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jDonMon

New to building, need help upgrading

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): <$120

Country: U.S.

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Classic WoW, minecraft, i want to play valorant or csgo but (im avoiding a cpu upgrade)

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

I got my current computer, a Gateway dx4860, a while ago now and its never really been a super capable gaming machine. Im not expecting a triple A title capable machine, but i would like to have the game is play now be a little smoother. Please feel free to do extra googling too but i have:

 

Intel Core i5 (2nd Gen) 2300 / 2.8 GHz

 6GB DDR3 SDRAM

1 TB Hard drive

currently with Intel HD Graphics 2000 igpu

and a board called "Intel H67 Express", but i can't find this board on pc part finder unless i looked wrong

 

Ideally id be looking to throw in a graphics card below <$120. But id also be willing to spend more for an SSD if that would help too.

any feedback is helpful

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a used 1050ti will do, you can save up a bit more for an ssd and more ram later on.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

a used 1050ti will do, you can save up a bit more for an ssd and more ram later on.

I couldn't find the exact brand of psu, but i looked up the serial number and i believe its a liteon 300w. if i were to get the low profile 1050ti would this cause any noticeable change to my computer?

and thanks a ton for your advice Herman

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1 minute ago, jDonMon said:

I couldn't find the exact brand of psu, but i looked up the serial number and i believe its a liteon 300w. if i were to get the low profile 1050ti would this cause any noticeable change to my computer?

and thanks a ton for your advice Herman

try to get a 1050ti without a pci-e connector. your rig looks like a regular tower so any regular sized 1050ti should fit.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, smokedporkroast said:

Maybe save up $30 more and go with a 1650, it has a tdp of 75w which is the max rated power consumption from a pcie x16 lane.

 

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GTX-1650-ITX-AERO/dp/B086VQ6ZVT/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=zotac+gtx+1650&qid=1589562699&sr=8-14

 

 

There is a considerable gain in performance from this upgrade.

i looked into 1050ti and its looked a little too big to fit so ive been looking at the 1050ti low profile which also only uses 75w. I also needed to consider the low profile model because the psu that i have only had a 4 pin connector which wouldn't have been possible with the standard sized 1050ti (i think).

with the low profile 1050ti, it should get power from the motherboard right?

 

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