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Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by VinLark, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. VinLark
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    Alright, so I have been dealing with an NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 graphics card for 6-7 years now and I think it's time for a upgrade. I know some things about computer hardware but I don't know about what graphics card would work with my power supply or whatever. I am looking for something affordable and something that will just allow me play kinda current games. If I could just replace my graphics card and maybe put some more RAM that would be great. I have posted my full specs below. Thanks.

    My PC Specs by Speccy
     
  2. osaka35

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    How much are you willing to spend? And can you wait until January?
     
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    200-500. And yeah I can wait until January
     
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    Well, for that price range, I'd recommend the nvidia GTX 1060 or the 1070. AMD's RX 480 is the competitor, but I'm not sure which would be better for your situation.

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-RX-480-vs-GeForce-GTX-1060

    I said the january thing because the 1080ti is coming out then, and will be the latest and greatest...but it's going to be probably closer to the 800 range i'm guessing :P
     
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    Your rig is seriously below average for 2016.
    Get something like this-
    http://pcpartpicker.com/list/pntyxY
    Use the other parts from your previous builds.
    Want more graphics oomph? Get the RX470 or GTX 1060 3GB instead.
    If you can wait, the AMD Zen cpus could be a possible choice, but we're not sure how good they'll be.

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    With an AMD Sempron 140? You gotta be kidding! Serious bottlenecks!
     
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    Yeah, I didn't even look at the specs, just giving "this is the current video card scene" advice. Yeesh those specs.

    After looking at your specs, your best bet is probably to get a nice motherboard, CPU, motherboard, HDD, monitor, and power supply upgrade. Or mostly a new computer :P You're on an am2 motherboard, and am3+ is on its last leg. Your video card isn't holding you back, and if you put a quality one in there, it's going to run not much faster than what you've got now. I've got some great cheap options for you though, if you'd like =]
     
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    Sure, I would like to explore all my options.
     
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    For the graphics card, go with the GTX 1060. For the CPU, go for the i5 6400. I got these and I'm running games like GTA 5 at 60fps no problem.
     
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    -AMD for bang/buck
    -Intel for modern and speed

    If you can wait until AMD releases their new AM4 stuff, that's the best way to go (they'll be releasing around february 2017). Personally, I'd save up money until february, then buy all new parts. Use your current one as a media hub or something =]. If you can't wait, I can help with good picks for a current build.
     
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    if you look around in flea markets and stuff you can sometimes get something a bit more modern (nothing amazing but better than you have) for pretty cheap, i had a friend asking me to find him something basic and cheap, managed to get a i7 860 with motherboard and 4gb ddr3 for £3 in a car boot sale, then chucked in a cheap R7 250 and basic 500w power supply threw it in a really crappy old case i had and it does him fine, only cost about £50 in parts but its ok enough basic gaming but for a £50 spare parts PC it performs fairly decent

    if you have a friend/relative who is into PC gaming it may be worth asking if they have any spares for you to tide you over till you can save up a bit, if your not a HHDHDHDH 9001 FPS gaming nut you may actually get something that will do you for a good while :P
     
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    I had to add more lol

    If you're even considering the RX 480, go with the GTX 1060. The 1060 out performs it significantly and costs roughly the same. You can probably find a 1060 on eBay for pretty cheap.
     
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