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Upgrading my old PC
 
Ratchet_Expert  posted on Nov 21, 2013 2:13:41 AM - Report post

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Hey guys, I'm thinking of upgrading my old PC a little bit so it can support newer games (even it it's on low, just as long as I can play them). However I don't want to waste a lot of money on it since it's a backup PC that's not used oftenly, only when I'm visiting home (my main one is in my flat and I can't move it here and there constanly). Basically I'd like it to run Diablo 3, COD Ghosts, Planetside 2 (just to run it, don't need no fancy explosions and trees).

Specs:
ASUS P5QPL-AM
Intel Core2Quad Q6600 @2.4GHz
nVidia GeForce GT220
4GB RAM DDR2
LC Power LC6550GP Version 2.0 350W

I was told to replace the GFX card for a GTX 560/GTX 560ti/GTX 650ti or a Radeon equivalent and to get a Raidmax 500W PSU, but I want your opinion as well.

 
jackbig  posted on Nov 21, 2013 2:44:58 AM - Report post

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500+ watts recommended, + geforce 650TI

some 650TI specs

Thermal and Power Specs:
105 CMaximum GPU Temperature (in C)
110 WMaximum Graphics Card Power (W)
400 WMinimum System Power Requirement (W)4
One 6-pinSupplementary Power Connectors

 
kingkob  posted on Nov 21, 2013 2:56:22 AM - Report post

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Would'nt recommend those Nvidia series cards which use the fermi chips, major driver issues: Link

I would go for the equivalent Amd solution, for psu I would recommend the SeaSonic G-550 550W Gold Modular G-Series.

[Edited by kingkob, 11/21/2013 2:57:54 AM]

 
jackbig  posted on Nov 21, 2013 2:58:14 AM - Report post

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btw to run cod ghost you need

CPU
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ / AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHZ or better

RAM
Minimum: 6 GB

Video Card
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 / ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better

OS
Minimum: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit

 
kingkob  posted on Nov 21, 2013 3:03:50 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by jackbig

500+ watts recommended, + geforce 650TI

some 650TI specs

Thermal and Power Specs:
105 CMaximum GPU Temperature (in C)
110 WMaximum Graphics Card Power (W)
400 WMinimum System Power Requirement (W)4
One 6-pinSupplementary Power Connectors

The 650TI has good price/performance ratio but I've seen many complains from these card owners as well, Nvidia simply decided it's not worth their time to invest in those cards anymore, just my hunch..

 
jackbig  posted on Nov 21, 2013 3:06:55 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by kingkob

quote:
originally posted by jackbig

500+ watts recommended, + geforce 650TI

some 650TI specs

Thermal and Power Specs:
105 CMaximum GPU Temperature (in C)
110 WMaximum Graphics Card Power (W)
400 WMinimum System Power Requirement (W)4
One 6-pinSupplementary Power Connectors

The 650TI has good price/performance ratio but I've seen many complains from these card owners as well, Nvidia simply decided it's not worth their time to invest in those cards anymore, just my hunch..

true, so maybe a amd equivalent will be good

although i had myself a 660TI, which gave no problems driver wise
whatsoever,but went later on to a asus geforce 780

[Edited by jackbig, 11/21/2013 3:08:51 AM]

personal notes:

which is kinda obsolete again since asus released or is going to release the asus rog geforce 760 which has a dual gpu

Link

or the 780TI

[Edited by jackbig, 11/21/2013 3:16:20 AM]

 
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quote:
originally posted by jackbig

quote:
originally posted by kingkob

quote:
originally posted by jackbig

500+ watts recommended, + geforce 650TI

some 650TI specs

Thermal and Power Specs:
105 CMaximum GPU Temperature (in C)
110 WMaximum Graphics Card Power (W)
400 WMinimum System Power Requirement (W)4
One 6-pinSupplementary Power Connectors

The 650TI has good price/performance ratio but I've seen many complains from these card owners as well, Nvidia simply decided it's not worth their time to invest in those cards anymore, just my hunch..

true, so maybe a amd equivalent will be good

although i had myself a 660TI, which gave no problems driver wise
whatsoever,but went later on to a asus geforce 780

[Edited by jackbig, 11/21/2013 3:08:51 AM]

personal notes:

which is kinda obsolete again since asus released or is going to release the asus rog geforce 760 which has a dual gpu

Link

or the 780TI

[Edited by jackbig, 11/21/2013 3:16:20 AM]

Congrats, awesome card! The driver issues started about 1-2 months ago with these cards and it's only with the latest game ready drivers, but there are some users reporting that the new drivers are stable with their cards, the driver issues are related more to system components compatibility, that is the official developers response.
So maybe with his current setup he wont have a problem but I would'nt count on it.

 
Ratchet_Expert  posted on Nov 21, 2013 3:23:09 AM - Report post

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The new patch reduced RAM requirements for Ghosts down to 4GB.

I'm thinking of going for the 7770 OC 1GB (all of them offered here are OC versions). It costs around 100 euros. The 7770 versions are from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor and Sapphire. If I were to get a 7770, would it matter if it's ASUS or MSI or some other company listed above?

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