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Need help upgrading old prebuilt PC!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, I need some help upgrading my old prebuilt HP p7-1227c (https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03348828) computer.

I'm hoping to stay close to $200 USD, but am willing to go up to around $265 if needed, I'd like to be able to play games like Subnautica Below Zero, Warframe, and Don't Starve, at 60FPS medium/high settings, as well as being able to draw/paint in Photoshop with less brush lag and at larger size canvases than 6x4 300PPI. My monitor resolution is 1366x768 and I don't plan on upgrading my monitor anytime in the near future.

I'll be getting an EVGA 650W G3 PSU, and was thinking a XFX RX560 4GB would be adequate for what I want to do. I also need to know if the GPU will work on PCIE 2.0 with a Legacy BIOS, I read in a couple different forums somewhere that the RX500 series and most newer GPU's won't work on a BIOS Motherboard and need UEFI :(

Any help would be gladly appreciated, thank you!

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10 minutes ago, Vale88 said:

I'll be getting an EVGA 650W G3 PSU, and was thinking a XFX RX560 4GB would be adequate for what I want to do.

You'd be much better off with a cheaper power supply like a Corsair cx450, it's going to have significantly better value.

 

Also, your CPU is fairly old and it wasn't even high-end when it launched. You're going to struggle to get 60 FPS in Warframe and subnautica, regardless of the graphics card.

 

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and was thinking a XFX RX560 4GB

you could go older with an R9 380 and it would also have much better performance.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
50 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

You'd be much better off with a cheaper power supply like a Corsair cx450, it's going to have significantly better value.

Yea I think you're right, I'll consider getting a cx450 or 550 instead of the G3

 

1 hour ago, Fasauceome said:

Also, your CPU is fairly old and it wasn't even high-end when it launched. You're going to struggle to get 60 FPS in Warframe and subnautica, regardless of the graphics card.

 

you could go older with an R9 380 and it would also have much better performance.

Ahh I didn't even think about my CPU, that sucks, hopefully the bottleneck isn't too awfully bad. And I guess its not that big of a deal, as long as I can actually run Don't Starve at *atleast* 30fps, and be able to play Subnautica at low settings with a half decent render distance than I'll be happy. And just having an actual graphics card will allow me to do things in Photoshop I can't do currently

And I don't think a R9 would fit in my case, I would have to take some measurements to make sure but a 10 inch long card seems too big.

Thanks for all the help!

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