Help with upgrading my Gaming PC.

Bittatruth

Standard Member
Hey guys, new here!

I recently bought a Gaming PC, about 3 months ago. Now that next gen games will be being released i want to upgrade it so i can play them in high performance. I'm new to PC gaming and i'm pretty basic on computer hardware knowledge. I was hoping if someone could help me come up with some upgrades. It's a Acer Predator Desktop and the specs now are:

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit

CPU
Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.40GHz
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology

RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Ivy Bridge
Chipset Revision 09
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model P75/B75
Southbridge Revision 04
System Temperature 28 °C

Voltage
CPU CORE 1.116 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER 2.064 V
+3.3V 1.980 V
+5V 3.468 V
-5V (8.928) V
+5V HIGH THRESHOLD 2.782 V
CMOS BATTERY 1.644 V

Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Bus Width Unknown
Slot Designation PCIEx16
Slot Number 0

Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width Unknown
Slot Designation PCIE_X1_1
Slot Number 1

Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Bus Width Unknown
Slot Designation PCIE_X1_2
Slot Number 2

Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width Unknown
Slot Designation PCIE_X1_3
Slot Number 3

Graphics
BLCD26H8 ([email protected])
1536MB GeForce GTX 660 (Sapphire/PCPartner)

Hard Drives
2795GB Seagate ST3000DM001-1CH166 (SATA)

Optical Drives
ATAPI BD E DH12E3SH
 

next010

Distinguished Member
You really don't need to do anything, the system is plenty fast enough as is, plus your monitor uses a 1360x768 (near 720p) resolution so the GPU doesn't have to work hard.

Your just wasting money putting more hardware into it.
 

Bittatruth

Standard Member
Thanks for the reply! That's surprising, yet like I said, I'm still a novice. I thought I would at least need to upgrade my graphics card or add another?
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
You really don't need to do anything, the system is plenty fast enough as is, plus your monitor uses a 1360x768 (near 720p) resolution so the GPU doesn't have to work hard.

Your just wasting money putting more hardware into it.

What he said! There's no need to do anything with that PC and with the monitor res you at using.
 

Bittatruth

Standard Member
Well this is good to here! Didn't want to splash the cash considering I'd only just bought it. Thank you guys!
 

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