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Newbie.. need help on cheap upgrades

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by Thornjack, 27 May 2018.

  1. Thornjack

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    hi all, complete newbie to upgrading pc’s.. I have a PC I bought around 5 yrs ago.. never really used it, but now I fancy getting back into things.. I have no idea whether to scrap it and start a fresh or whether i can get away by adding a few parts cheaply.. any help would be greatly appreciated.. spec is

    CPU AMD FX 8320 viscera 32nn Tech 8 core 3.50 ghz

    Ram 16 GB dual channel DD3 @ 799 nhz

    Mother b MSI 970A G46 (MS 7693)

    Graphics 2047 MD nvidia geforce GT640

    Told you it was old.. thanks again
     
  2. Spankme

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    Joined: 30 Jul 2017

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    Welcome to the forums

    What is your buget and at what resolution will you be playing games at?
     
  3. Thornjack

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    Was only thinking £200 -£300 .. won’t be playing on highest resolution... just wanna play med res, no stress easy gaming :) if that makes sense..
     
  4. orbitalwalsh

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    Would personally sell your core set up , ram should cover nice part of cost for new low-middle tier GPU which is still a lot better then your current .
    Low-mid entry Ryzen chip is miles better then FX core you have, have a look through YouTube for comparison videos using both older and news GPUs and you'll see

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £458.06 (includes shipping: £11.10) ​
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    Food for though, AM4 socket will have a good lifespan as well
     
  5. Mark1989

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    With that budget depending on your psu I'd just put it all on gpu. Pc will still do 1080p then at least.

    200/300 quid is not enough with current prices to do a full change.

    Look at a RX580 or nvidia 1060 gpu
     
  6. Thornjack

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    Thanks guys much appreciated
     
  7. Thornjack

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    I think I might bite the bullet.. purchase one for £500-£600... from here.. what should I sell my old one at to help fund it £150 to cheap / expensive? ... maybe purchase a titan dagger from here
     
  8. orbitalwalsh

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    If your in no rush, could sell the older stuff first and see if that effort more or less your overall budget .
    If you need it quick then You'll have to sell afterwards and bits the bullet.
    Another option is to grab gtx 1050ti mean time and list your current core system, get a good price shift it on and grab Ryzen core components .. middle stop gap

    Worth doing research on FX Vs Ryzen at all levels of GPU .