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6 year old pc in need


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#1 Stavolta

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 11:46 PM

Hi everyone!

 

I have a 6 year old pc that needs an upgrade. I am trying to find what i want but i am not so sure that i am going right way, so i want your thoughts and opinions.

 

These is my setup at the moment:

 

CPU: Intel i7 860 @ 2.80 Ghz

Motherboard: ASUS P7P55-M

GPU: Gainward gt240 512 Mb (i know...)

RAM; Crucial 4 GB DDR3-1333 Mhz

 

I am thinking about keeping the CPU and motherboard and replacing the GPU going for a GTX750ti and the RAM with 8GB and adding an SSD for some speed.

So, i have 2 questions:

 

1) Should i go with these?

 

2) Should i tap into OC and a little bit more power?

 

Feel free to suggest any other compinations that might be better.

Thank you!



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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 12:45 AM

Overclock CPU and that's OK. Adding more RAM and SSD is also good idea.

AMD RX-series (RX 460/470) is much better than 750Ti.

Edited by Drillingmachine, 13 October 2016 - 12:46 AM.


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 03:36 AM

You could add more memory to 8GB but be sure you get a matched pair. Adding a RX 470 is a good idea as the above poster pointed out just be sure you have at least a good decent quality 500W power supply.



#4 Stavolta

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 07:00 AM

How much power do i lose if i go with PCI Express x16 3.0 GPU on a PCI Express x16 2.0 motherboard? Forgot to mention it..

I guess i'll have to change the motherboard too... But then with1156 CPU what motherboard could i get?



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 04:31 PM

What's the purpose of the upgrade...what do you hope to accomplish that you cannot presently accomplish?

 

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 02:27 AM

You don't lose anything at all going with a native PCie 3.0 GPU on a PCie 2.0 mobo. Hamulis asks a great question, and Drilling machine may have more to ask too. What do you intend to do with your PC?



#7 Stavolta

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 05:05 AM

The main thing is gaming. Not the heavy staff. I am in LoL WoW Diablo (i ll maybe buy overwatch after the upgrade) but i want it to go smooth and not be forced to play at lowest graphic setting possible!

Sometimes when more than 2 programs run i get the "not responding" and is very frustrating. I just want it to go smooth thats it.



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 06:15 AM

You probably don't need to overclock that CPU, a RAM upgrade to 8GB and a new graphics card would work well for those games.  AMD's RX series of GPU's would do well, such as an RX 470.  If you are still having slowdowns, an SSD would help with loading times.


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 06:24 AM

The thing is that i am stuck at 1333 Mhz if i dont overclock. Maybe i dont need 1600 Mhz. :)

Thanks! :D



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 02:13 PM

Sometimes when more than 2 programs run i get the "not responding" and is very frustrating. I just want it to go smooth thats it.


Sounds like SSD could help for that one.

PCI Express 2.0 x16 is fast enough for every graphic card that exists.

Overwatch is not demanding. So GPU + SSD is what you'll want.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 06:12 AM

The thing is that i am stuck at 1333 Mhz if i dont overclock. Maybe i dont need 1600 Mhz. :)

Thanks! :D

1333 is plenty fast enough for games.  Usually, RAM speeds don't make much of a difference in gaming unless you are using certain integrated GPU's.


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 04:53 AM

There is nothing wrong at all with 1333 MHZ it works just fine lots of gamers using it. I use 16G of DDR3 1600 9-9-9 timings which is close to DDR3 1333 and there is not a game made that I can't own.






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