need help on what i can upgrade.

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hi
first time posting anything. i am wanting to upgrade my p.c but don't know what would give me the best improvement for gaming.
my p.c is not very good to begin with but here are my current specs

gpu: amd radeon HD 6670

processor: AMD FX 6100 six core

as you can probably tell, i don't know much about computers but any help in telling me where my money is best spent would be appreciated.
 

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I'd opt for a new Graphics Card. Your current one is quite outdated and easily outperformed by budget cards today. Depending on your budget, Resolution and Power Supply i can make some suggestions but i'll need you to answer those 3 questions first.

Without knowing you current parts i would recommend around an RX 570 4GB as a good performer for the price. Any higher could be possible but i wouldn't go any higher than a RX 580 8GB or GTX 1060 6GB on your CPU to avoid bottlenecking. But again it ultimately depends on your budget, Power Supply and Resolution. Hope this helps :)
 

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Even in today standard the CPU should be fine. My friend is still using FX-4300 and has no complains on performance. The GPU on the other hand could do a lot better. But don't go overkill like 1080Ti or 1070 like me :). I would get probably GTX 1050 Ti for that CPU. Or from AMD side go for something like RX 470 or RX 480.
On the side note, let me be honest; your setup is pretty obsolete for 2017. Don't waste money on anything higher than 1050 Ti or RX 470.
 

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gtx 1050 ti, dont waste any more than that

your setup is obsolete

 

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i am not 100% but i think my psu is 500w. my budget could would be around what a gtx 1050 cost. idk what you mean by resolution
 

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He is asking what resolution is your monitor. Right click on desktop and go to Display settings; resolution is the e further down near bottom.
 

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By Resolution i mean your Monitor/Screen (720p, 1080p, etc). But either way if you are around a GTX 1050 price then that is a good option. You could spend a little more on a GTX 1050 Ti but if not a GTX 1050 is capable of pretty decent settings in most modern games at 1080p or less. It would be a good pairing to avoid any CPU bottlenecks (meaning your CPU is too weak to keep up with the Graphics Card). You won't have to worry about power connectors or wattage on these 2 cards either since you have enough. So look into a GTX 1050 if you just want good Gaming performance and save as much money as possible, consider the GTX 1050 Ti if you are happy to spend a little more for better performance.
 

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you say its obsolete which i get lol. do you mean that cpu is ok for now but need replacing when i get the funds?
 

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and that should enable me to play modern games even though my cpu clock speed (i think that is where the clock speed comes from) is only 3.30 ghz?
 

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Yes, the CPU is fine for now but you should upgrade that as soon as you have additional funds. for now i believe you should get either 1050 or 1050 Ti but don't go any higher than that. When you get funds you can upgrade the CPU to something better.
 

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hey man i know someone who is selling a gtx 750 ti. i know its not great but do you think that this would be a worth while upgrade for me? just to add i dont really care so much about being able to play the latest AAA games on ultra. i would maybe like to play latest on low to medium settings.
 

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Yeah a GTX 750 Ti will be fine for Low-Medium settings in most modern games, go for it.
 

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thanks man. i really appreciate everyone who commented and tried to help me. such a great community :)
 

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A good starting point is to take a look at Tom's hierarchy charts which will quickly tell you where you stand and who are now the new kids on the block:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-hierarchy,4312.html?_ga=2.149490870.1207190689.1494598299-1419801324.1494002924

As you see you're 4 rungs below the current top tier. It's really nothing to worry about - until last Autumn I was gaming on 1 rung lower (i3-540). There's still a lot of fun to be had on your current CPU for a little while.

Which model is your PC? Or if you can give us the model of the case & PSU that could be helpful. Working out the long term strategy is helpful but that is always dependent on sustained funds and the user's personality and many such things.
 

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omg i am dying. i have got a gtx 750 ti now and have uninstalled my old graphics card and drivers. i have put in gtx 750 ti but when i run nvidia installer it gives this message: this graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware? please help
 

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