Upgrade advice

Forum discussion tagged with Upgrade advice.
  1. Jogii

    Question PC components upgrade

    Approximate Purchase Date: this week (next 7 days) Budget Range: 500-600$ After Rebates; After Shipping System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching movies, programming Are you buying a monitor: No Parts to Upgrade: cpu, mobo, cooling system Do you need to buy OS: No...
  2. K

    Build Advice Upgrading an old 2017 build ?

    Approximate Purchase Date: This month Budget Range: 300$(?) System Usage from Most to Least Important: playing/streaming - RPG games,MMOs nothing too fancy/demanding Are you buying a monitor: Yes Parts to Upgrade: GPU,Monitor and PSU to match I guess Do you need to buy OS: No Preferred...
  3. James Bondage

    Question Upgrade help!

    Hello, guys, I have a question. I have a power supply that has 550 watts and it's from Lux Aerocool. And I got many feedbacks about it, and People said that. The power supply is very cheap, and It doesn't deliver the right. Amount of wattage to the components. So I I experienced a lot of Drops...
  4. P

    Question Is it worth upgrading my GPU?

    Hi, I am running a quite olf rig, and I am currently in the market for a massive upgrading happening in about 7 months. Specs I am running are as follows, I know theyre super old, but this has kept me running for a good long while, and want to know if it is worth temporarily upgrading until I...
  5. C

    Question Can I expect better performance upgrading to a 4090 from 2x 2080ti using nvlink

    Pretty much as the title says. I've currently got two rtx 2080 ti which run using nvlink. Can I expect better performance when I upgrade to a single 4090? When looking around for benchmarks I can see comparisons between a single 2080ti and a 4090 but I'm not really sure how much the difference...
  6. S

    Question PC Upgrade Question

    Dear Users, Im going to upgrade my pc and I would like to ask your oppinions. Specs: CPU: i9 9900K MOBO: Asus Z390-E GPU: Asus RTX 3080 PSU: Corsair RMx 850 RAM: HyperX Fury 32GB DDR4 3000Mhz (HX430C15FB3AK2/32) Storages: 2HDDs, 1NVME and 1SSD Case: SilverStone PM01-RGB CPU cooler: Dark Rock...
  7. sennehaest

    Question Is the following PC upgrade worth it?

    Hi I'm debating if I should upgrade my pc from what I currently have (ryzen 7 3700x , 2060 super) to a ryzen 7 5700x and a XFX Radeon RX 7900 GRE. It's been a while since I've bought new components and I'm what I want to ask is if this would be future proof. Because in a few months I'll be off...
  8. UncleDomek

    Question Tips for upgrading this build

    Hello, my friend asked me if I could upgrade his rig. CPU: i7-9700F Cooler: Stock I think Motherboard: H310M PRO-M2 PLUS RAM: 16GB 2133 MHz GPU: RTX 2070 Storage: WD SSD Blue 3D NAND, 2,5" - 500GB Seagate Desktop HDD - 2TB PSU: Not sure but If needed I would upgrade it...
  9. csaba0927

    Question System upgrade ?

    Hey guys! My poor little r7 2700x has started to show its age in some titles, and I thought it's time to do an upgrade. I'm planning to buy a ryzen 7 5700x and it'd be paired with a b450 tomahawk max II, Be Quiet! pure power 11 600w psu and a RX6600xt with 32gb ram. Will I be bottlenecking the...
  10. famme85

    Question I need help upgrading ?

    Im considering upgrading the gaming pc I bought it in 2018, so before I buy I new, I wanted to ask if a "simple" upgrade would be better? I currently have this setup: Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor 3.59 GHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti RAM: 64,0 GB DDR4 Motherboard...
  11. S

    Build Advice Potential PC Upgrades?

    Hi all. I'm a first-time poster, new to Tom's Hardware. I'm seeking advice on potential upgrades for my 9-year-old PC ~£500. My intention is to upgrade the CPU, Motherboard, and RAM. My current PC components are: CPU: Intel i7-4790 @ 3.60 GHz GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti RAM: Timetec DDR3...
  12. M

    Build Advice CPU Upgrade / Budget 300 Euros ?

    Hello all, I need your advice on upgrading my CPU (and RAM if needed). Please tell if it is even worth upgrading or should I just save up for a new pc. My specs: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB RAM: HyperX DDR4-2133 CL14 288-Pin DIMM...
  13. K

    Build Advice System Upgrade Advice

    Hello all! My name knox, new here at tomhardware.com. Im here asking for advice/suggestion for upgrading the motherboard and RAM on my current build which is: CPU: Ryzen 7 5800X3D (new bought from August 2023) GPU: PowerColor Radeon RX 6700 XT HELLHOUND 12GB (new bought from August 2023) RAM...
  14. P

    Question Considering upgrading my current setup

    Hey Everyone, So I've had my rig for about 6-7 years and I feel like I'm due for an upgrade. Here are my current specs; CPU: Intel i7 7700k Motherboard: Asus Maximus IX Hero Monitor 1: LG 34 inch curved monitor (gets me 3440x1440 and I'm honestly not sure if that's good anymore nowadays)...
  15. I

    Question How can I access the web on Windows XP?

