Upgrading System For 2015 Games And Some Photo/video Editing

Discussion in 'New Build / Upgrade Advice' started by PsychoSavager, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. PsychoSavager

    PsychoSavager Geek Trainee

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    I'm wanting to get my computer up to date so it will competently play modern games. I don't need to have them on the highest graphical setting, just so that they'll run smoothly. I may also do a little bit of photo and video editing.

    Here is my current build. Does anything in particular need upgrading? If so, what would you recommend?

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 (3.21 GHz)
    Mobo: ASRock 880GM-LE FX
    RAM: DDR3 4GB
    GPU: ATI Radeon HD 3850 Super DDR2 512MB
    PSU: Corsair HX 520W
    SSD: Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III
    OS: Windows 10
    Case: ThermalTake LanBox VF1000BWS (micro-ATX)
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 933
  2. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    How much is your budget? Without a full upgrade, moving up to 8GB of RAM is a good place to start.
    As far as the games, the degree depends on the games and resolution you want to play. Your video card is older.
    Lastly, if you're looking for video editing, a 128GB hard drive, SSD or not, is going to fill up quickly, and 1TB capacity drives are very affordable, and you can probably find a 2TB under $100 USD.

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