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2.5 Yr Old Build, Looking to Upgrade

ChrisJKop

63 months ago

Hello all! I built my first PC in April 2012:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ChrisJKop/saved/GjpV3C

The MB isn't listed on PCPartPicker anymore but it is an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271%5C

I'm hoping to play a lot of DA:Inquisition and it doesn't look my HD6950 doesn't meet the recommended specs. My current strategy is to upgrade my video card and other components as necessary, to last me 2-3 years until I do a new build my scratch. ~$300 seems about right for a new card, but I'm flexible depending on what gives me good bang for my buck. Maybe a GTX 970 or R9 290?

I like to play games at high/ultra settings to really enjoy the developer's work but I don't necessarily play the most taxing games on the market (My most recent games are Divinity: Original Sin, FFXIV: ARR, Diablo III, Battlefield 3, Deadspace 3). I play at 1080p but I haven't felt the need to go multiple monitors, is it worth trying to get more resolution on a 24''? SSD could probably use an upgrade as well.

Let me know what you think my holes/bottlenecks are. Thanks for your thoughts and feedback!

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah basically an SSD and a new gpu would be good atm bang for buck while actually lasting the 3 years an retaining its performance i would reccomend a gtx 970 or wait for a 960

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Now if I can only find a gtx 970 in stock and not inflated due to high demand.

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