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What is the best upgrade for my build?


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#1 Clubz

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 08:16 AM

So I got my gaming computer custom made from Ibuypower.com and I've had it for almost 3 years now and I am looking to make improvements. (not sure if warranty is on the whole or the parts I bought either way im doing this) I will attach the order list to give a good Idea of my current build is adding that I now have Win10 and the fact that upgrading my power supply is a must due to a very loose inlet and that I have a Upstar UE2220 22-Inch 1080p LED TV as my monitor if that matters

 

 

1 x ARC 647 Gaming Case - Black
Processor 1 x AMD FX-6300 CPU (6x 3.50GHz/6MB L2 Cache)
Processor Cooling 1 x AVC Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD] - Free Upgrade to Asetek 510LC (Standard 120mm Fan)
Memory 1 x 8 GB [4 GB x2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand **Free Upgrade to DDR3-1866 G.SKILL RipjawsX
Video Card 1 x AMD Radeon R9 270X - 2GB - FREE Upgrade to R9 280 3GB - Single Card
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE] - 10 ft. Braided HDMI to HDMI Cable (Shielded Cable for maximum interference rejection 4K resolution ready) - FREE with any System
Motherboard 1 x ASUS M5A97 R2.0 -- AMD 970 w/ 2x PCIe x16, 2x USB 3.0, 6x USB 2.0
Power Supply 1 x 600 Watt - Standard - *Free Upgrade to 700 Watt Standard 80 PLUS* (Save $20)
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Optical Drive 1 x LG 12x Blu-ray Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card 1 x Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card
Keyboard 1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard
 
Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated

 



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#2 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 08:24 AM

If anything, upgrade the video card. That, however depends on your budget.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 08:29 AM

@Captain_Chicken Any suggestions on what could be better but not completely overboard for my cpu (I will be getting a stronger power supply so take that into consideration as well)



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:18 AM

Your CPU is actually pretty good for most current cards.  You could also upgrade that, if you so choose. 

 

A GTX 960 would be a slight upgrade depending on that game.  The EVGA GeForce GTX 960 02G-P4-2966-KR 2GB would be good for a 960.  A larger upgrade would be a EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-2974-KR 4GB SC GAMING w/ACX 2.0.

 

If you want to upgrade your CPU, you can try the AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz or the FX-8320.


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:11 PM

If you're just gaming and you're not going to run a multi GPU setup you should be fine with the 6300. AMD gets a lot of flack for falling behind these days, but the lil 6300 is a great gaming CPU.
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