Need help upgrading my PC


  1. Posts : 4
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       #1

    Need help upgrading my PC


    1- I want to buy new budget graphic card that support directx 12.
    2- do you think I need to upgrade something else ( your thoughts please)

    System Spec

    Computer type:PC/Desktop
    OS: win10
    CPU:i-7 2600k @3.4 ghz
    Motherboard: z68xp-udp
    Memory:corsair 8 gb ddr3
    Graphics Card(s):
    HD 6970
    Hard disk:
    samsung SSD 840 pro

    thank you for your help
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  2. Word Man's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    How much data on and what size of SSD?
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  3. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    500 GB and I usually fill 2/3 with games I do have extra 2 TB HD I didnt mention for data and some other games.
    thanks for passing by
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  4. Word Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,562
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    salem said:
    500 GB and I usually fill 2/3 with games I do have extra 2 TB HD I didnt mention for data and some other games.
    thanks for passing by
    OK - I only asked because I suspected you had alot of data/program GB and you don't to fill an SSD up too far before it begins impacting performance - it may be 2/3 full is about the limit you want to go and consider moving some of the data files purposely to the 2TB HDD to limit writing to a reasonable level on the SSD.

    That was my only reason for stopping by and sorry I can't be of much use on the graphics card subject, especially in a gaming context.

    At the very least, you get another bump to the top of queue from my response.:)
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  5. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #5

    EVGA has a GTX 960 that will support DX12 for ~$200 US
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  6. Posts : 193
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    The question is whether it is worth investing $ into a system with a fairly old motherboard, for the one you have there are probably no Windows 10 updates or even recent BIOS updates. If you upgrade your motherboard though, it will likely also mean a cpu upgrade as well.
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  7. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    thanks guys for the info
    Word man I am considering moving more games to my HD.
    Gary nice price but how big upgrade its to my HD6970?
    Kanata I don't want to take that route because it will mean more spending.
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  8. proudtobegreek's Avatar
    Posts : 28
    W8 Pro 64bit
       #8

    Salem,see if that helps
    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php
    I came up with them scores,if referring to the right cards

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  9. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
       #9

    Proudtobegreek nice chart! thanks its much easier to decide now. GTX 960 all the way:)
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