How to make my PC better for gaming?

  englishcheese 12 May 12
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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 12 May 12

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 13 May 12

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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