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Out with the Old Hardware, in with the new. TECHIES HELP!


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Right guys here's the lowdown,

 

Components in my PC are now 5 years old, I want to upgrade to a better spec. Got some nice dosh coming in soon Budget (£600). My current specs are:

 

 

AMD Phenom II X4 B50 @ 3.4GHZ

4GB 2133MHZ

Sapphire ATI 5850 1GB

AMD MOBO - M4A785tdv-evo

 

Basically, Arma isn't as good as it could be on a 24" monitor at 1920x1200 (averaging 20fps on medium graphics)...so i'm looking for some better stuff to get it >40fps with decent settings! Going to be keeping all of my case, PSU which is (650W) so i'm looking for some recommendations guys!

 

Want: Intel architecture 

Ideally 16GB

Pretty rad graphics, but obviously which will be alreet with the PSU wattage.

 

 

I once knew a lot about current hardware and what's the best, but that was a while ago! So someone with some current knowledge and that knows what hardware works well with arma I would appreciate it!

 

Food for thought, I'm also in the process of upgrading to Ultrasharp 30" for my photography which is 2560x1650 something! 

 

Thanks in advance!

 

ETomcat

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Good luck maintaining 40 fps in ARMA 3 with any settings/spec. I consider my PC to be pretty good and I can barely hold 30 in the I & A servers when there is 20+ people on. If its mainly ARMA you will be playing I'd concentrate on a beastly cpu :D I'll leave recommendations for the more hardware-savy members of AW though.

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cpu: intel 4670K £170

cooler: noctua NH-U9B £44

mobo: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate £75

gpu: MSI GTX 760 2GB £190

hdd: well you haven't mentioned any so this leaves you with £120 to play around with (use the existing hdd you have and get an ssd if you don't have one) otherwise get a better mobo, cpu (4770K) or gpu(GTX 770)

 

I forgot about ram ooopppsss!!!!!

use the £120 to get some ram yeah! hehe

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