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Trying to upgrade my gaming PC and I need some help.


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#1 Rocket_Finn

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:13 AM

I'll just cut straight to it.

 

What's the best graphics card I can get for these specs?

PSU is a Corsair CX500

 

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:19 AM

Basically, any single CPU graphic card that doesn't break PCI Express specs (max power consumption) would fit.

 

But you already have very well balanced graphic card for that setup so getting better one would mostly be waste of money.

 

Get SSD before graphic card.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:33 AM

I would actually replace the power supply first, those corsair CX models are garbage


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:26 PM

FWIW.

 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:22 PM

What would adding an SSD do?



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:44 PM

A SSD will boost boot speeds and loading of games.

It is a real upgrade if there ever was one.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:10 AM

RAM would be an upgrade you could do too. Looks like you're running 800, You'd notice a decent jump in your low end FPS if you maxed it out at 1333. (That's as fast at that motherboard will support and even 1333 is still slow) you won't really see to many significant changes until you get a better Mobo & Processor to be very honest.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:28 AM

Well upping the ram speed would put them in the ballpark of a good performer, sure 1333 is slow by todays standards but its still not terrible.

My old setup used to have 1333 and it ran games like a champ, still does actually.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:34 AM

Well upping the ram speed would put them in the ballpark of a good performer, sure 1333 is slow by todays standards but its still not terrible.

My old setup used to have 1333 and it ran games like a champ, still does actually.

 

For sure! 1333 isn't terrible. Hell, even I still only use 1600 (cause I'm poor lol) RAM though is only really going to raise the low end FPS while barely showing a rise in top end. The difference between 800 and 1333 would be pretty significant and not that expensive in this case.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:48 AM

Yup I mean the machine does have the flaw of having a FX series chip though the AMD FX-8320E is probably the only one in that series worth anything as even though it has all the pitfalls of bulldozer.

 

If anything the OP should consider a new motherboard/memory/processor setup more than a new GPU but i digress.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:26 AM

What ram would you recommend I upgrade to?



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:38 AM

What ram would you recommend I upgrade to?

 

The max speed your motherboard will support is 1333, so anything DDR3-1333 should work fine. I've always liked my HyperX RAM, although G.Skill and Crucial aren't terrible options either. Luckily 1333 RAM won't break the bank either.

 

Here's a good example for 8GB:

 

 https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QBsKHx/kingston-memory-hx313c9fbk28

 

Couple good choices if you wanted to make the jump to 16GB:

 

 https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bth9TW/gskill-memory-f310666cl9d16gbxl

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6PtCmG/kingston-memory-hx313c9frk216


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