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El-Padre

Rebuild/ modernize help me fix it if we can?!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: gaming, modern warfare rocket league, last of us etc

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What I have

MB:      Maximus III Gene

GPU:    NVIDIA GeForce 465

CPU:     Intel I7 860 @ 2.8Ghz (8cpu) 

Ram:     4 sticks of 2gb DDR3

PSU:     Corsair TX750 (bronze) 

 

I am looking to upgrade a little so that I can at least play modern games. I know the gpu is what’s holding me back here. But as a beginner builder I have no idea where to start and what my MB and CPu can even handle as far as comparability etc. 

so for starters where and what needs to be upgraded for me to be able to play modern games if I have a budget of around 500$? 
 

any helpful suggestions ideas etc will be greatly appreciates. 

 

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There's not much you can salvage there, I'd just save a little bit longer for a new build. Budget builds these days will outperform your system by quite a bit.


AMD Ryzen 3 3200G / Sapphire R9 290X / 16gb (2x8) Kingston ValueRam @ 2666Mhz / Gigabyte A320M-S2H / Kingston A400 120GB M.2 SSD / WD Blue 2.5" 1TB HDD / Cooler Master MWE450 / Aerocool CS-100 / Dell P2210 1680x1050 @ 70Hz (OC)

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I appreciate the input. With my current parts. Is the MB or PSU saves le. I recognize that some of these parts are going on 10 years. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, El-Padre said:

I appreciate the input. With my current parts. Is the MB or PSU saves le. I recognize that some of these parts are going on 10 years. 

Saveable*

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8 minutes ago, El-Padre said:

Saveable*

No

I mean, maybe the PSU, but it depends on how old it is.


Current PC:

Spoiler

*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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