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Is this upgrade good for gaming?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Francis Lanau, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Francis Lanau

    Francis Lanau

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    dont have a huge budget but i was wondering if this was ok to play games like rfactor 2 and f1 2011:

    Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black edition
    Motherboard:Gigabyte SKT-AM3 GA-MA770T-UD3
    Graphics card: Palit GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Card 1GB

    Thanks
     
  2. Jim Cole

    Jim Cole
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    That would be fine for what you are asking, though the amount of ram and the OS make a difference as well.
     
  3. Peter

    Peter
    who cares

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    If you change the Mobo for a Asrock 870 Extreme3 R2.0, you get AM3+/sata3/USB3/2xPCI-E for the future. It's the same prize.
    And change the gtx 450 for 460/550 if posible.


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  4. Francis Lanau

    Francis Lanau

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    Thanks:)
    i was also wondering if these would last me a long time before upgrading?
     
  5. Jim Cole

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    An AM3 motherboard should last you for a bit, but if you want to stay on the bleeding edge of technology then you will be out of date shortly :) If your motherboard manufacturer stays on top of things, as long as AMD keeps using the AM3 socket you should be able to upgrade your CPU to the latest available.

    As for your GPU, it should do fine, as currently there is limited support for what the current cards are able to do. Once new technologies are introduced and supported though you may find yourself a little behind everyone again.