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Old 12-02-2013, 01:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Improving my gaming rig?

Hello, I am wondering if you could help me identify the weak points in my PC, and offer any solutions, here are the specs.

AMD FX-8350 @4GHz (Not OC'd, and with stock cooler)
Asus M5A97 R2.0
8GB Corsair Vengance 2x4
Gigabyte HD 7870 (2GB)
A couple of standard HDD's
Raidmax Aeolus VL case. (Don't buy it... Crappy quality and cable management)
Antec HCG 750W
Windows 7 Ultimate

It just isn't as good as what I expected it would be when I built it, running modern games and MMO's at 1920x1200 on an AOC 24"

Any ideas for upgrades or changes I could make?

Cheers, Kelly.

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Old 12-02-2013, 07:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How is it not as good as you expected it? The only weak point in gaming would be the video card as it's more of a midrange card but I mean it performs similar to mine and I get 60fps on almost anything.
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