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#1 monto123

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 06:00 AM

Hello everyone,

 

I bought a pre-build pc around 5 years ago and have had a few parts upgraded in the meantime, however I have noticed that  noticed my pc is becoming really slow (fps on newer (and even older) games is really bad).

Since i dont really know the first things about building a pc i was hoping you guys could help me out with upgrading my pc parts.

 

My current specs:

 

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

 

Chipset: AMD780

 

Processor AMD FX™-6100 Six-Core Processor@ 3616Mhz

Fysical memory: 4098MB (1X 4096 DDR3-SDRAM)

 

Video Card AMD Radeon HD 6670

RAM 4.0 GB

powersupply: Corsair CX500

Windows 7 professional

 

Keyboard: Razer blackwidow tournament edition
Mouse: Razer Taipan 
Screen: BenQ GL2460

 

I would like to build a  gaming pc (100fps on league of legends 200fps on cs:go at around mid to high-end graphics.

My budget is around 880 dollars.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 07:11 AM

My name is Brian. Let me know if you need further help. I would suggest pc part picker so you can have a better idea of what will work best for you.https://pcpartpicker.com/. Thank you, and GAME-ON!



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 07:14 AM

Since your computer seems to be fast enough already to run both CS GO & LoL @200FPS, How about you do this instead: (in order from easy to hard)
1.Open up and clean the internals of your computer, as it could be overheating
2.Reinstall your Windows 7 Professional OS and after installation download, install and run once per week Malwarebytes and CCleaner in order to keep your PC clean.
3.Buy and install another 4GB DDR3-SDRAM RAM stick of the same speed(frequency)
4.Buy a new computer
5.Buy a new computer and all other parts, such as a new monitor, mouse, etc.
6.Build a new computer.
I think all of the above will easily fit in your $880 budget.
Also, if you choose to buy a new computer, you might want to take a look at this topic
Good luck!:)

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:00 PM

Since your computer seems to be fast enough already to run both CS GO & LoL @200FPS, How about you do this instead: (in order from easy to hard)
1.Open up and clean the internals of your computer, as it could be overheating
2.Reinstall your Windows 7 Professional OS and after installation download, install and run once per week Malwarebytes and CCleaner in order to keep your PC clean.
3.Buy and install another 4GB DDR3-SDRAM RAM stick of the same speed(frequency)
4.Buy a new computer
5.Buy a new computer and all other parts, such as a new monitor, mouse, etc.
6.Build a new computer.
I think all of the above will easily fit in your $880 budget.
Also, if you choose to buy a new computer, you might want to take a look at this topic
Good luck! :)

 

Actually, the HD 6670 is comparable to the HD 630 which will definitely not run CS:GO at 200 FPS. It's going to be easier to build a whole new computer from scratch.

 

@OP, would you mind answering these questions?

 

What software do you intend on using on the computer? 

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? 

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?

Will you be overclocking?

Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?

How many monitors are you planning to use?

 

Do you need a copy of Windows 10 or do you already have one?

 

Here's one idea for the system you can build but it may change if you answer some of the questions. We'll use it as a base and edit it as new ideas pop up.

 

 
Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($97.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 4GB Gaming 4G Video Card  ($188.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($61.99 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($89.99 @ My Choice Software) 
Total: $886.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-06 12:58 EDT-0400


Edited by Planemaster2, 06 May 2017 - 12:01 PM.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:28 PM

Here's one idea for the system you can build but it may change if you answer some of the questions. We'll use it as a base and edit it as new ideas pop up.
 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
 
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($188.88 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($97.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  ($69.99 @ Corsair) 
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($90.88 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($47.45 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 4GB Gaming 4G Video Card  ($188.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($61.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($89.99 @ My Choice Software) 
Total: $886.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-06 12:58 EDT-0400


As usual, I recommend Windows 10 Retail https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wskwrH/microsoft-os-kw900016

And MLC SSD like https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7qckcf/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sd6sb1m256g1022i

