Good Hardware, Bad performance.

Jan 4, 2019
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I have a relatively good pc, but everything is slow and runs bad. Can someone help?

Specs:

i3-2100 @ 3.10 GHz
8gb DDR3 @ 1333 MHz
GeForce GT 730 4GB Dedicated V-Ram
500GB WDC WD5000AZLX-08K2TA0

Thanks!
 

jankerson

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An I3 will handle it as long as he gets a proper GPU for gaming and an SSD for his main drive to speed things up a bit.

It won't be too bad.

A GTX 1050 would work OK.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB OC Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $129.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-05 01:13 EST-0500

An I5 CPU would be perfect.

Like this one from EBAY for $33, look up Core i5-3470S 2.9GHz, good prices now on used ones.

So for a total of $219 he could upgrade it, CPU, GPU and SSD and have a nice little system that would perform a lot better than what he has now.

But he can get away with just a new GPU and SSD for now, or GPU and CPU.

 
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I try to play games like brick rigs and GTA V. I don't have an unlimited budget like you guys, I am in fact not very wealthy and am 14. Please don't make fun of my system, as it is all I can afford.
 

jankerson

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It's not making fun of it, it's just the truth really.

News flash... NOBODY has an unlimited budget.

It's below min specs for GTA 5.

You need a new graphics card.

The GT 730 is NOT a gaming card.

And ideally an SSD, that would speed things up, a 250GB SSD like this one for the main drive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($57.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $57.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-05 01:06 EST-0500
 

heshclub7

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The goal here was never to make fun of your system or to belittle your budget. We do however, have to point out the facts. And for a game like GTA V, you are far below even the minimum specs. It’s mainly your processor, especially for modern games which use more cores/threads than older games. And the above post is correct, the 730 is just not intended for gaming.
 

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