My nephew asked me a few years ago to put together a budget game PC for him, his parents had alrdy bought him a bad GPU sadly and now that GPU is the bottleneck for his system and he wants to replace it and buy a new PC in 2 years so this is only to keep him going for that time so he can run the games of the last 2 years and the next year to come (on low / medium is fine)
This is his current setup:
Case: Cooler Master Silencio (with 2/4 fans)
MPU: ASUS B85M-E
CPU: Intel Core i5 (serie 4) 4400 @3.1 Ghz with Coolermaster Hyper T4 CPU cooler
PSU: Coolermaster GM Series G550
SSD van 126 GB en HDD van 1TB
OS: win 8.1 64bit HE
RAM: 8GB DDR3, Crucial Ballistic Tactical 2x4GB
GPU: ATI RADEON HD 7700
Games he wants to play but cant mostly due the GPU atm:
Reign of Kings
Just Cause 3
Watch Dogs 2
Fifa 18 (soon)
After searching around a bit I would advise him to get the Geforce GTX 1050 or 1050 ti, although the AMD RX 560 would have been quite a bit cheaper but sadly it doesnt support win 8.1 and there are no drivers available for it.
Main question is, can the current PSU handle the new GPU, specialle the 1050 ti?
Or can u advise me something else?
Second question, should he buy the extra 2 fans for his case and will he be able to reuse that one in 2 years or better to leave it as it is and buy a new case in 2 years? His temps atm are fine so i dont think he really needs it at this time (CPU still only goes 40-45 degrees and GPU 70-75 while gaming)
Edited by hamluis, 25 August 2017 - 08:54 AM.