How to make my PC better for gaming?

  englishcheese 20:16 12 May 2012
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Hi i was just wondering how i can make my PC better with a budget of roughly £300-£350.

My PC's specs: AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad Core CPU 8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM 1TB Hard Drive Storage Space ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB Graphics Card High Performance Gigabyte Motherboard DVD Re-Writer +/- 450W PSU Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

Thanks.

  rdave13 21:16 12 May 2012

Not a recommendation but an upgrade to a Sapphire 11162-05-40R HD 5850 1GB Toxic GDDR5 PCI-E Graphics Card would also mean you must upgrade your PSU to a good quality one. I believe the card mentioned needs a minimun of 500 watts so I'd think a 650 watt PSU needed. Search for cards and PSU to your budget.

  KRONOS the First 02:17 13 May 2012

Whatever you choose another PSU is definitely needed. As rdave13 quite rightly says a 650W is needed for a decent GPU upgrade. I would recommend a HD6870 or a GTX 560 Ti or as you have quite a reasonable budget then the latest card from Nvidia the GTX 670 would be a good buy. I was intending to buy the 680 myself but for a £100 less the 670 is almost as fast as the 680 and with a small overclock can probably match it.

Have a look at the reviews I know it is going to push your budget a little but not by much and I think it is worth it.

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