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#1 daniellevy21

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 03:20 PM

Hello everyone

 

I was thinking about getting a new pc for a while but I really don't know if upgrading is worth it.

Or maybe the new parts want benefit as much as they could with a new PC

The problem right now is I'm a bit low on budget so getting a new pc will be hard for me.

 

These are my specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3470

Motherboard: Intel DH61CR

Ram: 8 GBytes DDR3

GPU: PNY GT630

 

The Parts I was thinking to buy:

GPU: Asus GTX970 TURBO OC 4GB GDDR5

Power Supply: Corsair 430W 80+ Bronze CX430M

Case(so I have enough space for the new GPU):Corsair Carbide 300R Compact

 

Thanks you and have a nice day!

 

 

 

 



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Posted 06 September 2015 - 05:53 PM

I would go with a 600w PSU minimum


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 05:45 AM

Hello everyone

 

I was thinking about getting a new pc for a while but I really don't know if upgrading is worth it.

Or maybe the new parts want benefit as much as they could with a new PC

The problem right now is I'm a bit low on budget so getting a new pc will be hard for me.

 

These are my specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3470

Motherboard: Intel DH61CR

Ram: 8 GBytes DDR3

GPU: PNY GT630

 

The Parts I was thinking to buy:

GPU: Asus GTX970 TURBO OC 4GB GDDR5

Power Supply: Corsair 430W 80+ Bronze CX430M

Case(so I have enough space for the new GPU):Corsair Carbide 300R Compact

 

Thanks you and have a nice day!

Corsair VS,CX and RM series are pretty bad powersupplies.

Would recommend you go with something like an EVGA Supernova 550w G2. This is plenty, you dont need 600w.

 

Also that upgrade will be massive. GT630 vs GTX970 doesnt compare. But you might wanna upgrade the motherboard.


Edited by IWant2Help, 11 September 2015 - 05:51 AM.


#4 pistol22cal

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 03:02 PM

 

Hello everyone

 

I was thinking about getting a new pc for a while but I really don't know if upgrading is worth it.

Or maybe the new parts want benefit as much as they could with a new PC

The problem right now is I'm a bit low on budget so getting a new pc will be hard for me.

 

These are my specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3470

Motherboard: Intel DH61CR

Ram: 8 GBytes DDR3

GPU: PNY GT630

 

The Parts I was thinking to buy:

GPU: Asus GTX970 TURBO OC 4GB GDDR5

Power Supply: Corsair 430W 80+ Bronze CX430M

Case(so I have enough space for the new GPU):Corsair Carbide 300R Compact

 

Thanks you and have a nice day!

Corsair VS,CX and RM series are pretty bad powersupplies.

Would recommend you go with something like an EVGA Supernova 550w G2. This is plenty, you dont need 600w.

 

Also that upgrade will be massive. GT630 vs GTX970 doesnt compare. But you might wanna upgrade the motherboard.

 

 

You are not going to see a price difference --- here we see $13 and for $13 you get 50w more! I would buy a 600w

 

550w - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256085

 

600w - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256109

 

 

As far as upgrade you mobo -- as long as your case will hold a 970 and you mobo supports PCI 16x 2.0 you should be fine no need to upgrade you mobo.


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 03:52 PM

 

 

Hello everyone

 

I was thinking about getting a new pc for a while but I really don't know if upgrading is worth it.

Or maybe the new parts want benefit as much as they could with a new PC

The problem right now is I'm a bit low on budget so getting a new pc will be hard for me.

 

These are my specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3470

Motherboard: Intel DH61CR

Ram: 8 GBytes DDR3

GPU: PNY GT630

 

The Parts I was thinking to buy:

GPU: Asus GTX970 TURBO OC 4GB GDDR5

Power Supply: Corsair 430W 80+ Bronze CX430M

Case(so I have enough space for the new GPU):Corsair Carbide 300R Compact

 

Thanks you and have a nice day!

Corsair VS,CX and RM series are pretty bad powersupplies.

Would recommend you go with something like an EVGA Supernova 550w G2. This is plenty, you dont need 600w.

 

Also that upgrade will be massive. GT630 vs GTX970 doesnt compare. But you might wanna upgrade the motherboard.

 

 

You are not going to see a price difference --- here we see $13 and for $13 you get 50w more! I would buy a 600w

 

550w - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256085

 

600w - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256109

 

 

As far as upgrade you mobo -- as long as your case will hold a 970 and you mobo supports PCI 16x 2.0 you should be fine no need to upgrade you mobo.

 

Or just go with something that is cheaper and got higher ratings: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438053&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

Review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=440



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 05:50 AM

I wouldn't upgrade the mobo, as what you have works, and your copy of windows is bound to the motherboard.

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