Solved what to upgrade in my PC?

February 26, 2014 at 06:09:20
Specs: Windows 8 64bit, 2.98Ghz/4GB
Hello. i want to upgrade my PC from what i have :
1.Intel Core i7 860 DP55WP
2.Nvidia geforce 9500 gt
3.500gb HDD Sata
4.650watt Power Supply
5.4gb ram

To a full on 3D Graphics Production and gaming system.Please help me on what to upgrade...

Thanks

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#1
February 26, 2014 at 06:40:51
Processor is fine, although you might want to upgrade your graphics card to something in the GTX series, at least 1 GB of GDDR5. Also, 8 GB of RAM would be a good idea, although you could probably get by with only 4. Just remember your CPU only supports 1333 MHz.

How much power of your PSU are you currently using? 230w isn't much, and upgrading to a GTX will take quite a bit more power.


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#2
February 26, 2014 at 06:45:06
I Edited the post it's 650watts . with the following uprages my siystem would play BF4 crysis 3 etc...?

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#3
February 26, 2014 at 08:32:52
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The CPU/board are about 5 years old & the 1156 platform was discontinued in 2012.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us...

Doubling up on the RAM would be helpful but the major weak point in your system is the video card. The 9500GT was an entry level card in 2008 & was never much good for gaming, especially the DDR2 version. Here's a comparison of the 9500GT to a modern entry level gaming card, the Radeon R7 250:

http://www.hwcompare.com/15455/gefo...

Have a look at this article: Best Graphics Cards For The Money: February 2014

"Edited the post it's 650watts"

Wattage doesn't tell us anything about the quality. What is the make/model of the PSU?


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#4
February 26, 2014 at 16:12:55
A good new graphics card for you that is too new for the last "Best Graphics..." is the NVidia GTX 750 Ti, it is the beginning of the next generation and is much more power efficient than the older cards and are already out in factory OC versions. If that is a bit heavy for your budget, look at the GTX 750 or the Radeon cards. If your 650Watt power supply is of at least reasonable quality you can run it easily and get a significant improvement in gaming performance. As mentioned, more memory would also help. If you go with anything higher on the graphics card, then the make, model, and 12Volt amperage will be very important to know before purchasing.

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


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#5
February 26, 2014 at 23:07:18
the make model of my PSU is Delco. it's about ten years old but in very good condition. The sticker on the side of it has the columns :

1. Voltage 115/230V
2.Current 10/6A
3.Frequency 60/50Hz
Under all that there is (+3.3V &+5V output 150W. Total output 650W max.)
I will send a pic soon...

Will it take GTX 750 or later? and what about the board model and support for the gfx card....

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#6
February 27, 2014 at 05:51:51
I couldn't come up with any useful info on your PSU, that's generally not a good sign. Is there a model number? What's the amperage breakdown for the +3.3v, +5v, & most importantly, the +12v rail? Are there multiple +12v (+12v1, +12v2, +12v3, etc) or just one single +12v with high amperage? Does it have at least one 6-pin PCIe power plug? You're going to need that plug (or an adapter) for a high end card. And depending on which card you pick, some require two 6-pin plugs.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuco...


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#7
February 27, 2014 at 20:04:55
You probably will have to look on the label on the side of the power supply for the individual amperage ratings but it is important to be able to tell.
If it cannot or you cannot be sure, this is a very good one and it is on sale with rebate ($20. after rebate):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
430 Watts but 32Amps on the 12Volt rail and other important features.

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


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#8
February 27, 2014 at 23:05:28
Yup . it has +3.3V@24A, +5V@20A, +12V1@20A, +12V2@21A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A, 650W max. my psu is delco uae model DE135XD. it will do.
now : is EVGA gtx 750 overclocked 1gb 128bit 512 cuda cores good?
And What screen in the range of 19" to 22" are compatible with HDMI?

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#9
February 28, 2014 at 03:22:58
Your power supply should be fine for the GTX 750 OC or the GTX 750 Ti OC. If your motherboard has at least a PCIe 2.0 slot. The GTX 750 Ti will be better for gaming then the regular GTX 750 and is now available, I don't believe the non-Ti is shipping yet.

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


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