    I am trying to access the web on my Windows XP as some of my programs will not work on newer Windows versions. The outdated Internet Explorer errors out when I try to connect to web. I have a Wireless Belkin USB that has connect me to the internet. Is there any way to change browsers or will...
  16. Senheck

    Question Do you think these upgrades would be a good idea ?

    My current setup: MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi, AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT, ZOTAC GTX 1660, 32GB 16x2 GSKILL Trident Z Neo (F4-3200C16D-16GTZN), Cooler Master MWE 750 Watts Bronze V2, HP 22yh 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz (FHD). Changes should be made to: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, RTX 3080 TI, 16x4 or 32x2 4400mhz (Maybe...
  17. ymi04060513

    Question What's bottlenecking my system?

    Hi everyone, I'm not having any specific complaints with my PC, but I am in the market for upgrading. I play Rust, which is the most poorly optimized game ever, so I'm not expecting a magical FPS fix, and Rocket League, which you can run on a potato. I have an MSI GeForce GTX 2070 8GBs GPU...
  18. M

    Question Advice on RTX 4060 Ti 16Gb vs. RTX 4070 for a new build ?

    Hello, I want to upgrade my currently outdated 1060 6gb GPU, to something more modern. But i have a problem, because I can't decide, which GPU to buy. I only use my PC for gaming and sometimes some coding. I play on 1920x1080. My pc currently has...
  19. R

    Question Need help with Upgrading Acer Aspire XC-603G UW14

    I have a standard Acer Aspire XC-603G UW14 (Desktop), and what can be upgrade on it? Here are my Questions: 1. What type of RAM does it support and where to get some? 2. Can the original disc drive be swapped with a Blu-ray drive? 3. Does it support a graphics card, and what kind? Not sure...
  20. Venom_1

    Question Current System looking for upgrade suggestions.

    (Edit - Added a simplified list to the top for those that suggested it.) Motherboard - MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI (MS-7C91) Processor - AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Eight-Core Processor Video Cards - AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Hard Disk SSD NVME JAJP600M4TB 3815.4 GB...
  21. iSpextor

    Build Advice Upgrade/New Build

    Approximate Purchase Date: this weekend in light of Black Friday / Cyber Monday Budget Range: Up to ~700€, if absolutely needed and/or very worth could be more System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming Are you buying a monitor: No Parts to Upgrade: CPU (therefore potentially...
  22. Jaybro23

    Question Advice on work desktop pc upgrade.

    Hi ya all. My name is Jay, i'm looking for an advice to upgrade my work desktop pc. Thanksgiving is coming and i want to take advantage of the sale and upgrade my pc. I built it myself few years ago with specs below. CPU Socket Type: AM4 board MSI MPG X570 CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core...
  23. S

    Question MOBO/RAM/CPU Upgrade Question

    Quick question here- Just to give some background I play competitive games like CS2 a lot, but I also like playing a lot of the newer AAA games and enjoy having high performance with high quality still. I recently (few months ago) upgraded my GPU to a 4070ti, and I feel like the rest of my...
  24. Mercforhire

    Question Upgrading, triaging which component to upgrade first

    Howdy, current setup is as follows: i3-9100f 1650Ti 16Gb DDR4 B365M Mortar SSD as C:// HDD & external SSD Dual monitors, 1080p resolution Windows 10 // Use case -- gaming, very light CAD work // Targeted resolution -- 1080p, =/> 60fps So, with that out of the way, I'm looking to upgrade...
  25. S

    Question Upgrade to 4k pc - need help

    I currently have the following components in my PC, except for an SSD which I've recently added. I've been a casual gamer for some time, and it's been several years since I last upgraded my PC. Now, I'm interested in making a significant upgrade to enable 4K gaming. I'd appreciate advice on what...
  26. DawsonLoewig

    Build Advice Upgrade help

    Just looking to upgrade but don't know where to start or what to buy that would be an upgrade. CPU: Intel Core i3-9100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory Storage: Crucial BX500 120 GB...
  27. F

    Question What CPU and GPU should I upgrade to for €500? (2019 build, 1080p ultra 144Hz)

    I'd like to upgrade my GPU and CPU to be able to play the most demanding games at 1080p ultra 60+ fps. Less demanding titles should run at 144 fps on high/ ultra I prefer parts that run fairly quiet and not too hot What parts will get me the most performance for my budget without changing my MB...
  28. Bastian Hidalgo

    Question Upgrade advice for better VR performance ?

