[SOLVED] Need help upgrading system

Maximuzzm

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Mobo : Dell optiplex 790 MT
Pcu: Intel i7-2600 @ 3.4 ghz
GPU: Invidia Geforce GTX1050 Ti
PSU: corsair 550W
Ram: 16GB DDR2


I need to replace my motherboard mainly because its giving me weird problems with my ram. I can only use 8GB of ram right now because it gives me 1 and 3 lights when i try to run anymore than 8GB of ram and wont start. Ive had this problem before so I replaced the ram and it was working fine for awhile until it started acting up again recently.

I need to at least replace my motherboard. I was hoping to find one that I could upgrade to newer gpu/cpu when I have the money but a Mobo that can still use my old hardware in the meantime.

What do you recommend that I do? Its black friday now's the time to upgrade everything although I dont want to spend more than $300 . If i was to buy a new mobo what one should I get? Or should I just use the money and just buy a refurbished PC somewhere and just put my GPU in it. If so which refurbished PC should I buy that is compatible with my gpu? Any advice is appreciated. I just want to run modern games as my rig struggles a bit since the PCU is really old.

thanks in advance.
 

Rebelz86

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A good mobo is the AsRock B365 PRO4 Socket 1151 or an MSI H310M PRO-BHD Plus Socket 1151, with the 2x8 Kingstone Fury Beast 16GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Dual Channell , and maybe try and put on that if u have the money an I3 9100f or the I3 8100, but if u have the money u can get an I5 11600k as well being 50$ mkre expensive than the I3 9100f so Id recommend this. Second Option change to Amd same ram that I put the first time but the mobo should be the B450 Tomahawk MAX II Socket AM4 or the Aorus B450 Elite Socket AM4 or if u want a more budget version Gygabite B450 Gaming X Socket AM4 with the AMD Ryzen 5 1600x or no budget AMD Ryzen 7 2700x
 

Rebelz86

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16 gb of RAM ddr2 will never run well on a modern game , so in my opinion u can change the ram and the mother board , witb the same cpu socket , and ddr4 chanells. Try to get some 16gb DDR4 3200Mhz or even 3600Mhz I wouldnt recommend u to get a GPU , the prices qre way to high , u should wait more if u wanna get that
 

Maximuzzm

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NBA 2k21 doesn't run properly on my rig even with 16 gb ddr2 ...you think it's a ram and not a pcu problem? Sorry thought I linked an i5 pcu from Amazon
 

Rebelz86

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U did link an i5 but yeah ddr2 is very weak even at 16 gb for todays newer titles and ur processor as well but in my opinion the biggest downside is the ram
 

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