[SOLVED] Any CHEAP & EZ upgrades for this PC?

clutchc

Titan
Herald
For gaming, moving to a faster gfx card would be the first thing to do. The FX-6300 should be able to support a GTX 1050 Ti or GTX 1650. Depending on what your PSU's nameplate says, you may be able to swap out the FX 6300 for a FX-8350/8370 for better performance in multi-threaded games... and then add an even faster gfx card. But if the PSU is too weak, you'll have to add the cost of a better PSU to the upgrade.
 

DSzymborski

Glorious
Moderator
Not really. Hopefully you haven't bought it yet; AM3+ is a dead-end 2012 platform that uses DDR3 memory. So any significant upgrade will need to be CPU + motherboard + DDR4 RAM. And a GPU upgrade will need not just the GPU but also a new power supply as the ones Cyberpower uses in their non-configurable ones for retail outlets are very low-quality.
 
Aug 3, 2019
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Not really. Hopefully you haven't bought it yet; AM3+ is a dead-end 2012 platform that uses DDR3 memory. So any significant upgrade will need to be CPU + motherboard + DDR4 RAM. And a GPU upgrade will need not just the GPU but also a new power supply as the ones Cyberpower uses in their non-configurable ones for retail outlets are very low-quality.
Sadly have had it for awhile just in a box and what would you sugguest doing for upgrades as cheap as possible?
 

clutchc

Titan
Herald
For gaming, moving to a faster gfx card would be the first thing to do. The FX-6300 should be able to support a GTX 1050 Ti or GTX 1650. Depending on what your PSU's nameplate says, you may be able to swap out the FX 6300 for a FX-8350/8370 for better performance in multi-threaded games... and then add an even faster gfx card. But if the PSU is too weak, you'll have to add the cost of a better PSU to the upgrade.
 
Aug 3, 2019
4
0
10
0
For gaming, moving to a faster gfx card would be the first thing to do. The FX-6300 should be able to support a GTX 1050 Ti or GTX 1650. Depending on what your PSU's nameplate says, you may be able to swap out the FX 6300 for a FX-8350/8370 for better performance in multi-threaded games... and then add an even faster gfx card. But if the PSU is too weak, you'll have to add the cost of a better PSU to the upgrade.
Where would I find out about this?
 

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