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Nizaro110

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Here are my current specs: 

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

CPU: AMD FX-4100

MBoard: ASRock 960GM-GS3FX

RAM: 8GB DDR3

Power: 300 or so watt dinosaur

 

I have been saving money for a while and have about 800 to spend at the moment with possibly 100-200 more coming in a few weeks, but I am pretty tight on money and I'm not sure Ill get any significant amount after that for a few months.  I was thinking of getting a GTX 1080 hybrid (https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Founders-Graphics-08G-P4-6180-KR/dp/B01M4FMZYI?th=1) and upgrading my power supply to match it.  I will have to get a motherboard that will work better with it for sure, but I am worried about bottlenecking with my cpu and other hardware. 

 

Any tips for someone who has never upgraded a PC before?  Is what I am doing sound?  Will I get any significant boost out of this upgrade but maybe have to upgrade CPU and RAM down the line or is this going to be a waste of money?  Thanks in advance!

 

 

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Don't waste all your money on that one graphics card. Upgrade the rest of your build, because to be honest, it's mediocre.

With the $800 you have, make a new build. 

 

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That cpu will bottleneck a 1080 to death. Upgrade the cpu and board and add in like a 480 8gb 


 

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