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    What to upgrade on my PC

    Hi there, i was just wondering if any of you have any ideas as to what i need to upgrade to run my games on max/ultra (those games being Hitman: Absolution, CoD: BO2, Skryim, War of the Roses and WoW) while keeping in mind that i also use the computer for heavy 3D programs such as Maya, 3dsMax etc. I haven't got a really good grasp on the finer points of computer specs etc. i've pulled this info from the Steam System Information.

    Alienware Aurora

    Processor Information:
    Vendor: GenuineIntel
    Speed: 2673 Mhz
    8 logical processors
    4 physical processors
    HyperThreading: Supported
    FCMOV: Supported
    SSE2: Supported
    SSE3: Supported
    SSSE3: Supported
    SSE4a: Unsupported
    SSE41: Supported
    SSE42: Supported

    Operating System Version:
    Windows 7 (64 bit)
    NTFS: Supported
    Crypto Provider Codes: Supported 311 0x0 0x0 0x0

    Video Card:
    Driver: ATI Radeon HD 5670

    DirectX Driver Name: aticfx32.dll
    Driver Version: 9.2.0.0
    DirectX Driver Version: 8.17.10.1151
    Driver Date: 27 Sept 2012
    Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel
    Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
    DirectX Card: ATI Radeon HD 5670
    Number of Monitors: 2
    Number of Logical Video Cards: 2
    Crossfire Detected (2 GPUs)
    Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Desktop Resolution: 3840 x 1080
    Primary Display Size: 26.65" x 15.00" (30.55" diag)
    67.7cm x 38.1cm (77.6cm diag)
    Primary Bus Type Not Detected
    Primary VRAM: 1024 MB
    Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x

    Sound card:
    Audio device: Hovedtelefoner (Vengeance 2000)

    Memory:
    RAM: 11254 Mb


    Hope someone has some useful inputs

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    I'm guessing you have an i7 920 from the speed,cores and the GPU model paired with it(Just to be sure you can check the CPU model here: Control Panel\System and Security\System). The thing you'll want to upgrade would be the GPU and maybe the PSU if the one you currently have is too weak. Open the case and look for brand and model or the wattage of the PSU. I would be good to tell us how much money you'd be willing to spend.
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    Your GPU to a single strong one, and an aftermarket heatsink to overclock that CPU.

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    Yeah it's an i7 920, sorry bout that.

    Okay so what i get from this is that i should replace my ATI Radeon HD 5670 and possibly my Power supply unit? (btw how do i know if my PSU is too weak?)
    And about the money, well haven't really thought about a spending limit :P as long as it allows me to play my games on ultra and wont be outdated and antique in 3-6 months i'll just have to try and raise the money required

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunzium View Post
    Yeah it's an i7 920, sorry bout that.
    (btw how do i know if my PSU is too weak?)
    Does the case use a normal size PSU, or is it a smaller model? To find this out, pull the side panel off the computer and measure the dimensions of the PSU (height, width, depth). While you're at it, look at the brand and the wattage. If possible, find the sticker on the side or top of it that looks like this, and tell us what it says

    Intel i5 2500K (4.5 GHz) | Asus Z77 Sabertooth | 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz | Gigabyte Windforcex3 HD 7950 | Crucial M4 128GB | Crucial M550 256GB | Asus Xonar DGX | Samson SR 850 | Zalman ZM-Mic1 | Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB | Noctua NH-U12P SE2 | Fractal Design Arc Midi | Corsair HX650

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