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    Unhappy Guys, I need your help !

    Hello guys,
    I want to upgrade my computer and it would be nice if you could help me.My current computer specifications are http://i.imgur.com/wiQHkTv.png and my goal is for it run smoothly CS:GO(game, which is very not optimised and wants a lot of resources).
    So could you tell me what should I purchase ( A new video card,maybe)?My power supply is HIPRO HPD4802PWB2 http://www.chicony.ru/catalog/powersupplies/show/38/and i don't know if it is enough. I'm worried about the power balance(if i buy a new video card, will the power supply be sufficient?).What are your suggestions?

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    What country do you live in and how much are you willing to spend?
    Xeon X3440 @3,1GHz + GTX660 + 2x4GB @1650MHz CL9 + Corsair RM650

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    Bulgaria and i can spend around 200-300 $.I know that my video card is weak, but i think there is other components that need change (like power supply(but i'm not sure ))

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    Video card is very, very weak.

    Focus on upgrading that. Look for at least a Radeon 7770 Ghz edition, or a r7 260 / 260x , or whatever nVidia has around the price of those cards. You're looking at around 150$.

    Such a video card will use up to 120-150w, and the rest of your system will use about 50-100 watts, so your current power supply is a bit weak and you should also upgrade that as well.
    Don't get something cheap, look for a higher quality 520-650w power supply, it should cost about 70-80$ at least.
    If you give some links to some online stores you can buy from, i could recommend some for you.

    The CPU is power enough for CS:Go, memory... it's ok. Going from 4GB to 8 GB would help quite a bit, but you already have 2 modules, so you'd have to sell these and buy 2x4GB modules or one 8 GB module (but two is better). The motherboard is a bit old and I'm not sure how well 4 GB modules are supported, the website says they only tested it with 2 GB modules.

    I see there 3 GB actually used... you using 32bit operating system? Go for a 64bit operating system, to be able to use the whole 4 GB of memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariush View Post
    Video card is very, very weak.

    Focus on upgrading that. Look for at least a Radeon 7770 Ghz edition, or a r7 260 / 260x , or whatever nVidia has around the price of those cards. You're looking at around 150$.

    Such a video card will use up to 120-150w, and the rest of your system will use about 50-100 watts, so your current power supply is a bit weak and you should also upgrade that as well.
    Don't get something cheap, look for a higher quality 520-650w power supply, it should cost about 70-80$ at least.
    If you give some links to some online stores you can buy from, i could recommend some for you.

    The CPU is power enough for CS:Go, memory... it's ok. Going from 4GB to 8 GB would help quite a bit, but you already have 2 modules, so you'd have to sell these and buy 2x4GB modules or one 8 GB module (but two is better). The motherboard is a bit old and I'm not sure how well 4 GB modules are supported, the website says they only tested it with 2 GB modules.

    I see there 3 GB actually used... you using 32bit operating system? Go for a 64bit operating system, to be able to use the whole 4 GB of memory.
    WOW! (Thank you) I'm glad that you respond me so fast.
    This is one of the e-stores, which i usually use http://www.mostbg.com/most/PriceList.aspx.It will be nice to recommend what parts,(i want video card to be most optimal for this computer, can you suggest me any ?) i need.Maybe i must focus on motherboad also, but i'll do it later(not necessary).I'm using 32bit Windows 7.

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    I had AMD video cards for a long time, so I'm not up to date with the nVidia models. If you like nVidia more, wait for others to recommend you some, or have a look at online reviews for some cards that are in the price range you can afford.

    Cheapest that would be worth buying would be 260x at about 140$ : http://www.mostbg.com/most/Item.aspx?itemid=50799

    With the 17" monitor (and I guess 1280x1024 or something like that), it will be quite a good match. It can do 1920x1080 high/ultra in games at about 35-40fps, so on the lower resolutions of your monitor or with lower quality presets it will work with more fps.

    If you think you're going to get a bigger monitor with higher resolution, it would be worth investing in a 270x : http://www.mostbg.com/most/Item.aspx?itemid=50718
    Or you could just get the 20$ cheaper 270 and play with the overclocking slider a bit : http://www.mostbg.com/most/Item.aspx?itemid=50716
    Powercolor is OK, alternatively you could go with the Gigabyte 270x : http://www.mostbg.com/most/Item.aspx?itemid=50323

    All will do over 60fps at 1080p with high/ultra settings so you'd be set.

    Just looking at some random reviews only, something around the 260x - 270x performance would be a GTX 650 TI or GTX 660, so from nVidia maybe something like this would work for you:

    http://www.mostbg.com/most/Item.aspx?itemid=46869


    These cards will make your system use up to 300-350w when playing, so you would need a bigger power supply. Something like this will do:

    http://www.mostbg.com/most/Item.aspx?itemid=44433
    http://www.mostbg.com/most/Item.aspx?itemid=49249

    Something a bit cheaper:
    http://www.fsp-europe.com/profession...arn_88plus.php

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    Again very appreciation about your informative reply !I'm not a fan of NVIDIA just i bought this computer with such a video card.I'm thinking about 270x( because i want to get better monitor (120HZ) and bigger),but about power supply i'm interested in fortron but i don't know wil it fit in my Desktop Case(average size)...
    I measured my current power supply and dimensions are 141x148x85.
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    The size is pretty much standard. For the Fortron ones I linked to, the size is 140x150x85 .. so pretty much like your current power supply.
    The specs are listed on Fortron's website: http://www.fsp-europe.com/profession...arn_88plus.php (scroll down to Dimension)

    If you look at the 270x, look at the length and make sure it will fit in your case, make sure it's not blocked by the cage for the hard drives (and even if it is, maybe you can cut the cage and make room for the video card).
    The page for that Gigabyte 270x I linked to is here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=4795#sp
    At specifications, it says 297mm, so make sure there's at least 30cm from the back side of the case, to the hdd cage or the other side.

    If you don't have that much room, a case is not that expensive compared to the video card and power supply price. One of those Shenha tower /middle tower cases at around 30$ look like they would do the job (at details for shenha v6 for example they say 475mm depth, so a 30cm card should fit inside) but you can double check by calling the store and asking them.

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    The video card is too large, i made a pic of dimensions of my comp First dimension is case to end of Nvidia geforce 210(140mm),then from case to HDD(230mm) and last case to desire 300mm .So maybe i must remove the cage and change the place of HDD(there is 4 another slots)?

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    You don't have to remove the cage, just get a saw blade and cut a strip, enough to not touch the video card. Cover the board with something before you cut, and remove hard drive. You don't want aluminum/steel dust in the board and you don't want the drive to experience those vibrations.

    Though, if I look more carefully... make sure the sata connectors and that chipset heatsink aren't too high, they may block the video card. If they're smaller (the fins of the heatsink and the sata connector) or as high as the PCI Express connector height, you should be fine. If it's higher than the pci express connector, it's problematic.

    The atx connector doesn't seem to block the path, just the sata and potentially the chipset heatsink.

    By the way... I just checked again that Powercolo 270x I linked to, and I think mostbg has a mistake on the site. They list the product code 2GD5-TDHE/OC and that seems to be a 260x, not a 270x ... it was too small to be a 270x.

    The Powercolor 270 is correct, it's 270 in reality.

    The Gigabyte card is bigger because it has 3 fans and has higher clocks from the start.

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