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re: Help me upgrade PC. Where do I start or focus?
If a budget build pick up the 3060 ti that's imminent


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You cant upgrade the CPU without upgrading the RAM and mobo, there's not much point in upgrading the video card on such an old CPU, basically get my point


this. just too many old parts


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re: Help me upgrade PC. Where do I start or focus?
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This thread did not go as planned.....

My PC is not that bad. I can still run a lot of things decently


As has been said, any upgrade will throw your system out of balance. If you upgrade your GPU, you're going to get bottle-necked by your CPU. If you upgrade your CPU, you'll need to upgrade pretty much everything.

Keep your PSU and have fun planning a new build.
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This thread did not go as planned.....


if you let it go too much longer, it will end up like this...

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HailToTheChiz
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re: Help me upgrade PC. Where do I start or focus?
I understand now. Age has got it. I'll start saving


Joshjrn
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I understand now. Age has got it. I'll start saving


Chipsets are a bitch, man

I’ve been collecting pieces for a new build over the last couple of weeks, waiting for the RTX 3080 launch. O11xl finally arrived today. Just lean into it and have fun


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CGSC Lobotomy
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re: Help me upgrade PC. Where do I start or focus?
Always start with RAM.


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ForeverEllisHugh
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re: Help me upgrade PC. Where do I start or focus?
I would lean towards a new build too; main thing is to get at least an 8th gen i7


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boXerrumble
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AMD FX-8350 4 GHz 8-Core Processor

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-2400 CL10 Memory

XFX Radeon R9 290 4 GB Double Dissipation Video Card

EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply


Thoughts? I can still run things fine for the most part. I feel though I am due for some type of upgrade. Build was done back in 2013-2014 I think

Maybe would like to ultimately run two monitors


Keep your CPU cooler, GFX card (for the time being), and Power Supply.

What are your goals, aside from 2 monitors? What frame rates are you going for? Is this a primary work pc or gaming pc?


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re: Help me upgrade PC. Where do I start or focus?
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I understand now. Age has got it. I'll start saving


The good news is that 2021 is a great year to be building a new PC with the 30 series Nvidia GPUs coming out. I will be doing the same.


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Joshjrn
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The good news is that 2021 is a great year to be building a new PC with the 30 series Nvidia GPUs coming out. I will be doing the same.


And don't forget about Zen 3 coming out in October.


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HailToTheChiz
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What are your goals, aside from 2 monitors? What frame rates are you going for? Is this a primary work pc or gaming pc?


Run what I want to run game wise. This is purely a gaming machine. I'm honestly not so hardware intense as some of you in this thread


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re: Help me upgrade PC. Where do I start or focus?
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trash that thing and start over

Almost like the build needs to be "Bulldozed" completely.
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As has been said, any upgrade will throw your system out of balance. 

Balance is key to maintain "Zen".
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I'm honestly not so hardware intense as some of you in this thread

Gaming is hardware intense, the abuse taken by your CPU over the years is like you being "Piledrived" from the top of a ladder, off a cage and onto a table everyday.
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re: Help me upgrade PC. Where do I start or focus?
I can't even...


HailToTheChiz
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re: Help me upgrade PC. Where do I start or focus?
I felt like you typed a foreign language


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I can't even...

The OP's rig never "Steamrolled" all games, but he seems "SATA-fied" with the performance.


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LSU Coyote
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re: Help me upgrade PC. Where do I start or focus?
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Keep your CPU cooler, GFX card (for the time being), and Power Supply.

What are your goals, aside from 2 monitors? What frame rates are you going for? Is this a primary work pc or gaming pc?

Yeah keep the PSU and case, sale everything else.

October seems like the time for him to upgrade.

Zen3
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What are your goals? Or you just looking for component recommendations?


boXerrumble
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re: Help me upgrade PC. Where do I start or focus?
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Run what I want to run game wise. This is purely a gaming machine. I'm honestly not so hardware intense as some of you in this thread


Fair enough

But when you say gaming machine and "run what I want to run..." that could mean a whole lotta things

You trying to game at 1080p, 1440p, 4k?


boXerrumble
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Yeah keep the PSU and case, sale everything else.

October seems like the time for him to upgrade.

Zen3
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What are your goals? Or you just looking for component recommendations?


Yeah, I just mentioned he should keep his GFX card incase theres a shortage of the RTX 30 series and he can't get a new one for a while
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HailToTheChiz
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1080p, 1440p, 4k?


1080 is fine. Not even sure if my current monitor supports the others


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