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Thread: Computer Upgrade Recommendations for Better Overall/Gaming Performance

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    Computer Upgrade Recommendations for Better Overall/Gaming Performance

    Hello forum, this is my first post. I'd simply like people's opinions on what I could change to my system to increase its performance for general use and or gaming purposes. My current system specs are as follows:

    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz, 8 Cores
    Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series, 1.0 GB Dedicated Memory, 4.0 GB Total Memory
    Memory: 8.2 GB
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Edition (build 9200), 64-bit

    Thank you for your suggestions.

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    Stark Raving MOD Midknyte's Avatar
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    If you don't have one already, I'd get an SSD.

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    Senior Member rockinup1231's Avatar
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    You could update your graphics card, otherwise there isn't a whole lot to change there. The Radeon HD R9 290X would be a beefy upgrade but honestly you probably don't need it. If you're experiencing slowdowns you probably need to do some cleanup on your system. Maybe even just update your drivers.

    There has never been a less exciting time to do a PC overhaul than the last 3 years.
    MSI 870S-G46 | AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.8ghz | Gigabyte Radeon 7870 Ghz Edition | 1 x 128GB Kingston HyperX SSD | 2 x WD 500GB Blue HDD | Arch Linux x64 | BFG Tech LS SERIES LS-550 550W | 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600 RAM, 2 x 2GB DDR3 1600 RAM (12 GB)

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