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PC Upgrade Advice Needed

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by SIMMSY, 26 Mar 2020.



    Joined: 26 Mar 2020

    Posts: 1

    Hi all, a few years back i upgraded my office computer which was a HP Pavilion 500 - 570na ( https://www.amazon.co.uk/HP-Pavilion-500-570na-Desktop-GeForce/dp/B00SBB9M7C ) so i would be able to run games, i done this with a motherboard and GPU.

    Below are the current specs....
    - I7 4790s 3.2GHz
    - 12 GB DDR3 RAM
    - HP 500w PSU
    - MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard
    - EVGA 1050 TI 4GB GPU
    - SanDisc 2TB Hard Drive

    I want to upgrade this so i can run VR and games on a higher graphic setting.
    I was thinking of getting another 1050 TI to run parallel since my mother board allows me to, and upgrade the RAM to 16GB gaming RAM, but i dont know if that would be a good idea or not, or if i would have to swap out my PSU to a more powerful one.

    Please let me know if you know if this would work or have a better idea..

    Many thanks in advance

    States when running game:
    CPU: 51%
    Memory: 79%
    Disk: 1%
    GPU: 10%
    Power usage: Very High
  2. Lemin


    Joined: 8 Jul 2009

    Posts: 3,106

    Location: Folkestone

    Get a better card a 1050ti is not very good. Dont get another ! Id get a new psu also to be safe. Depending on budget a whole new rig is due i think.
  3. Darujhistan


    Joined: 28 Oct 2011

    Posts: 4,816

    Agree with all of the above. If you can i'd start from scratch, there's limited life left in your CPU, its considerably slower than a CPU costing £100-£120 today.