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I wave, but they don't slow down.-- Steven Wilson Top Philldoe Minister of Gerbil Affairs Posts: 2980 Joined: Thu May 13, 2004 12:12 pm Location: Turn around... This is just to explain and build a picture of how little I really know about the inside of a computer. Collection Intro Intro: How To Upgrade Your Household Computer Into A Gaming PCCurrently, most Windows-based personal computers, found at such stores as your local Best Buy or Wal-Mart, are not capable What would you do, or buy, if you had my setup? http://swiftinv.com/please-help/please-help-me-upgrade-my-computer.html

permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply[–]veive 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(0 children)link to the pc requirements You need to double the RAM and upgrade your GPU. Here's a breakdown of possible upgrades and what they'd be good for:RAM: While RAM is easily the cheapest upgrade you can make, most modern computers aren't going to see a huge I had a motherboard that claimed the same, but an R9 270 would not work with it, probably because it (the mobo) hadn't adopted the PCIe 2.1 power improvements. Once my GPU show up, gonna be blazing those new games. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/636830/please-help-me-upgrade-my-pc/

permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply[–]bluefisch200 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(0 children)I don't know how mich faster my FX-8350 is (single core performance isn't that much better) then your 955 but otherwise I only have This is often the most needed upgrade for computers to be able to run higher end games. coppeebobah 94 posts coppeebobah Ignored Jun 9, 2013 (Edited) Copy URL View Post Repost:http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3134268andhttp://forums.riftgame.com/rift-general-discussions/off-topic/362295-please-help-me-upgrade-computer.htmlLooks like you got a lot of good help there. permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply[–]DongleNocker 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(0 children)Gonna need to replace the motherboard, ram, cpu and gpu, perhaps the PSU too.

let's makeExplore PublishClassesshare what you makeFeatured:3D Printing ClassArduinoSewingWith Instructables you can share what you make with the world, and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.How it Works »New Instructable Given it's a Dell, upgrading the CPU is pretty much out of the question without a new motherboard, which would require more RAM and a full retail copy of Windows assuming I dug up my old test results: Phenom II X6 1090t @ 4.0 GHz and 7870 @ stock clocks: 3DMark06: Overall Score: 22421 CPU Score: 6717 3DMark11: Overall Score: X2401 Physics I have an i5-4690k, not OC'd, 8gb ddr3 and r9 390 and I get 70-100fps @ 1080p on Ultra.

But looking at the RX 470, EVGA & Gigbyte 1060 3gb single fan-versions and I can't honestly say any case today is "too small" for any soft of GPU, even some or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]Demokirby 1 point2 points3 points 5 months ago(0 children)If he goes for good used deal Haswell or older Motherboard+CPU he can reuse the ram. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3186279/upgrade-computer.html Ownership All right, title and interest in and to the Software, including without limitation all patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and all other proprietary and intellectual property rights, shall at all

GPU will hold him back. 8GB of RAM is enough. The only things possibly worth re-using are: PSU depending on what it is Case any HDD/SSDs that you have any peripherals and that's about it Or just sell it as a Hi! permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]sn0wyyy 1 point2 points3 points 5 months ago(27 children)because that pc is totally worth only 100 bucks /s permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]bloodstainer 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(26 children)not sure whether you're claiming its worth

permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply[–]mongermaniac 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(0 children)If you want something cheap get an i5 2500k ($100), 8gb ram ($25), good overclocking mobo ($80), gtx 970 ($175) decent used power supply http://us.battle.net/forums/en/sc2/topic/9244925258 permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]djlemma 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(0 children)In both cases they were prebuilt Dell computers. You might be able to add more RAM (depending on Dell's specs), but it sounds like it might be time to get a new PC with something like an I5 CPU. So if I picked the rx480 how much will it affect in dx11 games and vice versa with the 1060?

