Forum discussion tagged with upgrades.
  1. ScreperisLT

    [SOLVED] Upgrading

    Hello, i wanna know what should i upgrade on my PC for gaming on only maximum settings. Here are the specs : CPU : AMD Ryzen 5 2600 GPU : GTX 1050 Ti HDD: 1TB 7200RPM SSD : 240GB M.2 CASE : Deepcool D-SHIELD V2 PSU : 500W Chieftec GPS-500A8 Motherboard : Asus Prime B450M-A I think that i...
  2. JonathanLaws

    Question Upgrade help!

    Hey everyone I have a gaming PC and I am looking to do some small upgrades to make playing a little smoother. Looking for the more subtle PC mods such as a GPU change or a CPU change rather than the whole rig. Its a few years old so dont be alarmed but some older tech. Suggestions and help will...
  3. SnowFox47

    Question Problems after several upgrades

    When I built my first PC the specs wernt very good but I had the intent on upgrading as much as I could in the future. The parts were as listed: Ryzen 3 2200G 8GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 HyperX fury (one stick) Asrock AB350 Pro 4 motherboard WD Blue 1T, 2.5, HDD Corsair CX550M power supply In about a...
  4. J

    Question Recommended compatible upgrade options? [Current hardware listed]

    Hi all! First time poster here, and with the recent quarantine have started to play a few games on my PC! However, a couple of the games i wish to play such as Call of Duty Warzone / Modern Warfare, sadly my PC cannot hack. Hoping some of you guys here at Tom's can maybe offer some advice. With...
  5. S

    [SOLVED] What is a good upgrade for my CPU?

    I would like to know a good CPU for my computer but I don't which one is good. These are my current specs. CPU: AMD FX(tm)-6300 RX Six-Core Processor GPU: Radeon RX 560 Series Memory: 8 GB DDR3 Please tell me if I need to tell you more information, I'm new to these stuff.
  6. YeetYoot

    Question Upgrade for LGA1155 motherboard

    I have a upgraded Dell Optiplex 790 as my main computer. Its decent and does all what i need it too. The only problem i have is since upgrading to the i7 2600 and a Asus 1060 6gb my graphics card basically covers my sata ports and other PCI slots. Im attempting to find a motherboard/case combo...
  7. M


    So basically, everytime I launch a big game like BF 5 or Rainbow 6 Siege, my CPU overheats, as well as the fans which go crazy. SPECS : CPU: INTEL i7 6700 PSU: THERMALTAKE TR2 S GPU: RX 590 8gb (rev 2.0) MOTHERBOARD : H110M-Plus CASE: AVP RAM: 2* 8gb 1200 MHz DDR4 sticks. Please tell me the...
  8. J

    Question Broke college student trying to upgrade Gaming PC

    Hey guys I’m trying to upgrade this pre built gaming pc I got it’s a skytech archangel with a 1050ti in it i have a MSI a320m pro -vd plus mother board it seems to be running really slow when I’m playing games there is lots of lag and I’m wondering what I can to to this pc to make it run faster...
  9. chancing

    Question Which Should I Upgrade First?

    Hello. I am very new to this forum so sorry if I leave any details out. I have a 144hz monitor and most of my games aren't staying steady above 144 fps. I am looking to upgrade my PC. I am pretty sure that a GPU upgrade is what I need, but I just want to make sure. Some games I play are Rust...
  10. S

    Question Slow Computer - Upgrades or Restart

    Hi there, Below are the specs to my computer and it is running very intermittently slow. Sometimes the whole system locks up for 10 secs and then resumes, takes about 15 minutes to do a full reboot. Sometimes the computer just freezes while watching videos or playing games. CPU - AMD FX...
  11. ScreperisLT

    [SOLVED] What should i upgrade?

    Hello, i have a question. I have an old PC and i really want to upgrade it for simple gaming (Like Minecraft, Roblox, etc.) There is my parts: CPU : Intel Pentium E2180 (Overclocked to 2.5Ghz, that's the maximum, because when i overclock more, happens some issues like No Internet Connection, No...
  12. amshak01

    Question Swapping CPU cooler without remove entire MB from case?

    So this may be a silly question as I'm a first time builder but... I have a Thermaltake Core v21 MATX Cube-style case. The thing about this case is that it provides no access to the bottom/rear side of the MB however the standoffs aren't extremely high or anything. My question is does anyone...
  13. L

    Question What upgrades can my motherboard handle.

    Im finding it somewhat difficult understanding exactly what upgrades my motherboard can handle. Specifically I am wanting to upgrade my GPU and CPU for gaming purposes. Putting that into $ context, I am fine with spending $300 - $400 for both GPU and CPU combined. Let me know if there are...
  14. J

    [SOLVED] potential pc upgrade.

    cpu: Intel(R) Core™ Processor i5-7400 3.00GHz 6MB memory : CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB)DDR4 motherboard: MSI Z270-A Pro ATX w/ USB 3.1 powersupply: 600 Watts gpu: EVGA GeForce(R) GTX 1060 Superclocked 6GB GDDR5 hdd: 1tb drive and 128ssd had the computer for a couple of years...
  15. AtomBombTheWonderBomb

    Question Dell Xps 8930 To New Case+

    Hello, i currently have a dell xps 8930 and would like to upgrade my case to a CORSAIR Carbide series 175R but i dont know if the components will fit into the new case I will also be making some upgrades to the graphics (1050ti to rtx2070) and installing a 1tb SSD if someone knows if this will...
  16. E

    [SOLVED] Can I upgrade from a Ryzen 3 1200 to a Ryzen 5 2600 without any motherboard changes ?

    I currently have the Gigabyte A320M-DS2 and the Ryzen 3 1200 but I want to upgrade to a Ryzen 2600. To do this do I need to upgrade my motherboard or do any sort of software updates before putting the new processor in ?
  17. M

    [SOLVED] Looking for Upgrade Advice

    I have a 7 year old computer that I want to give to a buddy so he and I can do some gaming together (I upgraded this year). I was hoping to get some second opinions of what I should upgrade on this computer before I hand it off. I swapped out the RAM and graphics card about 4 years ago, so...
  18. R

    [SOLVED] Need serious upgrades for Uni and also for Gaming

    So i recently started my uni course studying games development and will obviously need to do some of the work at home and i am looking to upgrade my computer because i know it wont be able to handle the programs that i will be using to do my course. Some of the programs I will be using are Maya...
  19. Q

    Question PC Upgrade Help!

    Howdy, Two years ago, I built my PC and find it completely suitable for every task. I'm an architecture graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin and primarily use Rhino with accompanying 3D rendering software’s. Thinking about jumping into Cinema 4D within the next few weeks as...
  20. M

    [SOLVED] i5 3470 radeon r7 240

    Hi all. My current specs are : intel i5 3470 @ 3.2GHz 7GB DDR3 RAM radeon r7 240 2GB ddr3 graphics card Lenovo is7xm motherboard (pretty old) 1TB HDD Windowed gaming exo case . 250 W PSU (which I will upgrade) I want to start upgrading my pc. I have seen a deal that includes a (Ryzen 3 1200G...