Question How can I make my PC better for gaming?

Sep 18, 2019
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Hi there, I was wondering how i can upgrade my pc to make it better for gaming. I have some idea about computers but not the best. I know the biggest problem is my CPU and was thinking of maybe upgrading to the FX 8350, although i know these are very outdated now i cant afford to get a new MOBO as well as a new CPU and stuff.

Any help?

Processor (CPU)AMD FX-4300 Quad Core CPU (3.80GHz/4MB CACHE/AM3+)
MotherboardASUS® M5A97 R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s)
Memory (RAM)8GB Corsair DDR3 1600MHz (16GB)
Graphics Card4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1050 Ti - DVI, HDMI, DP
1st Storage Drive1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 32MB CACHE
 
Aug 8, 2019
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The fx are obsolete nowadays, invest in a new ryzen with a suitable mobo and fast rams for the amd, whats your budget?
 

j3ster

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not much really, id say you can get an SSD, but for the cpu upgrade it would give you a good bump but not that much and maybe a GTX 1060 or RX 580 but not anything more powerful than these.

also just to give an idea heres an example of a more modern build and the price to expect it to be, this build can be cheaper or even better (more expensive).

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.20 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.95 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ NZXT)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($91.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $705.99


so if you can save up for a system overhaul id also suggest that.
 

Z1NONLY

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Newegg has the 8320 for about $80 now. Compared to newer 8-core CPU's the 8320 is kind of weak. But it's a beast when compared to your 4300.

If you are on a budget, the 8320 is a decent (and relatively cheap) upgrade for your current rig.
 

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