    Hi Everyone, I'm looking to upgrade my PC for a better PCVR experience, i currently use the Quest 2 with a cable or sometimes airlink. My system specs are: CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 Ram: 16gb 3200mhz GPU: Gtx 1070ti i've been playing a lot of vr games lately and the performance is fairly good but...
  29. R

    Question Considering upgrading from a 3600 to a 5700x. Any help would be appreciated

    I am considering upgrading my cpu to a Ryzen 7 5700x. I love playing cyberpunk but I feel a bit limited in performance so I wanted to ask the community for their honest thoughts on that upgrade. Ryzen 5 3600 ASUS RTX 3060 12gb OC ASUS Prime B550m-a RM650x PSU 16gb DDR4 3200mhz 1TB Samsung...
  30. A

    Question Upgrading from APU to APU+GPU, what should I go with? A 10-series or 30-series?

    Hi Everyone, I have my "gaming" PC for just over a year now: MB: Asus Prime B550M-A (Wi-Fi) BIOS Ver: 2803 APU: AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G RAM: 2x Corsair Vengence LPX DDR4 3200 PSU: 650W 80+ Gold Now I want to upgrade it a little bit, My requirements: 1080p resolution for gaming because I'm not...
  31. HLR619

    Question GPU Upgrade- 1080p

    Hello Old Faithfuls! Been a while since I needed your help. So I'm looking for an upgrade on my 5 yr old 1060- it was the 3gb version. My budget is between 400-500 USD for the GPU + whatever it takes for an appropriate PSU. I would prefer an NVIDIA card for DLSS. But the little research I've...
  32. Will Reierson

    Question Looking for help with upgrading a system from 2015

    I came to Toms Hardware back in 2015 when I built my first system, and I'm back again to look for some help with upgrading the thing. Here's what the system currently features: - CPU: Intel Core 17-5820k 3.3 GHz 6-Core Processor - CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D155 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler - MOBO: Asus...
  33. mattwerew

    Question Deciding between multiple GPUs for upgrade

    I've been researching for the past 5 months trying to find a GPU that would be a viable upgrade from my current RX 6600. It's a lot of money to spend for me personally, so I don't wanna pay for the stuff I don't need. I have boiled it down to 4 GPUs: RX 6800 XT ~$880-900 AUD new ~$750 AUD...
  34. Mr.CJ

    Question Upgrade the current setup, or buy new?

    Hello :) My aging setup might be due for an upgrade. Built summer 2016. Only internal upgrade since is OS SSD and the addition of an M2 for storage. I am wondering if I should upgrade my current setup, or go for a new one? OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit Monitor: AOC 27" something 1080p 144Hz...
  35. Blaze Lazuli

    Question New Build/Upgrade advice

    Approximate Purchase Date: Not sure probably at least a couple of weeks. Budget Range: $2500-$3000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,media watching, and some coding for school. Are you buying a monitor: Yes was the main reason for this whole rabbit hole ive got myself into...
  36. Luno

    Question RX 6800 (non-XT) - Good choice for an upgrade in an older system?

    Hi, mostly ramblings about mentioned GPU upgrade, asking for "Am I missing / misunderstanding something important?" My current system MSI B360M PRO-VDH i5 8400 16 GB RAM KFA² GTX 1070 EX Corsair RMx 550W is finally starting to show its age. As a "gamer behind the times" with humble...
  37. pxalki

    Question is there a diffrence between these two PSU's?

    I live in finland and i primarily buy my parts from a store called multitronic. I currently have a corsair vs650(grey) and was looking for a higher quality one as i was planning to uprgade my gpu and cpu, Already looked through an PSU tierlist (https://cultists.network/140/psu-tier-list/)...
  38. T

    Question System hardware update question

    Hello, Im to make a long overdue system change to my pc. For context purposes, my current main configuration is: CPU: i5-6600 GUP: GTX 1070 MOBO: LGA1151 H170 And Im looking to upgrade to: CPU: i9-13900 GPU: RTX 4070 MOBO: LGA1700 Z790 I know other hardware needs to be upgraded as well, but...
  39. puckdrop1340

    Question Upgrade from RX 5600 XT recommendations?

    I've got a radeon RX 5600 XT that I've been using for the past 3 years that I'm looking to upgrade from. I don't need a top tier card but I do want something I won't have to upgrade again for at least another 4 years, generally playing games that are at least a year or two old. I'm hoping to...
  40. E

    Question Help with PC upgrades ?

    Hi all, Pc Specs; CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 3600x 6-Core MotherB- B450 Tomahawk Max RAM : 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 GPU - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB :( PSU - CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY I definitely need to update the GPU, and was thinking of a RTX3060 so will also have to update the PSU...