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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:09 am 
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Hello! I had my current set up for the last 4-5 years now and it's starting to struggle even on low settings.

Essentially it's an ASUS CM1831 (https://www.cnet.com/products/asus-cm1831/specs/) with the follow upgrades.

Power Supply Corsair TX750

EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 660

I am thinking of upgrading the CPU and mother board, RAM and maybe a new Wireless Wifi Receiver.

Your suggestions are appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:24 am 
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All dependent on what you are using it for...

Keep PSU, keep RAM, if gaming upgrade the graphics card to an Nvidia GTX 1060 6Gb (not 3Gb - better gaming experience) or greater...

If the motherboard wil take it upgrade the CPU to an FX-8350.

No point in updating an AM3+ motherboard as it is way behind, even updating to get a 990FX chipset won't be worth it...

Get a PCI-e (if you have a spare PCI-e slot) or USB wifi card that supports a/b/g/n/ac - i got a PCI-e Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I, works fine for me and has bluetooth too.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:23 am 
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Thank you Mr. T.

Your recommendation are always appreciated.


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