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#1 lizardwizard

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 02:26 AM

Hey guys, first of all, pardon my poor English, it's not my first language.

 

Anyway, i'm thinking about upgrading my PC but i'm a massive noob when it comes to this stuff so i would very much appreciate some advice.

 

 

My current PC:

 

CPU: AMD FX-6300

GPU: ATI AMD Radeon R9 270 2048MB

Motherboard: ASRock 980DE3/U3S3 R2.0

RAM: 12GB DDR3

Power Supply: ATX 505W WIND

OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

 

 

Is upgrading this PC even worth it ? and if so which parts ?


Edited by lizardwizard, 25 July 2016 - 03:03 AM.


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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 06:53 AM

What are you trying to upgrade this PC for? 


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#3 lizardwizard

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 07:01 AM

What are you trying to upgrade this PC for? 

 

mostly gaming



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 07:41 AM

What graphics card are you using?  Your motherboard, CPU wise, can handle AMD's FX-8300 series of CPU's, but most games are graphics card bound, meaning, they utilize the graphics card more heavily.


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#5 lizardwizard

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 08:18 AM

What graphics card are you using?

 

Sapphire Dual-X R9 270



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 08:44 AM

I would upgrade the GPU first, then, if you have the money, go for the CPU as well.  With the GPU, you can get the RX 480, GTX 980, or GTX 970.  The RX is new with very limited stock, so prices may be inflated beyond $250 USD.  The 980 and 970 are more reasonably priced alternatives.


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#7 lizardwizard

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 09:22 AM

I would upgrade the GPU first, then, if you have the money, go for the CPU as well.  With the GPU, you can get the RX 480, GTX 980, or GTX 970.  The RX is new with very limited stock, so prices may be inflated beyond $250 USD.  The 980 and 970 are more reasonably priced alternatives.

 

Alright, i'll look into it. Thank you.



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 01:56 PM

My recommendation: Wait little more and when AMD launches Zen, you probably can get cheap FX-8350.

 

Then upgrade power supply and video card. I see no reason to upgrade previous generation card (R9 270) another with previous generation card (970, 980) even 970 and 980 are quite bit faster.


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Posted 26 July 2016 - 05:47 AM

Reason for upgrading a previous gen card with another previous gen card: Price and availability of new cards.  I have found it very difficult to find an RX card at MSRP due to availability.  Therefore, a 980 and 970 are the next-best choice.

 

If the OP can wait until the end of the year for Zen, they may get a better deal on the FX-8350.  Full availability of Zen will likely not be happening until 2017 so price cuts may not happen until then.  The FX is still fairly inexpensive as it is now.


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Posted 26 July 2016 - 07:00 AM

Availability is poor but IMO new generation cards are worth waiting.

 

FX-prices are so low already that not major price cuts expected from Zen. But perhaps used market will see used FX CPU's when people upgrade to Zen. This is hard to guess anyway.


Edited by hamluis, 27 July 2016 - 11:12 AM.





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