Good Graphics Card, CPU, and Motherboard?

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  1. Zero72463
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    Okay so my computer sucks ass. Sure I can play CS:GO, GMOD, and Skyrim. It just isn't good enough though. I have a lot of money so I want to buy a graphics card, gpu/cpu, and motherboard that are all on even levels. I already have fans, a case, power supply, and 8gb RAM to use so I don't need to buy those. I am not looking for anything too, "Super Computer", but at the same time I would like something that can play GTA with high quality textures, Skyrim special editon, and DOOM. Since these are all high quality games I need something can is also at there level or higher. I am looking to spend about $700 or $800. Thanks!
     


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    If you want to spend $800, you cn build an entire new machine - you might need to, depending on how decent your power supply is and what exactly your RAM is. If it's older DDR2 RAM it's useless with any modern processor/motherboard. A $240 8GB RX 480, or a price-dropped R9 390, would be good enough for high-quality GTA V; in theory a GTX 970 would work in the same price range but I'd recommend something with more than 4GB of VRAM. If your RAM is DDR3, I'd recommend a mid-range Haswell i5 CPU; some Skylake boards still support DDR3L, which isn't necessarily compatible with DDR3 sticks. Motherboard ultimately depends on what kind of CPU you want.
     
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    I have DDR3 RAM. Should I replace it? I heard DDR4 isn't anything to special and that DDR3 is still very good and playable.
     
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    I am probably gonna go with what you have laid out here, but I will do more research. I can wait a few weeks for the gpu. Do I have to buy a new fan? I already have 4.
    Give me an example of the games at what high qualities (Texture packs, enb, etc) this build can play them at please. If you can of course. (Just mainstream games, I am interested in Skyrim mostly...)

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    Thanks for the build though it looks very nice and should prob. fit my budget and even cost less.
     
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    With performance in games, RAM is really not much of a factor. DDR4 consumes less power, but if you already have a decent set of DIMMs then you don't need to get DDR4. If you didn't have RAM already then yeah it would make sense to just get DDR4. Also, what's your budget for all the new components together?
     
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    About $600, $700, or $800.
     
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    Yeah I reread the OP and I'm not sure how I missed that the first time. Just tired I guess. Anyway, what resolution do you use for games? And what's your monitor's refresh rate?
     
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    Well I am getting a Axus monitor soon so that should be good enough also as of now I don't use much high resolutions.
     
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    Oh ok. The RX 480 should definitely be enough for a 1080p 60hz monitor. But if you play CS:GO, you should consider a monitor with a higher refresh rate because it helps significantly. With that build posted above (minus the RAM), you'll still have a good amount of money leftover. If you don't mind spending $200~ more, you have a 144 hz monitor, and you want to better utilize the high refresh rate in AAA games, perhaps you should consider MSI or EVGA GTX 1070. You'll get anywhere between 35-50% increase in FPS for most AAA games such as Doom, GTA V, etc. You should wait until you can get one for the correct price because right now price gouging is running rampant (for RX 480 as well actually).
     
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    Wait sorry for bumping the thread but what @Joe88 gave me was it a good build for what I am looking for? I am getting really excited to buy these pc parts. I didn't do it yet, but I want to make sure this is a quality build. Also if I have fans not attached to my current case can I take them out and use them on the newer one?
     
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    The build is solid. A decent motherboard, good CPU, HSF and RAM pretty much make up the backbone of the system. You could get them straight away and it would be perfectly usable until you get the graphics card to add in.

    Fans are fairly easy to take out and add in to cases of you feel the need for extra cooling. Older cases with bad airflow need it, although newer cases are generally designed well enough that you only need the fans it comes with (adding more only if you have more than one graphics card or if you're overclocking).
     
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    Thanks. Also another question what power supply do i have to buy or is that already in the list somewhere. As well as that I am planning on buying this case and I heard some parts don't fit in cases properly so i was wondering if there is a certain case I should buy that is around $50 that will work.

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    Also does it matter if I buy the rx480 from msi or xfx. I want to buy it from msi since they are cheaper, but I am not sure if there is something cooler about the xfx versions.
     
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    You said you already had a power supply. You never said how good it was (e.g. Brand and wattage) so it's hard to judge. A 450W power supply from a good brand should be enough for your system, but I'm personally never comfortable with less than 550W in case you choose to add more to your system (like how I have 10 drives in mine).

    As for cases, any mid-tower that supports ATX (the shape of the motherboard) will fit the motherboard and graphics without issues. As for the HSF, it's impossible to say without more information. It should fit most cases, but I don't know what case you have or what case you want to get.

    Edit: this is my 5000th post! :toot:
     
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    Thanks. I went to pc part picker to find my case and see if everything was good and such. I will probably buy a decent power supply like 500W. Thanks for your help guys! :D
     
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    Just as a general guide (I'm surprised I didn't remember this before)... When you want to choose your power supply wattage, look at the recommended wattage for the graphics card you're getting (the part that uses the most power). As an example, my GTX 980 Ti has a recommended 600W For the PSU.
     
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    Oh alright then. Thanks for the help man. All of you have been a great help. I am gonna buy most of the parts now and wait until July 16 for the MSI RX480 release.
     
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    Don't bother with getting DDR4 not much difference there because games use VRAM which should be GDDR5 lol. Get like an RX 480 and an i5 and a microATX motherboard.
     
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    Most Skylake motherboards (microATX or full ATX) use DDR4. You should be a bit more specific with your recommendation, if you're referring to one of the few DDR3 Skylake motherboards or if you're referring to haswell motherboards (and compatible CPU too).

    Edit: also a GTX 1060 is worth considering. RRP is $250 and it's supposed to be 15% faster with 75% less power draw, if you believe the marketing.
     
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    arnt those DDR3L?
    just stick with ddr4, you will be able to use it for future upgrades for some time also