What should i do to my gaming system to upgrade it?

6th of January 2014 2

What should i do to my gaming system to upgrade it?

Question by Ian: What should i do to my gaming system to upgrade it?
I am currently running the following specs:

Motherboard: Asus M4A78T-E
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
GPU: 2x Radeon 6800 in crossfire
RAM: 8GB Corsair DDR3 (2x4GB 1600 speed)
HDD: Samsung HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM

if i have 200 dollars to soup up the system a bit, what should i do?

SSD was a possibility i was considering. However, i don’t think my motherboard has a 6Gb/s port… is it still worth it? Is an extra 8gb of ram worth it?

Finally, the only game i’ve ever had trouble with is Magicka, which WILL NOT start. I sometimes get pfn list corrupt and memory management BSOD. Does that change anything?

Best answer:

Answer by PTRP
Well your build is practically good for gaming so the only thing I could think of which would be a good upgrade is by getting an SSD which would make your booting time significantly only a few seconds and if you install the game you are currently playing on the SSD, your loading time will be much shorter thus making your gaming experience more satisfying.

EDIT: you can buy a new AM3+ mobo that is backwards compatible (compatible with you phenom II ) and supports Crossfire, has usb 3.0 and SATA III 6 gb / s, like this one:

ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS – $ 95 + $ 8 shipping


And then you can buy this SSD:

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5″ 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) – $ 95 ($ 80 after rebate) free shipping


TOTAL : $ 198 ($ 183 after rebate)

BTW, 8 gb RAM is more than enough for gaming, if you add 8 gb RAM more, it would just be a waste of money because you wouldn’t actually be able to use it up all at the same time especially if your main use for it would be playing PC games.

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2 great comment(s) for this post

  1. Amol 3:01 pm 6/01 of 2014

    Even I would say only thing you can probably get is a SSD.
    Or maybe a cool gaming case, i.e if you don’t already own one.

  2. McGubbins 3:09 pm 6/01 of 2014

    I agree, there is nothing I would change. SSD is a good suggestion.


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