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Old 11-28-2011, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend has $300 to spend on upgrading his computer. He wants to focus on upgrading his PSU and video card to the point where Skyrim can run at the highest settings with the best performance possible with his budget. His current system specs are as followed:

CPU- Intel Core i5 @ 3.2 Ghz
PSU- 450W
Video Card- NVidia GeForce 9800 GT
Motherboard- Didn't give me model number but it has a PCIe expansion slot.

He prefers Nvidia manufactured graphics cards.
My thoughts for a good PSU was this: Newegg.com - OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
and for a Video Card: Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Feedback on what my ideas are, both positive and negative, is appreciated! Also if you can find a better PSU and video card for $300 or less I'm more than happy to look at what you have.

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Old 11-28-2011, 07:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Upgrading for Friend

$300 or less with or without rebates?

Newegg.com - MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
+ The PSU you linked is $320, but $45 in rebates.

Or if you're not counting rebates, these are $300 even with $20-35 in rebates:
Newegg.com - Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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