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Old 01-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,
I am wondering what is holding my computer back and what should be my next upgrade and to what,
Processor: AMD Phenom II Quad 3GHz
Motherboard: MCP6P M2+
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
RAM: Unknown, just 4gb of the ****z
Mainly use it for gaming (ie battlefield 3 which on low settings still runs slow), simple surfing and such.
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Your GPU. What PSU is in the system, can you give a model number, that way we can find one that will work.
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Your GPU. What PSU is in the system, can you give a model number, that way we can find one that will work.
All I can see on a spec sheet is 'AOMATXBL4 AOPEN. H450Y. MATX Mini Tower 400W Prescot Ready' and model number 'Z450-08ATAF' max 450W. Is the motherboard sufficient, honestly thought that was really dragging it down
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it is definitely the gpu. you may have to upgrade your psu depending on what you upgrade your gpu to.
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How big physically, is the computer? Tjhe words "min tower" scares me.
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How big physically, is the computer? Tjhe words "min tower" scares me.
Haha not its not tiny, a normal larger tower size
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Upgrade the psu to a 650w if you can squeeze it. Antec Earthwatts is a good one to consider. I'll link you up when I get home. And as far as the GPU, a 6850 or a 560 would do you wonders compared to your current build. With the GPU, it doesn't matter which brand you get, I've just had good luck with XFX.

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150573

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044
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do you have a budget?
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