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Upgrading a bad rig.


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#1 King_Crimson

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:08 PM

     I'll admit.I was scammed into buying a prebuilt. A bad one at that. I was wondering If you guys could give me some upgrading tips WITH a budget.

 

My Specs are as followed (My PC isn't near me,as I'm on vacation.):

 

GFX; Nvidia Geforce 610 1 GB

CPU; AMD FX-4500 Quad Core

RAM; 8 GB

Motherboard; Some cheap POS I plan on getting rid of.It's for a mini tower, not my full.

 

Want I want to replace with;

 

GFX; Nvidie Geforce GTX 750 Ti ftw 2 GB

CPU; a Nice Intel (I know It'll be pricey)

RAM; 16-32 GB

Motherboard; A Motherboard that can fit 2 GFX, Several RAM Slots, and an Intel CPU.

 

Any tips/hints are welcome! Feel free to E-mail me (I'll respond faster) at kingproctor99@gmail.com

 

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:12 AM

Hi, what sort of budget do you have and the uses? 


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:26 PM

Killerx525, I don't have a SET budget, but I don't want to pay thousands of dollars for a decent upgrade from my POS to something bragworthy.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 04:52 AM

I suppose the best way is to upgrade on a budget is the CPU itself to a 8 core AMD which goes around for $200ish or less depending on the retailer and location but it's performance would be more then sufficient. The graphics card you suggested is a solid choice for basic gaming, although depending on your uses, 8GB of ram is generally more then enough unless you will be using it for professional video editing work.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:27 AM

If this is a gaming PC, you can get an AMD CPU and a high-end GPU, like the GeForce GTX 780 ti.  If you really want an Intel CPU, the i7 4770 is a good choice.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:45 PM

If the pre-built's that bad, everything's going to need to go, especially if you're removing mobo. The PSU that you currently have, most certainly isn't up to scratch with two 780Ti's. Is your case/pre-built a full tower, mid tower, or? 

 

If nothing is compatible with your new build, you're not really upgrading, just building something completely new.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:23 AM

yes, maybe a new build is in order if the mini atx isn't cutting it and you want a full size sli/crossfire mobo and case... the 8gb ram you have, is it ddr3? you may be able to reuse that and save a few bucks,

 

i would go for the amd 8 core FX or the i7-4xxx cpu mentioned above and then crossfired r9 290s myself alongside a nice modular corsair 850 watt power supply.

 

as mentioned above, if the budget is known, the contributors can help lots . else we might just go off into a PC fantasy world, which is kind of fun on occasion.

 

but from what i saw, an intel cpu is in order with a gtx 750ti.. the 750ti can't be sli configured though

 

the i5-4xxxx quad core runs around 250-300, the i7 is a hyperthreaded quad core which is an extra 100 in most cases and the 750ti is around 150. the ram is around 10 bucks a gb so there is around 150 for the 16gb but if you can re-use the existing RAM, that would shave off a few bucks.

 

so we start at 600-700.

 

then the win8.1 license is around 100, a nice Thermaltake case for around 100, then the corsair modular power supply another 100, the high end mobo ASUS maximus or the like are 250-300. but then the cheap ASrock mobo and Ultra case around 70 each.


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