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What to upgrade in my PC?


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#1 thisc

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:27 PM

Hello, my PC was once good (years ago) but now it needs upgrading, here goes my setup. Basically I wanna play FIFA 17, the demo lags so...

 

 

AMD A8-6600K 4.20 GHz

6GB RAM

AMD Radeon HD 6570

1TB HD

Windows 7 64bits

 

What should I upgrade first? And what after? Thanks a lot!



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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 06:03 AM

The GPU could be swapped out for a newer model.  Fifa 17 suggests a GTX 660 equivalent GPU and an AMD FX-8150/i5 3550K equivalent CPU.  I would go for an RX 480, like the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 4GB GV-RX480G1GAMING-4GD or the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING, ACX 2.0.  Your power supply should be 500W before buying these. 

 

Your next upgrade could be the CPU, but AMD will be releasing their Zen processors next year, so you may want to hold off on that since it will require replacing your CPU, RAM, motherboard, and operating system license.  You could also upgrade your hard drive to an SSD if it already isn't one.


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 08:10 PM

The GPU could be swapped out for a newer model.  Fifa 17 suggests a GTX 660 equivalent GPU and an AMD FX-8150/i5 3550K equivalent CPU.  I would go for an RX 480, like the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 4GB GV-RX480G1GAMING-4GD or the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING, ACX 2.0.  Your power supply should be 500W before buying these. 

 

Your next upgrade could be the CPU, but AMD will be releasing their Zen processors next year, so you may want to hold off on that since it will require replacing your CPU, RAM, motherboard, and operating system license.  You could also upgrade your hard drive to an SSD if it already isn't one.

thanks a lot m8! much appreciated

 

does the CPU play that big role? I know it's kind of a stupid question, but if I upgrade my CPU I'll probably have to upgrade everything...
So I wanna know if I can live with it, and just change the other stuff (GPU, RAM)

Thanks!!!



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Posted 09 October 2016 - 01:16 PM

CPU should be enough but I recommend RX 470 instead of RX 480 as CPU is not top notch after all.



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Posted 10 October 2016 - 08:28 AM

CPU should be enough but I recommend RX 470 instead of RX 480 as CPU is not top notch after all.

the RX470 is too expensive around here and I guess it kinda doesn't match my CPU (price ratio), so I'm getting this:

GPU: GEFORCE GTX 950 2GB 

POWER SUPPLY: EVGA 430W

SSD: SSD Kingston 240B 

Another 4GB RAM equal to the one I have making it 8GB (2 slots)

 

What do you think about it?



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Posted 10 October 2016 - 09:50 AM

OK set except RX 460 is much better than GTX 950.



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Posted 10 October 2016 - 02:33 PM

OK set except RX 460 is much better than GTX 950.

I would agree.

If you are going to get a new Nvidia card, go with the 1060.
It has a much better price to performance ratio. Also, the 1060 only seems to only cost a little more then the 950, so its definitely worth it.
(Honestly 950 is currently overpriced for what you get.)

In USD
Nvidia 1060 = $200 - $250
Nvidia 950 = $150 - $180

 

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 03:27 PM

This is because right now the GTX 950/960 are purposfully way overpriced as they are being phased out. Nvidia does this on purpose whereas AMD does not in most cases until the very end of the phase-out. With that I agree an RX460/470 is a much better idea unless you want to upgrade to the GTX 1060. The RX 470 is a nice deal too the performance is between the GTX 960-970.



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Posted 10 October 2016 - 06:30 PM

guess I'm getting the gtx960?

 

in my currency:

GTX 960 2GB = R$790

AMD RADEON RX 470 4GB  = R$970

GTX 1060 3GB MINI = R$ 1016 (what the f... is a mini?)

GTX 1060 6GB = R$1200

 

take in account I'm a trainee making R$2000

 

 

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:48 PM

GTX 960 is a very nice budget card still if you can get it at a good price. RX 470 if you can stretch it would be much better -- a good deal faster, and I personally like AMD's image IQ, and longevity of driver optimization. GTX 1060 even better (performance wise) but if you can get one of those don't get a gimped 3GB model get a 6GB model that way you can use ultra settings on all the new games without too much frame hitching or drops. A mini, is what it implies. A miniature version with a cut down PCB usually much shorter sometimes the PCB is around 5-6-7". Most folks that buy these are using an ITX system or a very small mATX system and simple desire a small card to fit, and allow the card and the system to have more breathing room.


Edited by Zone_86, 10 October 2016 - 10:48 PM.





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