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#1 Baannanna

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 03:27 AM

Hey guys earlier this year I purchased a computer and am looking to upgrade it now a little bit. I have little idea about upgrading and what to buy and whats worth my time.

 

This is the computer I bought(judge me all you want for buying pre built lol)

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016LO0QPC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I wanted to upgrade my graphics card but then I was told by a buddy that my setup cant handle it. IDK honestly, any help to upgrading me would be appreciated. Looking to spend like 500-1000$. Not looking to buy a new computer so please dont reply that. Thanks



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Posted 03 December 2016 - 07:24 AM

No one is going to judge you for bying a pre-built welcome to the forum. What matters most in a GPU upgrade is the power supply and many times those vendors include a sub-par PSU it's usually just enough to run what you have. If you can list the power supply unit you have in your unit. If you will take the side cover off usually there is an affixed label with the specifications. Post a pic here, or just tell us what it says (brand/model.wattage) and the +12v ratings you can see. If you are also looking to upgrade to a new or better CPU the motherboard matters. From what I can see here_http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883272146 - and with the pic of what may be your board here

 

83-272-146-07.jpg?w=660&h=500

Looks like you likely have a lower quality Ultra 500W PSU and an MSI 760g mobo. Probably the P23 or P34. Let us know what you intend to do with your PC going forward. If it's a CPU upgrade (if you have that same mobo) I would not upgrade to anything past a FX 6300 and maybe a RX 470/GTX 1060, but for sure if I di that I would upgrade to a better quality power supply unit something like a Seasonic 520w-eVGA 600w.


Edited by Zone_86, 03 December 2016 - 07:26 AM.


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 07:23 PM

No one is going to judge you for bying a pre-built welcome to the forum. What matters most in a GPU upgrade is the power supply and many times those vendors include a sub-par PSU it's usually just enough to run what you have. If you can list the power supply unit you have in your unit. If you will take the side cover off usually there is an affixed label with the specifications. Post a pic here, or just tell us what it says (brand/model.wattage) and the +12v ratings you can see. If you are also looking to upgrade to a new or better CPU the motherboard matters. From what I can see here_http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883272146 - and with the pic of what may be your board here

 

83-272-146-07.jpg?w=660&h=500

Looks like you likely have a lower quality Ultra 500W PSU and an MSI 760g mobo. Probably the P23 or P34. Let us know what you intend to do with your PC going forward. If it's a CPU upgrade (if you have that same mobo) I would not upgrade to anything past a FX 6300 and maybe a RX 470/GTX 1060, but for sure if I di that I would upgrade to a better quality power supply unit something like a Seasonic 520w-eVGA 600w.

So the power supply it has is EVGA 450 Watts. And i believe the mother board is MSI AM3+ V X16 2D3 M16 GL R MATX

 

Im just mainly looking to game more hardcore. I have league and stuff I play but like I cant play on great quality as well as H1Z1


Edited by Baannanna, 03 December 2016 - 07:30 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 07:43 PM

A 450W power supply is ok with the components you have but I would upgrade it to a 600W eVGA, or 520W-620 Seasonic if you intend to purchase a better GPU. If it were me this is what I would get.

 

SeaSonic S12II Series S12II 620 Bronze

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096&cm_re=620w_seasonic-_-17-151-096-_-Product

 

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286&cm_re=FX_6300-_-19-113-286-_-Product

 

XFX Radeon RX 470 RS Triple X

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150776&cm_re=RX_470-_-14-150-776-_-Product

 

*Note if you don't have the budget for all 3 parts you could just get the PSU and GPU for now upgrade the processor later. Also note 620w-600w gives you some headroom to add future GPU's of choice with no issue.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 03 December 2016 - 08:58 PM

A 450W power supply is ok with the components you have but I would upgrade it to a 600W eVGA, or 520W-620 Seasonic if you intend to purchase a better GPU. If it were me this is what I would get.

 

SeaSonic S12II Series S12II 620 Bronze

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096&cm_re=620w_seasonic-_-17-151-096-_-Product

 

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286&cm_re=FX_6300-_-19-113-286-_-Product

 

XFX Radeon RX 470 RS Triple X

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150776&cm_re=RX_470-_-14-150-776-_-Product

 

*Note if you don't have the budget for all 3 parts you could just get the PSU and GPU for now upgrade the processor later. Also note 620w-600w gives you some headroom to add future GPU's of choice with no issue.

 

 

 

 

Sweet thank you man for your help. Ill definitely be adding these onto my setup






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