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    Question Bottleneck GPU now, upgrade CPU later?

    Hi, just checking in to see if my idea makes sense or if it's a waste of time/money. Right now my system is: i5-4590 (3.3ghz) MSI-Z87M 16Gb of DDR3 Ram (Ballistix I think) Radeon R9 285 X Boot Disk/some games is SSD and then traditional 7200rpm for everything else Obviously it's showing...
  2. radioman970

    Question Upgrading to play Elder Scrolls 6, etc in future. $800-1000 budget w/o GPU

    Updating in anticipation for Elder Scrolls 6. Plus a few others I have now that would benefit. I've been shopping for weeks and having trouble hitting the BUY button. Lot of money to spend only to find I screwed up something or even maybe I should have waited. Specific reason for upgrading...
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    [SOLVED] Need help upgrading CPU

    Hello, I'm looking for a new CPU to pair with GTX 1060 6GB. Currently I have i5-4430 and its bottlenecking this GPU. I'm thinking about i5-9400F or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, (if you think there are better choices let me know). Also to make any of these CPU's work I'd need a new motherboard too because...
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    Question Looking for help - How much can I upgrade my GPU

    Hi all, I am looking to upgrade my GPU and would like to get something very current but given my computer is a few years old, I am worried that getting the latest and greatest might bottleneck somewhere else and be a waste of money. Figure there is no point in dropping $600.00 on a card and...
  5. rcoulter

    Question Upgraded GPU; Steam games cause PC crash as soon as I load them

    Hello all; this may be lengthy because I've been trying to read forums and solve this problem for weeks now and can't figure it out. So, I bought a pre-built gaming pc (CyberpowerPC) from Best Buy almost a year ago now. It came with the AMD FX 6300 processor, RX560 2GB GPU. (...
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    Question will the core i5 7400 bottleneck the rtx 2070

    I currently play in 1080p using a gtx 1060 6gb and 16gb of ram at 2666Mhz. I want to play in 1440p however im not sure if my cpu will bottleneck an rtx 2070. Should i go ahead with the gpu upgrade or get a new cpu first?
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    [SOLVED] i wanna buy a rx 570 but my mobo has pci express 3.3V x16 is that a problem?

    I've decided to get an upgrade from a rx 560 to a 570 and i have a few questions the 570 is pci-e 3.0 and my mobo is 3.3 is that a problem and will an i7 920 hold it back? and also will the screen quality be worse with an adaptor
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    Question Time to upgrade PC?

    Hey all, I built my PC a few years back now, I want to know if it is worth my time to rebuild a new PC or just upgrade my graphics card. The PC is used for internet browsing, statistical software, Microsoft office and of course gaming. I would like to be able to play current and future triple-A...
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    Question Did I make a mistake buying the RTX2060?

    My PC had an incident with some water a few months back but "luckily" the only component damaged was my video card (GTX970). I had an old video card that I was able to throw in and suffer with for awhile so I decided to save for a replacement. I figured I may as well take this time to upgrade my...
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    Question CPU Upgrade i5 2320-i7 3770

    Okay. So I am currently upgrading my brothers computer. He plays basically Diablo 3 and such games, but just got Wolcen. It has been crashing and bottlenecking hard, and minimum specs shows that it needs a i5-4570T and a gtx 560TI. He currently has a i5 2320 and a EVGA GTX 750 SC w/ACX 2GB card...
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    Question Should i upgrade ?

    MY Current Config CPU:FX -6300 GPU : MSI 1060 3GB MOBO :ASROCK (^) GC GS FX RAM: HYPERX 1066 (4GB*2) PSU: COOLERMASTER 500W I could easily play Rainbow six siege with this config but now the game is lagging for short bursts and it's annoying . I tried monitoring during gaming with river tuner...
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    Question Upgrading my gaming pc

    hey guys im thinking of upgrading my pc, i mainly play the division 2 these days, and cpu load is 100% all the time, i only do gaming and i dont have a big plan on streaming i only want to upgrade the cpu, mb and ram and i do gaming on 1080p 60fps capped here is my current pc specs Intel i5...
  13. aidfarrell70

    [SOLVED] Looking for best motherboard option for my rig

    I'm upgrading to a ddr4 rig with i5 8400 and ddr4 2x8gb ram. I want a motherboard that has built in wifi (wireless). What's the best "bang for buck" option?
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    Question MSI Notebook-Upgrading Storage to SSD

    Greetings, I bought a MSI GP72RF notebook a while ago and i want to upgrade my storage to an SSD and maybe a M.2 as well. I bought a NVME samsung 970 EVO and a Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD from amazon. My bios did not want to recognize the M.2 and the Crucial SSD...
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    Question Worth upgrate from i7 4790 to i5 8400 or ryzen 5 2600?

    I want to upgrade my system but i am not sure that worth it. My system specs: Asus Mobo H81 chipset CPU i7 4790 GPU MSI ARMOR 1660Ti 12 GB ddr 3 at 1600 Mhz PSU Seasonic 650 W I am thinking to update it to i5 8400 or ryzen5 2600 with 16 GB ddr4 I also can sell my current i7 4790 and go with...
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    Question CPU/GPU bottle neck...which to attack first?

    Hi, I recently built a new system with the main components spec'ed below. The CPU and Ram were bought new while the GPU's were recycled from my last rig. Since I recently started to play anthem alongside a few multiple instances of mobile games through an android emulator like Nox or...
  17. aidfarrell70

    [SOLVED] Upgrading CPU

    I want to upgrade my I5 4440 (2013) to a newer cpu. I was thinking I5 8400. I understand that I will be forced to also upgrade my motherboard and ram for ddr4 but I am willig to do so. Will I see much of a difference from the i5 4440 to 8400? I have chosen to go with the Z37DP D3 motherboard and...
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    [SOLVED] rx 580 or gtx 1660 upgrade?

    I have been having trouble streaming Apex (single pc) without it looking pixelated when action starts or motion in general occurs, and I am looking for another GPU. Would it be better to buy an rx 580 and get a mouse or more ram with the leftover money, or buy a 1660? Specs: CPU: r5 1600 Ram...

    Discussion zbook 15 g3 gpu upgrade

    Hello everyone i need some help so my work just gave me a hp zbook 15 g3 because it got wet and has a bad mobo so i ordered a new mobo and its on the way but since ive already taken it appart i wanted to see if i had any gpu upgrade options i have seen that it only supports quadro cards (mine...
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    [SOLVED] upgrades for my current pc

    Hi guys I actually used this site ages ago to get this pc and it's been amazing ever since, best pc I've ever had. I wanted to see if there are any upgrades for it that are worth it or if it would be pointless to upgrade and better to just wait till it starts to become outdated. I was wondering...