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What should i do first to improve my build?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

This is my current rig.

 

 
motherboard: ASUS M5A97
CPU: AMD FX-4350 Vishera Quad-Core 4.2GHz
RAM: Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
GPU: Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
 
 
I just want some advice on what to do next as far as improvement and id like to know if theres anything wrong with this setup or where bottlenecks are id also like to get into overclocking if at all possible. thanks for any suggestions!
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intel CPU and a GPU upgrade


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Do you have a budget?

Best thing would be to get an intel CPU and a new GPU.


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Get 8GB ram instead of 16GB and switch out the CPU for at least a 6300. If this is for gaming, an i3 would be an even better choice.

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This is my current rig.

 

 
motherboard: ASUS M5A97
CPU: AMD FX-4350 Vishera Quad-Core 4.2GHz
RAM: Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
GPU: Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
 
 
I just want some advice on what to do next as far as improvement and id like to know if theres anything wrong with this setup or where bottlenecks are id also like to get into overclocking if at all possible. thanks for any suggestions!

 

 

If you want to stick with AMD, i would recommend trashing the AM3+ (its dead...no future upgrade potential) platform and get an Athlon X4 860K on the FM2+ platform...or transition to intel with a Pentium G3258 and build from there.


Hi! If you ever need some structural, mechanical or electrical design/build help on your new rig, send me a PM and ill try and help you out!

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and as for a budget i just want to start with the cheapest and move up

That's no help. Can you give us a price range and location?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

If you want to stick with AMD, i would recommend trashing the AM3+ (its dead...no future upgrade potential) platform and get an Athlon X4 860K on the FM2+ platform...or transition to intel with a Pentium G3258 and build from there

advantages of FM2+ over FM2?

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advantages of FM2+ over FM2?

 

FM1 is 3ish year old technology so you would be starting at a disadvantage. FM2+ supports the Kaveri line which is the latest in terms of AMD cpus.


Hi! If you ever need some structural, mechanical or electrical design/build help on your new rig, send me a PM and ill try and help you out!

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