Solved What specs should I upgrade my PC to?

April 26, 2016 at 09:10:44
Specs: Windows 64, 16GB
Hi everyone,

I have a large birthday coming up tomorrow and have the opportunity to upgrade my computer's components. I bought and had the computer assembled around 18 months ago. I wondered what options there are to upgrade components at the top of the range. I mainly spend a lot of time playing Steam single player games and would like the full breadth of graphics, performance etc. I think I may also be running out of hard disk space. Cost is not a concern, I'm unfamiliar with specs and so would appreciate any advice.

My current specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770KCPU @3.50GHz 3.50GHz
RAM: 16.0GB
64-bit Operating System
MSI H81M-P33 Socket 1150 DVI 8-channel audio Micro-ATX Motherboard
Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600M Hz Vengeance Memory Module CL10
Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti 2GB GDDR5 VGA Dual DVI HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1150, 1156, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler
75ow PSU
SSD Hardrive + SATA 1TB
CiT Vantage Gaming Case Black HD Audio Black Interior 4 Fans Card Reader No PSU


Internet speed (Sky Broadband) = Ping: 8ms
Download: 12.32 Mbps
Upload: 1.22 Mbps

Also any recommendations on good gaming headsets, mouse and keyboard would be appreciate. Would upgrading to Windows 10 help my performance?
Thanks,


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#1
April 26, 2016 at 13:25:09
For better gaming, you'll need to upgrade the graphics card.

Please post the make/model of your PSU. Just stating that it's 750W doesn't provide any info about quality.


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#2
April 26, 2016 at 20:44:19
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Graphics card, yes.
Power supply specs, important.
To stay with NVidia you would go with a GTX750Ti or higher for better graphics BUT that may depend on your power supply as well as how much you want to spend.
As asked, list your power supply make and model number and what your expectations are for your machine. You can spend anywhere from around $130.00 to a little over $200.00 for a nice but modest gaming improvement, $250.00 to around $350.00 for a significantly stronger gain, and from $450.00 to a Grand if the sky's the limit (power supply may need upgrading depending on what you have and what you end up getting).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
April 27, 2016 at 21:00:07
@riider Sorry, I was working off my old order sheet and missed it.
Does Corsair CXM 750W Semi Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply makes sense? Will it be enough for the latest range of GTX cards?

@Fingers Anywhere from a significantly stronger gain to the sky's the limit would be great, do you have any examples on any that complement my PC in that range?

Thanks,
Rockobar


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#4
April 28, 2016 at 07:32:51
Any other ideas? Would upgrading the PSU from 750W benefit a GTX750Ti GPU?

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#5
April 28, 2016 at 21:22:07
No, in fact the GTX750Ti is a newer breed of graphics cards with lower energy requirements. It will often work on many 300Watt power supplies and uses less energy than the 650Ti while out performing it. If you want significant graphics/gaming performance look into a GTX970, it should run well on your power supply.

Look at this:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...
for an overview of many graphics cards and comparison charts as well as recommendations in each price range.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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