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Need Help on What to Upgrade First!


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#1 musicmakerfl

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 10:11 PM

(Excuse my ignorance on some things.)
Hey guys, my current pc specs are as follows:

CPU: AMD A10-5800k
Memory: 8G
GPU: GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW Edition
Mobo: FM2A88X Extreme4+
PSU: 600w

 

I mainly use my computer for gaming. I play games some light games like csgo and some heavier games like Witcher 3 and GTA V. This holiday season I am looking to do some upgrades for around $200. One of my biggest problems that I have ran into is my AMD APU. There are not many CPU's that I can upgrade from the FM2+ socket type. Another concern that I have is my case. My case is some off brand with not a lot of air flow. So a case could be a option for the upgrades. My main question is: What should I be looking at, what should I upgrade first!? I have no problem with any overclocking (If I have a bit of help). 

 

Thanks in advance!



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 12:37 AM

For gaming the graphics card is the most important part. Upgrade to the latest generation of GPU will boost gaming performance, especially GTA V.

 

GTX 1050 and GTX 1060 are both good choices, under your budget. If you like AMD, go for RX 470 or RX 480.


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CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 05:00 AM

I agree with the above. If it were me I would get a 4GB RX 470 for $200.00 average you cannot beat that price for the performance.



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 10:00 AM

For gaming the graphics card is the most important part. Upgrade to the latest generation of GPU will boost gaming performance, especially GTA V.
 
GTX 1050 and GTX 1060 are both good choices, under your budget. If you like AMD, go for RX 470 or RX 480.



First off, thanks for the reply. I looked into the rx 470. I noticed that that card would probably bottleneck my CPU. Is this true?

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 10:13 AM

The card is unlikely to bottleneck your CPU.

 

Whether or not your CPU will bottleneck the card, it depends on the overall system configuration. Based on the specs you give, bottlenecking should not be a serious problem.


CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 10:23 AM

The card is unlikely to bottleneck your CPU.
 
Whether or not your CPU will bottleneck the card, it depends on the overall system configuration. Based on the specs you give, bottlenecking should not be a serious problem.



Alright I think I will be getting the rx 470. I also had another question. My computer has really bad airflow and cable management. And tip's for either?

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 04:03 PM

What case? Adding more fans helps greatly in case you can put more fans on your case.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 04:06 PM

What case? Adding more fans helps greatly in case you can put more fans on your case.



I was thinking about getting a new case what do you guys recommend?

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 04:23 PM

You have virtually endless amount of cases to choose from. Put links to some ATX sized cases that "look good" and we check if if any of them is good or list better ones.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 08:47 PM

You have virtually endless amount of cases to choose from. Put links to some ATX sized cases that "look good" and we check if if any of them is good or list better ones.

 

 

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811352049

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146217

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811854003&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

 

What do you think for these. I am thinking the R5 becuase it is on sale right now.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 05:19 AM

Considering prices, R5 is good choice. Side window or without side window is up to you. Windowless version is $10 cheaper.




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