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#1 Chris Pilkington

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:07 PM

Hi i am looking for some advice on gaming on my computer. I follow someone no youtube who has this Rig which allows him to play the game i wish to on maximum. Here is his rig- I7 4790k OC'd to 4.9ghz. 16BG Corsair Vengeance Pro 3300mhz ram OC'd. 2 Samsung Evo SSDs. Corsair h100i Liquid Cpu Cooler. Corsair 1,000 watt psu. ASUS ROG VII GENE Micro ATX Motherboard. ASUS ROG OC front Panel. Gtx980 ASUS Matrix Platinum OC'd to 1410MHz on a water block.

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Radeon Software Version - 17.2.1. Radeon Software Edition - Crimson ReLive. Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series. Memory Size - 3072 MB. Memory Type - GDDR5. Core Clock - 925 MHz. Windows Version - Windows 10 (64 bit). System Memory - 16 GB. CPU Type - AMD FX™-8350 Eight-Core Processor. GPU Clock for gaming - 1105mhz out of 1200. Memory clock for gaming - 1425mhz our of 1575 mhz. power control 0% . fan speed auto.

I'm not the best when it comes to PC's so i'm just looking for some advice on anything i can do today to increase performance, i have been told to buy a GTX 1080 as that is the only thing worth doing to this computer to increase its performance. (by the way i know my computer is far inferior to the above one)

With regards to increasing any of these stats too, any help would be great.

GPU Clock for gaming - 1105mhz out of possible 1200. Memory clock for gaming - 1425mhz our of possible 1575 mhz. power control 0% . fan speed auto.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:19 PM

Your monitor and PSU are?

 

Hard to recommend GTX 1080 for that system.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:35 PM

Are you on a Solid State Drive (SSD)?  That would be an increase in speed for anything that relies on disk speed.

 

What is your goal with this upgrade?  To get you another year until you build again?  If that is the case you want to put your money into parts you can move to your new build.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:38 PM

Monitor - Acer S241HL - 24" LED Monitor - Full HD (1080p) 

 

Psu - i couldn't tell you off the top of my head as i'd need to open it up to see. 



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:46 PM

Open it up and take a look, a lot of PSU's are low quality so if you want your build to last, you may need a new PSU depending on the quality.

 

A GTX 1080 is a bit of a shallow suggestion considering the monitor is 1080p/60Hz. The best upgrade you could make would  be one of the new Ryzen CPU's, a new motherboard and new RAM that supports the AM4 platform and an RX 480 4GB.

 

 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($109.89 @ OutletPC) 
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($52.88 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB Video Card  ($185.66 @ Jet) 
Other: Ryzen 5 (Price estimate depenidng on model) ($200.00)
Total: $548.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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It's a $50 more expensive than a cheap GTX 1080 but it would keep you solid for quite a while.
 
Otherwise, for now as the 8350 is by no means a bad card, the RX 480 would be completely fine for an upgrade as you aren't gaming at 4K which the GTX 1080 is designed to.
 
This would be the RX 480 upgrade
 

 
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB Video Card  ($185.66 @ Jet) 
Total: $383.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-06 14:47 EDT-0400
 
An SSD is going to make everything run smoothly, it speeds up everything the CPU and GPU can't. And the power supply may be included if your current one is bad.

Edited by Planemaster2, 06 April 2017 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:53 PM

ah wow that's really helpful thanks. What i have isn't working too bad with gaming. i mainly play Total war games and that can require something which handles a big load when theres alot of units on screen. 

 

Any advice on changing any of this and if its worth it for any slight difference?

 

GPU Clock for gaming - i have it set on1105mhz out of possible 1200

Memory clock for gaming - set on 1425mhz our of possible 1575 mhz

power control 0% and it goes up to 20% (but ive not changed this in case it was abit dodgy)

 

Thanks again  :)



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:09 PM

After looking on the listing i purchased if from on ebay. it says it includes a 600w psu



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:15 PM

After looking on the listing i purchased if from on ebay. it says it includes a 600w psu

 

It's probably a low end model then. It would be worth replacing the PSU with the one I mentioned above.

 

For the GPU overclocking, you'd get 2 - 3 FPS difference really, there's not much you can do when overclocking it.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:16 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
 
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB Video Card  ($185.66 @ Jet) 
Total: $383.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-06 14:47 EDT-0400
 
An SSD is going to make everything run smoothly, it speeds up everything the CPU and GPU can't. And the power supply may be included if your current one is bad.

 

 

I really doubt FX-8350 motherboard has M.2 slot...



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:32 PM

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
 
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB Video Card  ($185.66 @ Jet) 
Total: $383.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-06 14:47 EDT-0400
 
An SSD is going to make everything run smoothly, it speeds up everything the CPU and GPU can't. And the power supply may be included if your current one is bad.

 

 

I really doubt FX-8350 motherboard has M.2 slot...

 

 

Good call, OP may not even be able to utilize the full potential of an SSD if we find he has lots of SATA 2 ports. 

 

@OP, could you please follow this: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:46 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/dNlpUibEqlb24VoKhuVYIfS



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:27 PM

Yep, SATA 3 Gb/s ports so even slowest SSD available is more than enough to fill bandwidth.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:37 PM

I can't find anything that says it has SATA 3 ports.

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 03:47 AM

?

 

SATA 3Gb/s = "SATA 2"



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:05 AM

OK thanks for the clarification, I have been told in the past that SATA 2 doesn't work well with SSD's although a bandwidth of 3Gb/s seems to be enough. 






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