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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, im currently trying to build a Light gaming PC but have ran into a small issue. I dont know if I should run with a GPU or stick to my APU as im trying to save money but still get a decent performance. I dont really care about having like 60 FPS with 4k graphics and Amazing shadows. (Thought that would be nice) But im looking at playing small games at around 30 to 50 FPS with a low end card. If its better to buy a low end card and save money on my CPU please name some GPU's so I may look at them.

 

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Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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You mean upgrade to the "Current goal" PC? Try find an A10-7XXX CPU then


Studying abroad, ditched the crappy laptop for a mobile workstation/gaming laptop double Hate the thermal paste and memory timings

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (1696MHz 0.812V ~ 1860MHz 0.95V) RAM: 12GB DDR4-2666 19-19-19-43 2T Storage: 128GB Toshiba NVMe SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) Monitor: 1080p 120Hz IPS G-sync

 

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 770 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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2 hours ago, ThatDoggo said:

Hello, im currently trying to build a Light gaming PC but have ran into a small issue. I dont know if I should run with a GPU or stick to my APU as im trying to save money but still get a decent performance. I dont really care about having like 60 FPS with 4k graphics and Amazing shadows. (Thought that would be nice) But im looking at playing small games at around 30 to 50 FPS with a low end card. If its better to buy a low end card and save money on my CPU please name some GPU's so I may look at them.

 

Best Regrades

ThatDoggo

 

What games exactly are you trying to play?


CPU: Sempron 2500+ / P4 2.8E / P4 2.6C / A64 x2 4000+ / E6420 / E8500 / i5-3470 / i7-3770
GPU: TNT2 M64 / Radeon 9000 / MX 440-SE / 7300GT / Radeon 4670 / GTS 250 / Radeon 7950 / 660 Ti

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5 hours ago, ThatDoggo said:

Hello, im currently trying to build a Light gaming PC but have ran into a small issue. I dont know if I should run with a GPU or stick to my APU as im trying to save money but still get a decent performance. I dont really care about having like 60 FPS with 4k graphics and Amazing shadows. (Thought that would be nice) But im looking at playing small games at around 30 to 50 FPS with a low end card. If its better to buy a low end card and save money on my CPU please name some GPU's so I may look at them.

 

Best Regrades

ThatDoggo

 

whats ur budget and where r u located at?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 hours ago, vexicus365 said:

whats ur budget and where r u located at?

Hello. Im located in Canada around the Ontario region, my budget for a small little PC is around 220 to 270 dollars.


Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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Just now, ThatDoggo said:

Hello. Im located in Canada around the Ontario region, my budget for a small little PC is around 220 to 270 dollars.

That's going to be hard. I live in the same region and prices are high. try this build

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Vd6tyX

 And at that that build is cheap.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Also neglected to mention about the spare parts I have. I got 4 sticks of DDR3 Ram and a hard drive.

 


Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, theblastman21 said:

That's going to be hard. I live in the same region and prices are high. try this build

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Vd6tyX

 And at that that build is cheap.

This looks good but I may dowgrade a few parts like the CPU to a Ryzen 3 Chipset.

 


Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, theblastman21 said:

That's going to be hard. I live in the same region and prices are high. try this build

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Vd6tyX

 And at that that build is cheap.

Just a quick question if I was to go with this build and fully get it up and running. How would I get BIOS update since I might be using a Raven Ridge CPU?


Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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4 hours ago, ThatDoggo said:

Just a quick question if I was to go with this build and fully get it up and running. How would I get BIOS update since I might be using a Raven Ridge CPU?

They may come with the BIOS update. You may need to buy a  boot kit solution from AMD's website

 

go to https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-100 to learn more (it's AMD's website)


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