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#1 Ssparkii


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:41 AM

Hello, i need some help with upgrading my pc. I don't need the best of the best but something to the high end of the spectrum is fine. I mainly use my pc for gaming and i would like something that can handle the new games on medium settings.


my specs are:

Operating system:

  Windows 10 home 64-bit


   AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHZ 6-core processor

CPU cooling:

   Cooler master DK9-7G52A-0L-GP 4500RPM


   Club 3D - Radeon R9 290X 4GB royalAce Video Card


   8GB DDR3 single channel


   ASRock - 970 Extreme3 R2.0

Power supply:

   Cooler Master - i700 700W 80+

Edited by hamluis, 13 August 2017 - 05:05 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:13 AM

Are you saying that your FX 8350 is not sufficient for your gaming preferences?


If so...have you read up on the Ryzen CPUs?



#3 Drillingmachine


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:26 AM

Budget? Monitor?

If low budget, then I would upgrade current system:

- FX-8320/8350 depending on price
- Better video card (wait few days until AMD Vega's come out)
- 8GB more memory

If high budget, then save CPU cooler, PSU, case, DVD, HDD and buy new parts.

Alternatively sell current system and build new one from scratch.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:03 AM

Consider Intel along with AMD Ryzen if you do a new build. I agree with the second reply if you have a low budget get an FX 8350. The only issue with that is that it won't proviode you much if anty performance difference from your FX 6350. AMD 1600 would be a good upgrade for you if you like the AMD pathway and you're comfortable with building.

Edited by Zone_86, 13 August 2017 - 03:05 AM.

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