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Upgrade or new build.

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by marcg868, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. marcg868

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 16, 2016

    Posts: 238

    Location: East Lancashire

    Currently thinking for the future about not getting a next gen console apart from the switch and going PC only. Not really into FPS Shooters, but do enjoy the Forza series on my Xbox 1X so will be using the Gamepass and hoping to get the new flight sim.

    My Current Pc which plays all that stuff fine at 60 FPS mostly at 1080p is the Following.

    I5 7600k overclocked to 4.5
    Rx 480 8gb
    8gb Ram, can’t remember what speed.
    250gb Ssd
    2Tb hdd.
    Worth upgrading or totally new build. Don’t want to spend more than £800
     
  2. Grimley

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 18, 2007

    Posts: 6,785

    Location: Deepest Darkest Essex!!

    Save yourself some money, Just upgrade the Graphics card for now. No Idea what to though as the new slight sim isnt out yet & there's conflicting advice out there on what the recommended graphics card spec is.
     
  3. EsaT

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 8,212

    Location: Finland

    If you play mostly older games then that CPU will do decently.

    Though that 8GB of memory is too little and another 8GB should be added.
    It was already minimum when that CPU was new.

    For that low resolution you don't need to buy any expensive graphics card.
    Anyway current GPUs won't hold their value well or long for future games, no matter the price.
     
  4. marcg868

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 16, 2016

    Posts: 238

    Location: East Lancashire

    Any suggestions on Ram 16 GB. to go with the processor? It currently has Corsair Vengeance in but cant remember what speed it's running at in all honesty.
     
  5. Grimley

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 18, 2007

    Posts: 6,785

    Location: Deepest Darkest Essex!!

    download & run CPU-Z & it will tell you.
     
  6. EsaT

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 8,212

    Location: Finland