLA632 SCSI Disk Device (RAID)
Optical Drives
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
hp DVD A DH16ABSH SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
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phillpower2

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:welcome: Dunago

For your intended use I suggest that you only upgrade the GPU and the PSU to power it.

What is your maximum budget for both please.

The MB in your computer is the ultra ATX type so can I ask what type the case is as in is it the SFF (small form factor) or mid tower size, this is important as we need to ensure you have enough clear and free space for any video card we suggest and that a standard size ATX PSU will fit, see my canned text below;

Before purchasing a new PSU it is advisable that you measure the dimensions of the present PSU and ensure that the new PSU has the correct power connections for the MB, HDDs, optical drives, FDDs or add on cards such as a video card if one is fitted.


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I'm looking to spend no more than 350 to 400 upgrading right now.

I believe this page has the dimensions for the case. http://h10025.www1.h...580&lc=en#N1228

Computer Case

Mid-size ATX

Bay size Total Bays*

13.33 cm (5.25 inch) ODD 2
8.89 cm (3.5 inch) HDD 2

* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Thanks for responding! Tell me if you need to know anything else.
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Video card http://us.ncix.com/p...GA&promoid=1371

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

Before purchasing a new PSU it is advisable that you measure the dimensions of the present PSU and ensure that the new PSU has the correct power connections for the MB, HDDs, optical drives, FDDs or add on cards such as a video card if one is fitted.


You are welcome BTW :thumbsup:
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