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#1 JJunger

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 11:53 AM

Hey Bleeping Computer community,

 

So I'm pretty new to the computer world, but I thought it was time to get my gaming computer an upgrade, the problem is that I'm not sure what's best to upgrade and what upgrades are best for my personal computer. So I thought that you guys could maybe help me out? propose some specs that might be awesome for my computer and within my price range! :)

 

I have budget of around 403€ or 457$

 

Information (specs):

 

GPU:                        NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760

Memory:                   2038MB GDDR5

Manufacturer:         MSI

CPU:                        Intel Core i7-4770K

RAM:                       4x4 ram

Motherboard:          ASUSTek COMPUTER INC. Z87-K

North bridge:          Intel z87

Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit

 



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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 03:57 PM

Power supply? Do you have SSD?

Assuming PSU is OK and you don't have SSD, I recommend getting SSD. Graphic card would also get recommendation but currently prices are sky high so only wise option is to wait until prices get back to normal.

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 04:56 PM

SSD is definitely worth it, even if you get a small one just for the OS, and not games. Not to mention, you can always carry that over to a new PC, when you're ready for a new one.

 

As for video card, always check your power requirements, like Drillingmachine said. Most high powered Video Cards in that $3-500 range require a minimum of 750W. That would be the next thing that I'd look at, since the 760 is pretty old, and 2GB of VRAM is minimal in the world of 4GB + Video cards in the world today.

 

The i7-4770k is solid, and 16GB of RAM will hold you for a while.

 

Something else to think about is cooling. If you're lacking in adequate cooling, you can always invest in some liquid cooling & do some overclocking.



#4 JJunger

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 05:21 PM

Hi and thanks for responding to my post!

Yeah I forgot some importen specs.

I also have hard drive With 2TB, 7200rpm and a battery With 550W.

Thanks for all the information either Way :)

Edited by JJunger, 06 July 2017 - 05:22 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:13 AM

More important than watts are power supply manufacturer and model.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:20 AM

So power supply is CoolerMaster GX 550.

That's OK. As mid range video card availability is very poor, I suggest waiting until prices have come down.




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