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#1 Posted by motrebhamboly1 (130 posts) -

My current Specs are 
 Processor : FX8120
RAM : 20GB DDR3
HDD : WD Green 2 TB
GCard : HD7950 3GB Gigabyte
M.Board : GA-990XA-UD3 Gigabyte
PSU : CoolerMaster 500Watt
 What should be my next upgrade 

#2 Posted by Horgen (110307 posts) -
20GB of RAM? If your board supports crossfire, then go for it, however you will need a new PSU for that. Perhaps get an SSD for the OS...
#3 Posted by Blicen (1810 posts) -
I think an SSD would be pretty sweet, don't really see what else in terms of upgrades would be practical.
#4 Posted by The_Animator420 (227 posts) -
I would suggest getting an SSD. Or another GPU and PSU to Crossfire/SLI.
#5 Posted by AMD655 (4494 posts) -

First get a better PSU, no 500watt Coolermaster is a reliable unit

 

Go for a Corsair CX750m, a fantastic PSU at a great price.

#6 Posted by motrebhamboly1 (130 posts) -

Thanks for the replies I thi nk Im going for the SSD upgrade

#7 Posted by gp19 (4247 posts) -
I'm intrigued as to how one can have 20GB of RAM.
#8 Posted by redskins26rocs (2674 posts) -

I'm intrigued as to how one can have 20GB of RAM.gp19
2x8GB and 1x4GB, or 3x4GB and 1x8GB, or 2x2GB and 2x8GB= 20GB

Also I would get a ssd because isnt the WD Greens just recommended for storage because they are slow and usually cheaper or if you are happy with the storage and its performance maybe get another GB HD 7950 along with a good PSU highly recommend something like Corsair AX750, HX 750, or Seasonic X750

#9 Posted by gp19 (4247 posts) -

[QUOTE="gp19"]I'm intrigued as to how one can have 20GB of RAM.redskins26rocs

2x8GB and 1x4GB, or 3x4GB and 1x8GB, or 2x2GB and 2x8GB= 20GB

Also I would get a ssd because isnt the WD Greens just recommended for storage because they are slow and usually cheaper or if you are happy with the storage and its performance maybe get another GB HD 7950 along with a good PSU highly recommend something like Corsair AX750, HX 750, or Seasonic X750

And here I was thinking that Ram sticks needed to be the same in both memory and speed :S
#10 Posted by mastershake575 (8359 posts) -

Why do you feel the need to upgrade ? (most games are running on 3+ year old engines so I don't understand why your even asking if you main components need upgrading).

#11 Posted by Horgen (110307 posts) -

Why do you feel the need to upgrade ? (most games are running on 3+ year old engines so I don't understand why your even asking if you main components need upgrading).

mastershake575
You're asking this in a forum where people frequently upgrade because they want to, not because they need to... :P Anyhow going for crossfire would make sure he would at least with GPU horsepower last a long time into this coming gen.
#12 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

20gb of ram is counter productive if all your doing is gaming at 12gb your losing 1 - .2 fps in many games using a lot of popular engine (cryengine 2, unreal engine 3, crystal engine as examples) and lord knows what 20 fps is doing to you

#13 Posted by mastershake575 (8359 posts) -

people frequently upgrade because they want to, not because they need to... :P horgen123

Yeah your right (can't argue with that).

#14 Posted by motrebhamboly1 (130 posts) -

The Ram combination is 3X4GB + 1X8GB 
Actually I wanna be sure that my PC will last at least 4 more years without the need for upgrading ; I want it to last longer than the next Gen of consoles PS4 for an example .
I alwways had the mid range cpu-gpu combination that only lasted for a couple of years thats why Im so keen on getting a solid gaming setup that will last for years

#15 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4240 posts) -
Upgrade that CPU. It's bilge
#16 Posted by quikdash6 (463 posts) -
Do you just game? Do you record at all? edit photo or video? What kind of monitor and peripherals do you have? All depends on what you do with the system.
#17 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23717 posts) -

The Ram combination is 3X4GB + 1X8GB 
Actually I wanna be sure that my PC will last at least 4 more years without the need for upgrading ; I want it to last longer than the next Gen of consoles PS4 for an example .
I alwways had the mid range cpu-gpu combination that only lasted for a couple of years thats why Im so keen on getting a solid gaming setup that will last for years

motrebhamboly1

Before anyone says that won't run in dual channel, I have inserted different numbered sticks in random slots on new boards and cpu-z still reported dual channel. I'm not sure what they did but seems to work just fine.

(I was using 3x4gb + 1x2 gb)

 

 

Depending on how much money you have, go for a 3930k

That will last much longer than anything else.