I have an FX8320, old board and 32gb of dd3 ram. I have a $300 budget and am looking to upgrade. Is it possible to take a step out of the dark into the light with my current budget?
GTX 1080? If so it's still an excellent GPU and considering the 2700 (or 2600 if you want to save a little bit more money) has much better performance per core you should see a decent increase in gaming performance, especially for those CPU heavy titles.My SSD and 1080 (I know that seems ancient now) will benefit greatly from this wont they? Also, I have a 650 watt power supply, that should be fine as well?
It may be ok to continue to use that PSU but you still may want to consider replacing it as Cyberpower doesn't exactly put good units into there systems.Yeah GTX 1080 8gb Founders Edition(Actually don't know what that means haha) Not sure of the name of the PSU to be honest, it came with a Cyberpower PC I bought in 2016.
Sounds good, make sure to do a clean install of Windows as well since your replacing the motherboard. Also with AMD Ryzen memory speeds make a big impact with gaming so make sure it's the 2x8gb kit @3200mhz. I recently did a build with that motherboard and it's excellent for the price, make sure the memory is in slots A2/B2 (2/4) and then go into the BIOS and enable XMP as this will run the memory at the correct voltage, speed & timings.Well, I will put that on my next upgrade list after I get these other things taken care of haha. Thanks so much for your input, I will be ordering these parts next week. I will post the full specs and experiences here after I get it up and running
I'm glad it's working out well. If it were me I'd keep the memory at the XMP profile speeds to avoid issues.Yeah I am not big into it either, just going with that boost thing in the BIOS. One of the reasons I like this CPU is the flexibility of the CPU. Everything seems to be running great, so far, I couldn't be happier.
The gains depend on the game but for most the 5-7 FPS average increase really isn't worth the risk especially on a higher end GPU. Now if your extremely limited on budget and that overclock, for example, pushes you from 27 to 35 FPS then it could be well worth it.I've never really fooled much with overclocking, but this board makes it so easy to do. I spent a day stress testing to make sure the temps were right and there were no conflicts. I am not sure what the Nvidia Boost is, but I am going to check into it for sure. I would love to get more out of my card without the danger of hurting something. That's why I never overclocked a GPU, to expensive for me to take a chance on destroying it haha.