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Hello, soon I will getting my paycheck and I will have around £300 left over that I can spend on my pc. I am just unsure what is best to upgrade first. My main game rn that I play is OverWatch, but I will probably be playing games like Cod and similar fps in the future. At the moment I have 8Gbs of ram(unsure of the speed), I have an Intel Pentium g4560 and a 1050ti. I would imagine the most important thing to upgrade would be my processor, but any advice on better things would be really useful or if I should just wait even longer to spend more money on even better upgrades would be a better option, thank you in advcance :)

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Do you have enough storage space for the new COD? Rumor has it to be around ~150gb requirement. Your FPS wont matter if you cant install


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7 minutes ago, xMystic said:

I have an Intel Pentium g4560

I know that Overwatch can consume even a whole i5, I recommend a 6600 or something off eBay.


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The new COD is very well optimized as long as it runs how it did in the beta when it's full releassed, but even then it won't run too well on a Pentium dual core. I also think you need to upgrade to a better CPU. Depending on your mobo you can upgrade to a non k, i7 or i5 of the same generation or you can go for a full upgrade to a newer Ryzen CPU.

You can go for something like this for £250 or change it to a Ryzen 5 3600 for only £317.

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor £112.79 @ Aria PC
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £70.79 @ Aria PC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £67.99 @ Box Limited
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total £251.57
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-10 19:00 BST+0100  


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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£112.79 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£70.79 @ Aria PC) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£30.00 @ Aria PC) 
Total: £213.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-11 02:51 BST+0100


Then pick up a used RX 480 on CEX.

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