upgrading my Pc

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limeDk's picture
Joined: 04/22/2011
Posts: 124

hi im thinking about upgrading abit on my Pc but not sure what i should be upgrading

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition
Corsair Hydro H70
Corsair XMS3 DHX DDR3 4gb 1600mhz
Gigabyte HD 4890 1gb GDDR5
1 Western digital raptor 74 gb 10000rpm
2 western digital caviar black 500g 7200 rpm in raid 0

Little BaBy JESUS
Joined: 12/06/2010
Posts: 13

I would consider upgrading the graphics card. However, if you aren't having any framerate problems, or run on a low resolution then you might not need too.

Also, RAM is very cheap these days so you could add another 4GB if you've noticed that 4GB isn't cutting it when multi-tasking.

You could also grab yourself an SSD if you were looking to speed up boot/loading times etc.

All in all it is still a nice rig, those are the upgrades to considering though (in my opinion).

Gaming PC: i7 [email protected], Noctua NH-U12P SE2, ASUS P6X58D-E, 2x Sapphire 2GB HD6970s in Crossfire, 12GB 1600Mhz G.Skill Ripjaws, 160GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 3x Samsung 1TB F3, 1x Samsung 2TB F4, Corsair 650D, Corsair AX-850.

eire1274's picture
Joined: 09/12/2003
Posts: 1324

The video card isn't bad, unless you are running super cutting edge games on super big screens. So it's a toss up. (I'm still running the GD 4000 series, too.)

Hard drives... eh. That's on you, if you need the space. SSDs, I suppose, but you are running pretty fast stuff already, and SSDs are still so bleedin' expensive.

Memory... again, on you. 4Gb will run every game on the market. Period. More memory if you want more multitasking, or if you run crazy video editing stuff like I do.


You have a nice rig. It beats mine in every aspect. I can't say much. Video card is pretty much it.

Have fun, be safe! Sláinte!

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limeDk's picture
Joined: 04/22/2011
Posts: 124

im i got a 24" samsung 1920*1080 i guess my 4890 is still pretty good so going to get Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz