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Upgrading little brothers PC

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Need recommendations for brother. He is building his first pc. His bought a system from marketplace,  a lenovo with an i5 3330 and a gtx 660.

 

While playing apex legends he's getting 50 to 60 fps at 720p. His CPU is hitting 80 percent and his gpu is 100 percent.

 

 

What would be the best upgrade for @ least 1080p 60 fps in apex? Would a 1060 6gb work with the i5?

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I just upgraded my little sister's PC too.

 

This depends no how much he can afford. I would look into a 9100F ($50 at microcenter, 4.2ghz quadcore) paired with an RX 570. This combo will run anything at 1080p 60, even the most demanding titles at medium.


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a gpu upgrade would probably be the better choice in this case. 

Psu? and budget? 


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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Throwing in something like a RX 570 which can be found cheap these days can probably get you close to the frame rates you're looking for. A platform upgrade to me isn't worth it unless you're going for even higher gaming performance as you're looking at significant cost in replacing the board, CPU, and RAM. Remember, Ivy Bridge uses DDR3, any new platform you can buy today uses DDR4. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Aereldor said:

I just upgraded my little sister's PC too.

 

This depends no how much he can afford. I would look into a 9100F ($50 at microcenter, 4.2ghz quadcore) paired with an RX 570. This combo will run anything at 1080p 60, even the most demanding titles at medium.

I'll definitely look into that

1 hour ago, TofuHaroto said:

a gpu upgrade would probably be the better choice in this case. 

Psu? and budget? 

He has a brand new EVGA 500w bronze. And about 120-150 dollar budget

54 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Throwing in something like a RX 570 which can be found cheap these days can probably get you close to the frame rates you're looking for. A platform upgrade to me isn't worth it unless you're going for even higher gaming performance as you're looking at significant cost in replacing the board, CPU, and RAM. Remember, Ivy Bridge uses DDR3, any new platform you can buy today uses DDR4. 

I'll def check the used market for one. Will the i5 pair well?

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10 hours ago, Void_Viking said:

brand new EVGA 500w bronze

what unit exactly? but to answer your question..

10 hours ago, Void_Viking said:

And about 120-150 dollar budget

you can find a used 570/580/470/580 which is a pretty huge upgrade over the 660. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Void_Viking said:

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Quite a bad psu, i guess it should be fine for now but i would replace it when possible. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

Quite a bad psu, i guess it should be fine for now but i would replace it when possible. 

is it really? He bought it because EVGA is a reputable brand, and it was priced low.

What would be a better choice.

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10 hours ago, Void_Viking said:

He bought it because EVGA is a reputable brand, and it was priced low.

Well brand isn't quality and it never was. 

10 hours ago, Void_Viking said:

What would be a better choice.

MWE bronze V2 450w, MWE white V2 450w, pure power 11/11 cm 400w, system power 9 400/w, cx450 to name some, are decent budget units if you can return this one. 

if you can't, it should do the job for this system.


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Void_Viking said:

I'll definitely look into that

He has a brand new EVGA 500w bronze. And about 120-150 dollar budget

Hmm, around that budget, you're looking at just a GPU upgrade right now. The RX 570 is solid. I was hoping to know more about the RX 5300, whether it's going to be OEM-only or if there'll be part sales, or even if people will sell them on eBay. It's purportedly 30-55% faster than a GTX 1650 at $130.


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i7-7700HQ | GTX 1060 | 16GB DDR4 | 512GB NVMe SSD | 1440p OLED display | Logitech MX Master KZ ZSA

 

 

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