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Upgrading PC - Need some advice!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sephorian, Dec 22, 2012.

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  1. Sephorian

    Sephorian Thread Starter

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    G'day,

    This seems like the most appropriate place to ask so here goes. I haven't used my PC for gaming in a while (probably 5-6 months) and I just picked up Hitman: Absolution. I tried running the game on ultra but the benchmark struggled through 11-13 fps.

    Now I'm not expecting it to run flawlessly on max settings but I thought I'd do a little better then that. I guess I considered my rig to be more powerful than it actually is and I was hoping someone could take a quick glance at my specs and recommend any upgrades.

    I don't have a rock solid budget. I'm the type of person that will spend a bit more for quality. That being said, to give you a loose idea I'd say around ~$500-600 total.

    I think more then anything I'd like to know which component would benefit most from an upgrade because none of them really stand out to me (maybe the CPU) but I'll leave it to the experts!

    My PC:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3ghz
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850
    Mem: 16gb
    Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V LX
    PSU: Antec Neo-Eco 620w

    Pretty sure I've included all the relevant information, thanks for taking the time to read my post and I look forward to hearing some of your suggestions, cheers!
     
  2. crjdriver

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    I would tend to think you could run that game with no problem. I checked the recommended specs [Not the min specs] and you well exceed the recommended specs.

    Are you sure your system is running correctly ie not overheating, voltages normal, etc? Since you have an asus board, download and run asus probe and check your temps and voltages while under a full load. I use prime95 for stress testing however there are other apps as well. Prime95 is a free download available from many sites.

    Post a screenshot of probe while you are running prime95.
     
  3. Sephorian

    Sephorian Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply, turns out disabling MSAA improved my fps massively, back to 55-60. Apparently that setting is very taxing on the system and isn't worth turning on.
     
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