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What should i replace, my GPU or CPU?

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  1. blackoutfallen

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    So i wasn't sure what this topic fell under but i was hoping i could get some help on this. So i want to start running some higher up games and i'm not sure what is bottle necking me atm. I don't wanna replace both but i do have a $200 budget or so for an upgrade. I heard from someone that my cpu isn't the best but it can still hold up. While my gpu is really outdated and not good. With my current combo i'm able to play most games on highest quality, but for newer games like the witcher 3 and so on, i can barely run it. I was gonna get the geforce gtx 960, thinking that may help my performance. Here are my specs

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    AMD A8-5600K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
    8192MB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 4B DDR3 memory
    1 TB HDD
     
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    make/model motherboard???

    apu's aren't the best when it comes to gaming...... the next up is the A10-5800k

    i know some mobo's allow u to link the apu's graphic with the pci-e video cards graphics (combined)

    see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFAMmTDu_H0
     
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    ASROCK FM2A75 Pro4-M
     
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    here is your cpu support list http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A75 Pro4-M/?cat=CPU

    but like i said u might want to think before u upgrade a apu based computer for gaming

    also if u buy a power hungry video card then u will most likely have to upgrade the power supply...more $$$$$
     
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    My power supply is around 750 wattage, is that enough to handle a high end one? And so in total your saying the APU is the issue? Any recommendations on how i should go about this?
     
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    i have a apu myself.......... BUT not a gamer

    brand is a big factor with power supplies......yours?

    you could sell your present computer and put the cash towards a GAMING computer (you could build it)
    or buy a decent video card and use......... then transplant it to a new system when u can afford it
     
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    CoolerMaster and yeah i could sell my build but i'm honestly not sure if i want to. If you were someone looking for a pc, what would you price my computer at? The computer has ripjaw ram and a cooler master cpu fan that cools it down a lot.
     
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    well keep it for now and you have the option to save up for a powerfull gamer in the future
    i would guess about $250+ for your present system
     
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