PC upgrades

Forum discussion tagged with PC upgrades.
  1. Wolverine956

    Question How long do computers last, Should i upgrade or buy new.

    I currently have DELL Optiplex 9020 I7-4790 @ 3.60GHZ 8 GB RAM I believe its 5 years old. my wife is a photographer and uses Photoshop allot wanted to get better graphics. Should i up the ram and get a graphics card or should i buy new computer and improve that computer. Thanks for info.
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    [SOLVED] Under-performance after upgrade. In need of some help.

    My name is Aiden, I recently upgraded a majority of my computer parts. I upgraded my motherboard from one that supports 4-5th gen processors and ddr3 ram to one that supports 8th and 9th gen processors and ddr4 ram. I upgraded my CPU from an i5 3.2 4750 to an i5 3.7 9600. I upgraded my ram from...
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    [SOLVED] Which PC part should I upgrade?

    Here are my PC parts: Intel i5 6400 2.7 GHz Asus STRIX Z270-E Gaming MoBo Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB (2x8) Seagate FireCuda 1TB Hybrid HardDrive Samsung 970 Evo 250GB M.2 SSD Asus GTX 1070 8GB Turbo Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Power Supply (CX500) https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zsx8TC I...
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    [SOLVED] Should I upgrade my current PC or buy a new one?

    Moderator message: Please do not cross-post in future 🔺 I bought my PC about 3 and a half years ago, I didn't know much about gaming computers back then and bought a pretty bad one. I upgraded my graphics card from a gtx 950 to a gtx 1060 6gb back in december of 2017. My other specs are the...
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    Question Do i upgrade to an i7 7700 or go for ryzen

    Hey guys Im currently running an i5 4590 and a gtx 780. Im wanting to upgrade my pc to be somewhat more capable but dont have thousands to throw at it. I have found a 2nd hand i7 7700 and mobo + ssd combo for 300 AUD. My question is it worth going that route and then getting like a 2nd hand 1060...
  6. K

    Question Which component of my PC should I upgrade?

    I want to upgrade my PC for a better gaming experience. I play the Witcher 3 and Kingdom Come Deliverance on medium graphics settings and average 60-70fps. Here are my specs: CPU: AMD FX-8350 GPU: XFX AMD R9 290 DD OS HD: Crucial M4 128GB Gaming HD: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB RAM: Ripjaws DDR3...
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    [SOLVED] what should i upgrade in my pc to make it better?!

    i currently have a cyber power from 2013 with a processor: AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-core processor 3.80 GHz RAM: 8GB system type: 64 bit Operating System im really just looking to make it faster for video editing using shotcut. i also would like to game on it, i used to do a lot of...
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    Question BSOD with both memory slots; fine with just one. How to fix/replace cheaply?

    Hi folks, I have a 10yr old PC that works just fine with Windows 7. The problem is, I also run Pro Tools 10, which was fine when the motherboard was working to full capacity, ie 8GB RAM (2x 4GB max. memory slots). However, now, the PC system only works with one memory slot filled, ie 4GB RAM...
  9. J

    How would I work this calculus/engineering problem? Cylinder pressures.

    Hi all, I have had this calculus (pretty sure its calc) problem for a while and its driving me crazy cause it seems like it should be quite simple. Like I’m Just missing a formula. Here is the setting, a project of mine requires 2 movable pistons in a container. One connected to a spring connect...
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    Need help with upgrading my pc. CPU or GPU or both?

    Athlon X4 860k OC'd to 4.1ghz Asus GTX 750ti 8gb ram Currently only getting 90-130fps in CS:GO and about 35-50 fps in PUBG. I need atleast 144fps in CSGO because im going to buy a 144hz monitor soon. So should I upgrade my gpu or cpu? and to what? preferably for around $300. Will my CPU...
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    Best LGA 1150 motherboard for $150 max currently?

    Hi guys, I'm getting ready to build another PC (2nd one) and I don't know what motherboard is the best for me. CPU I picked out was the 4670k and I believe it uses the 1150. So I was wondering what's the best for $150 max? EDIT: After thinking about it, I won't be overclocking the CPU so...
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    BSOD: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Windows 8.1

    Hello, I have had two BSOD's today, whilst playing games. I thought it might be a driver problem, so I updated all my Graphics drivers and did all my Windows Updates. About 2 hours later, another blue screen, while playing Borderlands the Pre Sequel. I saw on another forum that it may be my...
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    Question regarding GTX770

    Hey guys, I got a GTX770 as a gift and im wondering if its safe to plug it into my pc as im told that the recommended power is 600w. Current specs are as below. :) Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.20GHz ASRock B75M-DGS EVGA GTX 560 1GB G.Skill Value 1333Mhz 4GB x 1 500GB HDD FSP Raider 450W 80Plus Bronze