Upgrade advice

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  1. C

    Question Upgrading a prebuilt PC

    Two years ago I bought a prebuilt PC. However, this PC is unsuitable for what I need it for and I don't have the money to buy a whole new system as of right now. I am in a design course where decent rendering times and pc power is vital (photoshop, video-editing) as the current system struggles...
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    Question Upgrade advice for old gaming system with very limited budget!

    Short version: 9 year old hardware that needs upgrading but with limited funds, what to prioritise with £200 budget. SPECS CPU: I7 3770k MOBO: P8Z77-V RAM: 2x 8gb DDR3 1338MHz (currently XMP at 1800MHz) GPU: Zotac 1650 Super 4gb (Brand new) PSU: 850W (no idea...
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    Question what to upgrade?

    First of all sorry if i posted in a wrong group but i wanted to ask what would be best to upgrade so i can run games better here are my specs Graphics card: AMD radeon 8470 Ram: 6GB DDR3 Proccessor: AMD A8-6500 3.5 GHZ Quad Core im not sure if thats all the specs needed for advice please let me...
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    Question Is ryzen 5 2600 a good upgrade over my i5-6500?

    Hi! So I'm looking to upgrade, with a tight budget, my proc w/ a ryzen 5 2600 paired w/ a 3200 / 3600 freq ram and a b450 mobo. Is it a worthy upgrade on my part? Thanks!
  5. RJGray

    Question Considering upgrading my display from 2009, but don't know if it's worth the high price point...

    Howdy! So I recently upgraded just about everything and did a near complete overhaul of my old computer system, and there's only a handful of things left to consider for upgrades. Most prominent of which is now the display itself. That said, my current display specs as I understand them are...
  6. Vax

    Question Getting new GPU. Need input on bottleneck risks

    This is my current build: Mobo: GIGABYTE G1 Z97X-Gaming 5 CPU: i7-4790K (not overclocked) RAM: 32GB DDR3 Case: Antec 1200 v3 Full Tower Upgrading from GTX 980 to RTX 2080ti. My concern is this: Will there, as far as you guys can see, be any bottlenecks/incompatibility(mostly hardware...
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    Build Advice Upgrade advice :)

    Hi all I just need some advice on upgrading my setup. currently I have: asus maximus VIII hero intel i7 6700K @ 4.5Ghz MSI Gaming X GTX1080 8Gb 32Gb of Corsair 3000Mhz Ram now that sounds all well but I’m running an ultra wide acer monitor with resolution of 3440x1440 I find that the monitor...
  8. Apodix

    Question What shall I upgrade?

    First of course, my rig: DISCLAIMER: This was a pre-built (I know, I'm an idiot) bought around 2-3 years ago for about £700. Intel Core I5 7400k 3.0 Ghz (Stock Cooler) GTX 1060 3gb Asus Dual Fan 8GB DDR 4 Ram 2400Mhz (overclocked from 2133Mhz) H110M Pro-VD Motherboard KL-C500 Power Supply...
  9. skywalkerqq

    Question Playing Star Citizen, need pc upgrade, but which parts?

    I just started playing Star Citizen, it's pretty fun. The only downside is my pc struggles to run the game, I average 20 fps on medium quality, it's playable but not visually appealing. The game is very cpu demanding and RSI recommends at least 16gb of RAM. I want to know if I should upgrade...
  10. Zeccah

    Question Upgrading My CPU/MOBO/RAM - Will I Have Any Troubles?

    Current PC: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/Zeccah/saved/CXLRTW CPU/MOBO/RAM - Upgrade: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/Zeccah/saved/gWZTJx Will I run into any compatibility issues, or have any troubles upgrading?
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    Question System upgrade worth it?

    My rig: Monitor - LG MP59G 24" @1080p MB - P8Z77V LK CPU - i7 3770k @4.2 GHz OC + Zalman CNPS10X Performa+ GPU - MSI GTX 1080 Hawk RAM - Kingston HyperX 16 GB DDR3-1600 (2x8) PSU - Antec EarthWatts EA650G Pro 650W SSD - OCZ TL-100 240GB 2.5" SATA III TLC HDD - Western Digital Blue 1TB 7200 rpm...
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    Question Ram question

    So once again I find myself doing too much research and confusing myself. I'm hoping someone can help me out with this one. I'm looking at upgrading to 32gigs of ram. I've recently started streaming and I'm finding myself using 12+ of my 16 gigs if ram which I believe is the reason why my...
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    Question Optiplex 3010 MT

    hello all, this is my first post so i'm sorry if i'm writing in the wrong place, i wasn't sure where to put it i have a couple of questions about my build i have the optiplex 3010 MT which i swtiched to a new case and also got a 600W psu semi moduler, it's with 8g of ram and have the i5-3470 if...
  14. WolverineP1

    [SOLVED] Is a 3600/3600x worth the £350-ish from the I5 7500?

    The 4 core, 4 thread 7500 seems to be lacking in aspects such as using chrome and gaming, using multiple sources on OBS (Streaming in general is fine as I use NVENC) and in some games it is 100% usage unlike my 1070 on games such as warzone. Note: I play at 1440p so I am aware the GPU takes more...
  15. pavlaras74ever

    [SOLVED] can i upgrade into better cas latency ram on my laptop?

    MSI GF63 Thin 9SC-653 Processor: Intel Core i5-9300h 2.4 - 4.1GHz Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 [Max-Q] 4G GDDR5 Memory: 8GB (8G*1) DDR4 2666MHz, 2 Sockets; Max Memory 64GB Storage: 256GB NVMe SSD and my question is. Can i change the ram that it already has which is 8gb 2666mhz CAS:19. I...
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    Question PC Upgrade

    Hi everyone, I was thinking about upgrading my Acer Aspire m3985 from 2011/2012. It has 6 gbs of RAM, an Intel i7 3770 and a gt 620 (with a 300w power supply, i think). Is it a good idea? Or should I buy a new PC? I wanted to buy some components for like 150/200 euros, like a gt 1030, a 450/500w...
  17. JappieV

    Question Looking for an upgrade.

    I want to upgrade my current rig to be able to at least play modern warfare with ease. I'd like to keep it under €350 if possible. I'd prefer to upgrade GPU and CPU first. Current CPU: AMD FX-8350 GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti 4GB RAM: DDR3 8GB Motherboard: GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 6.0) PSU: Cooler...
  18. pegaz0011

    [SOLVED] Upgrade from Q6600 to Q9650

    Hey guys i have Intel Core Quad 6600 2,4ghz with very high temperature i really dont know why 6gb ddr2 ram nvidia gt 740 gddr5 2gb grapichs card and asus p5b mainboard So i need an advice what to do upgrade to Q9650 processor ( 20 $ ) or buy 8gb ddr2 ram or mybe something else.Thank you!
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    Question Hardware Upgrade advice for Streaming with Streamlabs OBS?

    I just started streaming using Streamlabs OBS and Skype over NDI. The streams are video interviews/conversations and not gaming streaming. When the streaming begins, the performance of my computer completely tanks. To the point that it's very difficult even to even open browser tabs etc. I'd...
  20. steeerben


    so yesterday i started installing gta v from epic games the whole day, im from a 3rd world country and our internet sucks so bad and i was glad that at the end of the day i was able to download about 30GBs before shutting my system down... when i woke up today to resume the download it restarted...