My first time posting on the LTT forum, I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little bit nervous...
As a long time watcher of LTT I decided earlier this year that I wanted a PC to play some games every now and again. I bought a used Fujitsu ESPRIMO P2760, a used Radeon RX580 and bought a new power supply because the original one didn't have a connector for the GPU. It's being well enough so far, I've notice little to no issues with GTA V but did have some light stuttering playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Earlier this week I tried Watch Dogs 2 (because free in the Epic Store) and when driving it just freezes for a second sometimes.
Now I'm not expecting to get top notch performance with my budget build. I would like it to look pretty but it's more important to me that it runs without stuttering.
I've paid €100 for the computer, €100 for the GPU, €75 for the power supply so this thing has cost me €275.
So here's the question I've been leading up to:
What would be the best upgrade? The CPU's the issue (according to Radeon Software) but would that be cost effective to upgrade or should I buy another used machine with a better CPU and try to sell this one?
This are the specs of my computer:
Motherboard Fujitsu Esprimo P2760 Socket 1156 (Micro ATX)
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz, 3201 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
RAM 8GB (4x2GB) 1666 MHz
GPU Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB OC Edition
Storage 120GB SSD + 500GB HDD
Power supply I forgot what I bought exactly but that one's good
And some extra info:
Location The Netherlands
Budget Around €100 - €150 (€100 if I have to pay it all, €150 if I can reclaim some of those costs by selling my old machine)
Aim Update my current setup as it's lacking in some games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Monitors 3 connected but only 1 in use during games (either TV or monitor), 2 for office use (2 monitors)
Peripherals All set in that department. I've got a decent enough mechanical keyboard, mouse and a Xbox One controller for couch gaming.
Your help (and even your time if you made is this far) is very much appreciated!
I've attached a picture of my dog as a thank you gift.