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:34 PM

Thanks for pointing that out Drilling

 


 
Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($97.98 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Sandisk - X110 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($94.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 4GB Gaming 4G Video Card  ($188.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($61.99 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit  ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $907.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-06 13:33 EDT-0400
 
Here we have the edited list. It's $27 over your stated budget. If you would like to drop down, here's one with a RX 570 
 

 
Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($97.98 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Sandisk - X110 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($94.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 4GB Gaming 4G  Video Card  ($168.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($61.99 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit  ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $887.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-06 13:33 EDT-0400
 
About 10 - 15% slower in terms of graphical performance but it should play those game very nicely.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:06 PM

Reinstalling your OS is a good idea as is perhaps getting a SSD

Also get another GPU, you can even go low end if money is an issue such as getting a GTX 1050Ti


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:19 PM

 

Thanks for pointing that out Drilling

 


 
Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($97.98 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Sandisk - X110 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($94.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 4GB Gaming 4G Video Card  ($188.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($61.99 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit  ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $907.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-06 13:33 EDT-0400
 
Here we have the edited list. It's $27 over your stated budget. If you would like to drop down, here's one with a RX 570 
 

 
Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($97.98 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Sandisk - X110 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($94.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 4GB Gaming 4G  Video Card  ($168.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($61.99 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit  ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $887.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-06 13:33 EDT-0400
 
About 10 - 15% slower in terms of graphical performance but it should play those game very nicely.

 

 

 

first off, thanks alot for the detailed reply!

 

i've done some researching myself in the meantime and came across this pc that's at a store near my place and i saw some similarities (sorry it's in dutch but it shouldn't matter much)

 

Processors :AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Boxed Wraith Stealth 

Moederborden: Asus Prime A320M-K  

Geheugen intern: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT BLS2C8G4D240FSB

Videokaart: MSI Radeon RX 570 ARMOR 4G OC 

Solid state drives Crucial MX300 2,5" 275GB 

Behuizingen Thermaltake Versa H15 Closed  

Voedingen be quiet! Pure Power 10 400W

 

 

So it's between the one you replied with and this one at the moment. This one here is around the same price(50dollars cheaper) with windows 10 included.

I was wondering which build is better in this case.

 

To answer some of your questions: 

 

What software do you intend on using on the computer? 

 

- Discord, skype, chrome, games, steam

 

 
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? 
 
-Yes i tend to have alot of programs running at the same time (usually games combined with chrome and discord/steam)

 

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?

 

- no, barely any

 

Will you be overclocking?

 

-i am kind of a layman when it comes to stuff like this so i don't think so. I would simply be too scared to break anything

 

Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?

 

-i am currently in The Netherlands, but as far as i can tell the prices are around the same and the same goes for shipment/availability so it shouldn't be a problem.

 

How many monitors are you planning to use?
 
- I use 2 monitors (both 23inch)
 

Do you need a copy of Windows 10 or do you already have one?

 

i'll need a copy but that is no problem I will just be buying one.


Edited by monto123, 06 May 2017 - 01:21 PM.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:24 PM

It pays off to build your own, as even though cost may be higher it is you who chooses the hardware and builds it.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:27 PM

It pays off to build your own, as even though cost may be higher it is you who chooses the hardware and builds it.

 

Yeah I noticed today that there is a very big difference in price.

The one i posted is a self-build computer. These parts were just recommended by a website that does reviews and stuff.



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:32 PM

Understood

But if you can get the parts without it being pre built do that.

The only thing I would change is the power supply.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:46 PM

what power supply would you recommend?

 

And would this one make my pc crash, or would it just not be as good?



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:48 PM

Its the power I am concerned about as the newer RX500 series does have more power hunger to them.

I would aim for 500W bare minium


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 02:16 PM

Alright, so the 

Corsair CX500 V2 500W ATX Power Supply would suffice? (i've had good experiences with corsair in the past so that's why i chose this one)

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 02:19 PM

Yeah should do, I just personally count for other devices and the amount of connectors the PSU will supply


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