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Need Help With Upgrading CPU, Power Supply, and Graphics Card


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#1 Rocket_Finn

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 06:43 AM

So I bought a stock gaming computer a while ago and it's fine for playing games like CS:GO and Overwatch. I've had Fallout 4 ever since I purchased this computer, but I get around 30 fps with all the settings as low as they can go, and it's still really choppy and not much fun to play. I'm not good at picking parts or knowing what parts go together, but I do know how to take a computer apart and put new parts in if I need to.

 

So basically, I want to upgrade my CPU, power supply, and graphics card so I can play games and still enjoy them. And when I say upgrade I don't mean the top of the line like a GTX1080. I just want something that will allow me to game whenever I want and not get frustrated because I'm getting low frame rates.

 

This is as link to the PC I bought about a year ago and have not changed anything yet: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gamer-ultra-desktop-amd-fx-series-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black-blue/4593000.p?skuId=4593000

 

I'm sorry If I left any information out.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 07:45 AM

Checked out link and the only thing i can get from it is mid tower case, 8 gig ram, AMD cpu/video hardware, doing the following could be helpfull

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/

 

As well what cooler are you using for your cpu ? and what PSU we talking about in that thing ?



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Posted 06 February 2017 - 10:53 AM

There's actually quite a bit on info on the Best Buy page.  That PC uses and AMD FX-4300, 8GB of RAM, and an AMD Radeon R7 240.  We will need to know the motherboard and the kind of power supply it is using.  For a $500 PC, I wouldn't expect a high-end PSU, but that is a fairly low-end graphics card for gaming.

 

Upgrading the power supply to a CORSAIR AX Series AX760 760W, assuming it using a standard ATX power supply, would allow you to use most GPU's on the market, GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 4GB, would work well for a decent GPU.  We will need to know the motherboard for the CPU.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:18 AM

There's actually quite a bit on info on the Best Buy page.  That PC uses and AMD FX-4300, 8GB of RAM, and an AMD Radeon R7 240.  We will need to know the motherboard and the kind of power supply it is using.  For a $500 PC, I wouldn't expect a high-end PSU, but that is a fairly low-end graphics card for gaming.

 

Upgrading the power supply to a CORSAIR AX Series AX760 760W, assuming it using a standard ATX power supply, would allow you to use most GPU's on the market, GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 4GB, would work well for a decent GPU.  We will need to know the motherboard for the CPU.

The motherboard is a MSI 760GM-P23(FX)



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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:12 PM

Seems quite steep for a FX 4300/R7 240 combination. for $550, I'd at least expect an RX 460 :/ 



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Posted 06 February 2017 - 06:58 PM

My bad, didn't scroll down, guess im a bone head :D

 

Video card looks like a joke, and why did they put 2gigs ram on it, something that slow shouldn't have more then 512 ram if not 256megs.

 

Mini motherboard dousen't do anything for me, well at lest you have a 32bit pci slot on it, though of corse i never like mini ATX boards

 

for $550, I'd at least expect an RX 460 :/

 

Agreed

 

Just look at the review here of both cards here, the RX460 is all most 7x "700%" faster and price wise only $20 more then the R7 240

 

And ya id probly upgrade the PSU though no need for a 750watt unless you wan't something good to hand on to over the years as your hardware changes, chances are the one thats in their is trash.

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125897

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125919






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