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Unknown Gaming Rig Given to Me, But I want to upgrade my GPU, will it bottle nec


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#1 sambrincat

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 11:00 AM

Hi All,
 
I have been given a gaming PC and it has been so long since I have  been invloved in hardware that I have no idea where it stands.
 
The bottom line Is I want to buy at GTX 1080 and put it straight into this box (it will fit). Will my CPU or Motherboard bottle neck it? Is it worth doing?
 
Can you please give me advice on what I should do?
 
The box has in it:
 
Motherboard - M5A78L-M/USB3 (I believe this board is PCIe 2.0 16 x 1 as that what it reads on the board itself - https://www.asus.com/au/Motherboards/M5A78LMUSB3/gallery/
RAM - 16GB Giel RAM DDR3
Power Supply 500w Couger
Current GPU - AMD Radeon R7 370 ( I belive this card is PCIE 3.0)
 
 
Do I need to build from scratch to get this card and it be worth it? or can I just slot it in? or do I need to replace some things?
 
Thanks for all your help


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Posted 29 July 2016 - 11:25 AM

The fx 6300 would be a bad
match for the gtx 1080.
Minimum cpu I would pair with
an 1080 would be an i5 6600k.
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Posted 02 August 2016 - 04:47 AM

The fx 6300 would be a bad
match for the gtx 1080.
Minimum cpu I would pair with
an 1080 would be an i5 6600k.

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 04:54 AM



 

Hi All,
 
I have been given a gaming PC and it has been so long since I have  been invloved in hardware that I have no idea where it stands.
 
The bottom line Is I want to buy at GTX 1080 and put it straight into this box (it will fit). Will my CPU or Motherboard bottle neck it? Is it worth doing?
 
Can you please give me advice on what I should do?
 
The box has in it:
 
Motherboard - M5A78L-M/USB3 (I believe this board is PCIe 2.0 16 x 1 as that what it reads on the board itself - https://www.asus.com/au/Motherboards/M5A78LMUSB3/gallery/
RAM - 16GB Giel RAM DDR3
Power Supply 500w Couger
Current GPU - AMD Radeon R7 370 ( I belive this card is PCIE 3.0)
 
 
Do I need to build from scratch to get this card and it be worth it? or can I just slot it in? or do I need to replace some things?
 
Thanks for all your help

 

 

Keep it as is, except for 2 items.

 

Upgrade the Power supply unit and graphics card.

 

 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card  ($269.99 @ B&H) 
Total: $338.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-02 05:53 EDT-0400


#5 sambrincat

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 09:24 PM

How about if I was to upgrade the CPU to a FX-8320 or 8350 and purchase a second hand FX-480 or a GTX 970.
 
And keep everything else the same (500w power supply, ram, mother board, box)
 
Would that work??


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 03:41 PM

Yes, it should work. You meant RX 480, right?


Edited by Drillingmachine, 04 August 2016 - 03:42 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 07:48 PM

Thanks for your help here are the specs:

 

Motherboard - M5A78L-M/USB3 (I believe this board is PCIe 2.0 16 x 1 as that what it reads on the board itself - https://www.asus.com/au/Motherboards/M5A78LMUSB3/gallery/
RAM - 16GB Giel RAM DDR3
Power Supply 500w Couger
Current GPU - AMD Radeon R7 370 ( I belive this card is PCIE 3.0)

Edited by hamluis, 06 August 2016 - 09:56 AM.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 06:02 AM

Yes, those parts should work together. PCI Express 3.0 should not be problem, R7 370 is PCI Express 3.0.






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