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I want to upgrade my gpu

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#1 Jrod_34


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 10:18 PM

Years back I bought a prebuilt pc and its time to upgrade. I know the whole system could probably be upgraded but I want to start with the gpu. I've been looking into graphics cards a little and was possibly thinking about taking the path towards and rx 460 / 470. Im not looking for an exceptional gpu but right now anything will be great compared to the gpu that is in the computer.


This computer is an IBUYPOWER- I-Series 301
CPU- AMD FX™-4300 Quad Core 3.80 GHz
GPU- GeForce GT 610
Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
HDD- Toshiba DT01ACA200

SSD- Sandisk 240GB
Power Supply- Thermaltake toughpower 850W Gold

I am noticing my pc falling behind in the world, less fps in games, etc. When I first got it I wasn't much into computers but I want to get more into them but I don't know where to start. So I would like some tips on whether to just upgrade it and what to upgrade, or should I sell it and try to build my own. Preferably which ever is the most bang for the buck. I'm not rich so whatever will do me best for not such a high amount. But I do want a solid gaming pc that can give me good fps.
Please Help, and Thank you.

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#2 Max-from-DeskRoll


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 01:20 AM

I'm assuming you will be running games @1920x1080 or below.

I think GTX 1060 3GB or 6 GB is a good choice, especially given that you are now using a Geforce hence no need to reinstall drivers.

This GPU is cold and not power hungry (so, the cards are really quiet). It will last long and give very good performance for a few years to come.

If you go for the 1060, I can advise on specific models (will need to do a small research about what's new on the market).

A more powerful card will probably be an overkill for your current setup.

#3 nordman


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 11:44 AM

GTX 1060 3GB or 6 GB would be a good decision. 

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:59 AM

Some great suggestions aboeve I would also suggest the AMD RX 470 it's a great card for the money and it would be a nice match for your FX 4300.

Edited by Zone_86, 05 February 2017 - 06:59 AM.

#5 aeclubwoi


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:11 AM

GTX 1060 3GB Better, I buy years ago.

#6 Ryan_Aquino


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:25 AM

You can check GeForce GTX 1060 that i found and helps me regarding my laptop.

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