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Should I build a new PC or upgrade my Pre-Build?

Hello,
I bought a PC 6 months ago. These are roughly the specs:
AMD A10 6700
NVIDIA GT 620
6GB DDR3 RAM
(I Think) 250 Watt Power Supply
I could sell this for roughly £350 even though i bought it for £600 (stupid I know however included Microsoft Office which i will need) Or i can upgrade it which will mean I will have about a £150 budget. I want to get the NVIDIA GTX 750Ti SC but heres the problem. My GPU runs off the 250 PSU somehow I know its low end but it needs 300 watts of power which is the same as the Ti. Is it running off the motherboard? Im also looking to upgrade the RAM but is it needed with the GPU that I will get? Please do not be biased about building the PC.
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  1. even thoe the nvidia website says that you need a 300w PSU, a-lot of benchmarks of the 750 ti show less then 150w system draw using the thing. its so power efficient that it usually uses between 50 to around 85 watts even when overclocked.
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    That is quite an odd build. Namely because the integrated 8670D graphics from your A10 is stronger than the GT 620.

    You'd see an immediate boost in game performance if you got rid of the GT 620 and set up your memory for dual-channel use. I'm guessing you either have a 4GB stick and a 2GB stick, or 3x2 GB sticks. In either case, your RAM is running in single channel mode, which reduces system performance by 5% or more by itself.

    If you have a 4 GB and a 2 GB stick and only 2 RAM slots, sell the 2GB stick and buy another 4GB stick at the same rated speed as the 4GB stick you have.

    If you have three 2 GB sticks, buy a 4th at the same rated speed.
  3. davidarad02 said:
    even thoe the nvidia website says that you need a 300w PSU, a-lot of benchmarks of the 750 ti show less then 150w system draw using the thing. its so power efficient that it usually uses between 50 to around 85 watts even when overclocked.
    Thankyou. Lol i just looked it up, a GT 620 requires 350 watts! Should i upgrade the RAM?
  4. That is quite an odd build. Namely because the integrated 8670D graphics from your A10 is stronger than the GT 620.

    You'd see an immediate boost in game performance if you got rid of the GT 620 and set up your memory for dual-channel use. I'm guessing you either have a 4GB stick and a 2GB stick, or 3 2 GB sticks. In either case, your RAM is running in single channel mode, which reduces system performance by 5% or more by itself.

    If you have a 4 GB and a 3 GB stick and only 2 RAM slots, sell the 2GB stick and buy another 4GB stick at the same rated speed.

    If you have three 2 GB sticks, buy a 4th at the same rated speed.

    Ok thankyou. I have only 2 slots to put my ram in...
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