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Question on Rebuilding my Desktop PC?.


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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:22 AM

As the GPU in my 5-6yr old desktop PC is showing signs of degradation I thought perhaps I could just replace it and therefore keep my costs to a minimum but after the replies I got from my previous thread I decided it may be better just to try another solution altogether. There is nothing wrong with the SSD, HDD, Optical DVD ROM drive or the power source in my present PC. If I bought a new modern motherboard, CPU and GPU would this be feasible?. I did some searching on the Ebuyer site and came up with the following.
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Would these components be compatible and if so would I have to reinstall my copy of Windows 7 or would it be a matter of plug and play so to speak?.

My present PC spec is as follows.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 Rev 1.4
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor
RAM: OCZ 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5750 1GB GDDR5
Optical Drive: LG GH22LS50 22x DVD±RW DL LightScribe SATA
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E
Storage:
Main Drive: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB ATA
Back Up HDD: Samsung Spin Point F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache

 


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.

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#2 Planemaster2

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:06 PM

If your desktop is 5 - 6 years old, it may be worth changing the PSU as well. You would have to reinstall a copy of Windows if you get those new parts unfortunately although I'd recommend Windows 10 (as much as I don't like it) due to the fact there will be no support for it after 2020. 



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:09 PM

I'd change video card to AMD RX 460/470. Other than that, looks good.

 

For Windows 7, it's same old story about OEM license and motherboard but it all depends on where you live.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:15 PM

Between the 1050 Ti and the RX 460, I'd prefer a 1050 Ti http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti-vs-AMD-RX-460/3649vs3641. RX 470, however, is certainly worth it if you're willing to sped the extra bit of cash






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