Be sure you are using the computer you plan to upgrade 2. this contact form Gold subscriber Administrator Posts: 46558 Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:51 pm Location: Somewhere, having a beer Re: Help me upgrade old pc plz Quote #4 Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:56 It will run you about $300. permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]el_pinata 1 point2 points3 points 5 months ago(0 children)This is the correct answer and the only thing OP needs to see.

  1. Very satisfied.
  2. permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply[–]S4mmyK 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(0 children)so i have a i5 4670K.
  3. Gold subscriber Administrator Posts: 46558 Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:51 pm Location: Somewhere, having a beer Re: Help me upgrade old pc plz Quote #2 Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:41
  4. permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]Hopalicious 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(0 children)Well shit.
  5. Focus on the other upgrades instead.Eliminate BottlenecksNow that you know what components are best for what tasks, it's time to take a look at what you already have.
  6. This will display the minimum and recommended components the game requires ... 4 Step 4: Finding out your motherboard modelBefore you can find out what components to buy, you must make
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  8. And besides that, you can get a fucking laptop for $200 faster than this, with a small SSD, skylake pentium CPU it'll wreck this permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]sn0wyyy 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(21

View answer Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Please someone help me upgrade my pc! He never uses his office or the computer. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. have a peek here permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply[–]OriginalBuzz 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(0 children)Just get a new gpu first, like a Rx480 and test it.

If upgrading to a new card is too expensive, you can always try to buy a second video card and put it in SLI or Crossfire, which essentially means having two Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. It's time for a full upgrade, my friend.

it sits around 60fps at 1080p with some dips and all settings set to auto default.

E: Also have dx12 turned on, but I had to make a registry edit to falsify an older driver version number without actually rolling back drivers and close AMD app to It will fail completely the moment the Raid needs to rebuild. Q: How do I know this isn’t spyware? Some things don't work (like MSAA), so it's hard to gauge what mix of settings Will make the difference between 60/90/144FPS.

RX 470 is good choice for GPU. 8 GB RAM is enough. The ATI video card that was in there before worked fine (I think it was a 6950) but the new one wouldn't allow the computer to boot. Join the Conversation Ignored Have something to say? Check This Out Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 Drillingmachine Drillingmachine Members 1,441 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:10:03 AM Posted 08 January 2017 -

Will I need to overclock my FX6100, or should that not be a problem? Guaranteed. permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply[–]Wanhope 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(0 children)Dump it and do a new build. GPU, PSU, CPU, Mobo, and RAM will definitely need to be upgraded to play bf1 smoothly.

permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]Shaq_is_our_Savior 4 points5 points6 points 5 months ago(1 child)you should be able to play around medium settings, i get 50+ fps on high with my 370 and 6300 permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]BeastftMiddleEast 2 points3 points4 You'll need to get a new mobo and if you do then it's worth going Intel based. For specs, I'd probably go for: i5 Skylake (they've got 6600K listed) 8GB of DDR4 GPU at least as good as the the GTX 660 or R9 280 (these are pretty I suggest a skylake i5, 16gigs of ram, with a 1060 or 480 gpu.

permalinkembedsaveparentreportreply[–]ButtholeWrecker 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(1 child)I saw on the forums their minimum graphics card for the beta is a gtx 660. permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply[–]themooster32 1 point2 points3 points 5 months ago(0 children)Careful with the 970, and buy a good one with no problems. permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreplyload more comments(4 replies)load more comments(1 reply)load more comments(2 replies)[–][deleted] 5 months ago(49 children)[deleted] [–]cronini2 24 points25 points26 points 5 months ago*(45 children)750ti doesn't meet the minimum requirements for BF1 but I'm sure permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]kayzp4ul 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(0 children)You can't go wrong with memory ;) permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]132ads 18 points19 points20 points 5 months ago(0 children)Sell build new.

Vishera cores are just a touch faster per core, but at an average higher power draw. Carry on. permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply[–]kabothu 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(1 child)do it dad BabyRage permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply[–]niallmul97 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(0 children)Forsenboys FeelsGoodMan permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]trevdrummer12 28 points29 points30 points 5 months ago(7 children)I have the same