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#1 arkisher

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 10:50 PM

Hey Iam a beginner with this computer stuff.
I bought myself a used gaming desktop, but I want/need to upgrade to be able to play new games such as pubg and others with good fps (100+)
These are the specs

windows 10
amd fx 8350   
R7 260x
16 gb of ram
msi 970A-G46
antec H950 ( cooling )
EVGA 600B  80plus   ( power supply )

drive C is 167gb
drive d  2 terabytes HDD ( where i install all games )

im playing on a 32 inch samsung tv thats 1920 x 1080   ( will buy a computer monitor later on )

for example for me to buy a 1080 the fx8350 will bottle neck.
can i buy a new gpu and cpu and use it with the power supply and cooling fan I have? in other words keep everything just change the gpu and cpu? and if so to what.
need advice. thanks, apreciate it.


Edited by hamluis, 10 June 2018 - 07:36 AM.
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#2 ahs89

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:32 AM

Hey! I am using the same processor with 16GB of memory and 1060 GB and I am able to run most of the games on more than 100fps. My recommendation would be to upgrade your graphics card get a 1060 or Rx 570. Both of these cards are power packed and your processor can easily handle cards on 100+ fps.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:54 AM

^^That would probably be the most cost effective upgrade.

 

can i buy a new gpu and cpu and use it with the power supply and cooling fan I have? in other words keep everything just change the gpu and cpu? and if so to what.

need advice. thanks, apreciate it.

 

Unfortunately not.  To upgrade the CPU to a current one (AMD Ryzen series or Intel Core 8th gen) will mean a minimum of a new motherboard (type depends on what CPU you wanted to buy exactly) and new DDR4 RAM, as DDR3 won't fit current motherboards.  It might also entail a new Windows license.   The power supply is OK in terms of providing enough power.  It's a low end model though, and I think if you were using expensive high end hardware like a GTX 1080 then most system builders would recommend using a higher quality PSU to match (not necessarily higher wattage).

 

The Antec cooler will work on Intel LGA 11xx CPU's but I'm unsure if it will work on AMD AM4 CPU's.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:28 AM

Go for Card 1060 is a better option.






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