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#1 dtclukas

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:16 AM

Hello,

 

My name's Lukas and I'd like to upgrade my PC, however I don't really have knowledge of what to upgrade. What I want to do is record, stream and multitask as well (Playing a game while having a stream open)

 

These are my specifications : https://gyazo.com/a8edfc916bb8180738477b45f068c00f

 

My budget is around 1000-1100 dollars.

 

Thanks in advance!


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:32 AM

You cannot do that now? What hard disk or SSD?



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:43 AM

You cannot do that now? What hard disk or SSD?

I have a samsung EVO SSD 250GB



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:48 AM

That's OK then. Your current system is not enough, it seems. What game(s) are causing problems?

 

For upgrading, I need to know other parts too (power supply manufacturer and model, case, memory clock speed and how many sticks). Motherboard and CPU will be changed anyway if upgrading.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:24 AM

That's OK then. Your current system is not enough, it seems. What game(s) are causing problems?

 

For upgrading, I need to know other parts too (power supply manufacturer and model, case, memory clock speed and how many sticks). Motherboard and CPU will be changed anyway if upgrading.

I got 500 Watt master cooler, got the Cooler master k-350 blue case. My PC RAM speed is 1600, and I don't know what you mean with 'how many sticks'. So you're saying I don't need a new motherboard when I'm ordering new stuff? I got the MSI FM2-A78M-E35. 

 

Thanks for the help btw, appreciate it!


Edited by dtclukas, 08 August 2016 - 08:25 AM.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:46 AM

8GB RAM may be 1*8GB, 2*4GB or 4*2GB. I assume you have 2*4GB.

 

For 1000 dollars you have virtually endless choices. Video card and drives remain (memory too on certain cases). I recommend switching case too and adding better cooler, lists assume you are sticking with current case):

 

High end

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor  ($369.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK AIDOS 48.6 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($28.18 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard  ($193.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $660.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-08 09:45 EDT-0400

 

Much cheaper

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor  ($138.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK AIDOS 48.6 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($28.18 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill NS Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $286.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-08 09:44 EDT-0400

 

You may also sell your current machine (leaving video card) and build new one.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:52 AM

8GB RAM may be 1*8GB, 2*4GB or 4*2GB. I assume you have 2*4GB.

 

For 1000 dollars you have virtually endless choices. Video card and drives remain (memory too on certain cases). I recommend switching case too and adding better cooler, lists assume you are sticking with current case):

 

High end

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor  ($369.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK AIDOS 48.6 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($28.18 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard  ($193.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $660.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-08 09:45 EDT-0400

 

Much cheaper

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor  ($138.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK AIDOS 48.6 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($28.18 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill NS Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $286.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-08 09:44 EDT-0400

 

You may also sell your current machine (leaving video card) and build new one.

So I don't have to upgrade my 2GB videocard?



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 09:06 AM

It depends on what games you play and with what settings. Also what exactly is reason why you want to upgrade?



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 09:09 AM

It depends on what games you play and with what settings. Also what exactly is reason why you want to upgrade?


I play games like League of Legends and Overwatch. Those games run pretty decent. But whenever I attempt to play GTA, the FPS is really bad. Same goes with ARK:survival evolved. I also want to record and stream, and my current setup is not allowing a somewhat decent FPS on these games while recording.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 10:18 AM

Then you probably need better video card also. I suggest you wait until RX 480 availability is better. Shouldn't take long. Then upgrade video card and if that helps enough, problem solved. If not, make bigger upgrade. You probably can get some cash selling current parts.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 10:27 AM

Then you probably need better video card also. I suggest you wait until RX 480 availability is better. Shouldn't take long. Then upgrade video card and if that helps enough, problem solved. If not, make bigger upgrade. You probably can get some cash selling current parts.

Thank you for your help! Much appreciated. 1 more question though. I don't have any experience building a PC on my own, so if I order these parts, would it be hard to compile them in the PC by myself?


Edited by dtclukas, 08 August 2016 - 10:32 AM.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:45 PM

There are tons of PC building guides around web. It's impossible to say is it hard or not. For those who ask, I usually suggest to look for guides (google build PC etc) AND practice with very low end (or preferably broken) build so that first time is not with expensive parts.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:49 PM

Thanks for the help!




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