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#1 bhodoan95

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 01:27 AM

hey guys, i want to upgrade my pc so that i can run games at a decent fps.

 

My current rig is:

CPU: AMD A6-6400K APU w/ Radeon graphics ~4.3ghz

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 8470D + HD 6450 Dual Graphics

Mobo: ASRock FM2A55M-VG3+ 

RAM: 8gb

 

 

I play mainly CS:GO, but only get 30-50fps on low settings. Would it be cheaper to just build a whole new pc, or to upgrade this? price limit, want to keep the upgrading below ~800.

 

What part should i go with first? 

 

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#2 Drew1903

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 02:57 AM

Forgive me, it's late & I'm too tired right now to do a bunch of research.

Upgrade the OS to Windows 10 (29/7)

Recommend Intel i7 for the CPU
 

Spend the $$ for a good vid card.  GeForce GT-930 or better.

8Gigs RAM is ok but, RAM is cheap, could be another 8 in the empty slot.

OS on a SSD + an internal HDD for Data & an External for backup.

For now, I trust this helps a bit. 

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#3 JerkyMcDilerino

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 03:32 AM

Recommend Intel i7 for the CPU

This is a big no no no, I5 is plenty enough for gaming unless you are video editing or editing then go with I7. 


Edited by JerkyMcDilerino, 07 July 2015 - 03:32 AM.


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 07:09 AM

Bur definitely go to Intel, Intel is a fair bit better at gaming.


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 07:36 AM

Bur definitely go to Intel, Intel is a fair bit better at gaming.

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 08:09 PM

You can still use AMD.  I use an FX-8150 and play The Witcher 3 without any issues, that said, AMD has majorly stumbled with their more recent CPU's.  AMD's Zen could be good, but I would recommend the Intel Skylake CPU's if you are going to be swapping out the motherboard.  But, these processors won't be out until August.

 

You can upgrade this PC, but you are limited in terms of the CPU.  About the highest-end processor you can get with that motherboard is AMD A10-7800.  This is not as powerful as the FX processors, so you may want to do a rebuild of this PC with more powerful components.

 

If you cannot wait a month or two for Skylake, you can try the following...

 

Motherboard:  GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3

CPU:  Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5GHz

OS:  Windows 8.1 (You cannot transfer your old Windows license unless it is a full retail version and not an OEM/System Builder copy)

GPU:  EVGA 04G-P4-2974-KR GeForce GTX 970  (Make sure you already have at least a 500W power supply)

You can keep your RAM, optical drive, case (Assuming it isn't a custom or slimline one), and hard drives.  You should be below the $800 mark.  If you would like to splurge, you can get an SSD such as the Crucial BX100 CT250BX100SSD1 2.5" 250GB for your operating system and most frequently used programs. 


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