keith_in_az

The (over) Budget Gamer seeks help.

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A thank you is in order for Novabench being where I've found this forum.

I am relatively new to this, and figure best get to the point(s).

My build:

(AIDA64 Extreme Version AIDA64 v5.60.3700 Benchmark Module 4.1.643-x64 Quick Report)

Computer ASROCK-PC

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.19045 (Win7 RTM) Date 2015-12-17 Time 15:20

Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate OS Service Pack Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17843 DirectX DirectX 11.1 

ASRock-PC Date / Time 2015-12-17 / 15:20

BIOS Type AMI (08/05/2015)

CPU Type HexaCore AMD FX-6350, 4300 MHz (19.5 x 221)

Motherboard Name ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 (2 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN) Motherboard Chipset AMD 970, AMD K15

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (2 GB) Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (2 GB) 3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce GTX 760

System Memory 16340 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM) DIMM1: Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11 4 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (9-9-9-24 @ 666 MHz)

Storage: IDE Controller AMD PCI IDE Controller IDE Controller Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller Storage Controller DAEMON Tools Lite Virtual SCSI Bus Disk Drive Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB ATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III) Disk Drive WDC WD10EADS-00L5B1 ATA Device (1 MB, SATA-II. Hard Disks Status OK Partitions: C: (NTFS) 232.8 GB (160.4 GB free) D: (NTFS) 931.5 GB (919.2 GB free) Total Size 1164.3 GB (1079.6 GB free)

  "User Benchmark" :

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/578711

I realize that

1) Memory modules differ - bought 8Gb then ordered 8 more -

2) This board isn't nearly the best, yet I read scores much greater with the same configuration.

Please ..could someone offer some advice as to how I might tune up this system?

Thank you very much!

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Hello Nathan, and thanks for the reply.

I am on my phone, and have but a photo of the last Nova Bench. I hope this helps. I can forward one from the build later. Again, many thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

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For starters, I'd upgrade to this processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113374&cm_re=AM3%2b-_-19-113-374-_-Product. It uses the same socket as your current processor, so you won't need a new motherboard. Next, I'd upgrade to this graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487088&ignorebbr=1. It's faster than your current one, and not too expensive for a good graphics card. Lastly, I'd upgrade to just some faster RAM. I'm going to let you do the research on that one :) The processor and graphics upgrade would boost your system by about 264 points (probably more)making your system an 1886 instead of a 1622, plus even higher if you get faster RAM. I hope this helps.

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Your CPU and GPU are around the expected performance range. Your GPU is a little lower than average.

If you're over-budget already, and don't want to buy new parts, you could probably overclock your GPU without too much problem.

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