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Time too upgrade my eBay special TV pc

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So iv been out of the game a while now, this was built about 5 years ago too hook up too my TV and play some games and be able too chill out on the sofa instead of sat at my desk. It would quite happily play most games when it was built but it's getting a bit old in the tooth now.

 

Spec:

Intel i3-3240 (generic cooler) 

Gigabyte ga-gh61m-dis mobo

4gb or corsair ram, 

Amd radion r9 280 (I think) 

600 watt corsair psu, 

 

Don't want too spend a fortune but trying too decide where money is best spent 200-300 gbp, or do I bin it all off and start again, 

 

Any advice, I'm happy too trawl through ebay and pick up second hand parts, I think the only new bits I bought for this were the card and the psu. 

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Upgrade ram to 8 or 16gb upgrade cpu to atleast an i5 4460 gpu is still ok but could use an upgrade to let's say a 480/470


PC Specs: 

CPU - intel i7 3770

8 GB DDR3 RAM

GTX 1060 6GB 

Storage: 1TB SSD + 2TB HDD 

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could grab an extra 8gb of ram, a vega 56 and an i7 2600 off CEX.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So stuff some more ddr3 in it, fit an i7 into my existing board, simple enough, iv also got an am3+ board licking around, would this be any better than the Intel options. 

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45 minutes ago, Mk2forko said:

So stuff some more ddr3 in it, fit an i7 into my existing board, simple enough, iv also got an am3+ board licking around, would this be any better than the Intel options. 

Nah, I'd snag the 3/4770.

 

My wife's computer is running an R9 270X, and really for 1080p, it works just fine as long as the game selection is realistic. 

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If you patient enough and willing to hunt for some deals on ebay, you can build nice rig for around £300 👇 

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