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Looking for cheap upgrade suggestions please.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a amdAthlon 7850 dual core cpu with a gigabyte motherboard. Also 7gb ram ddr2. I upgraded my gpu to a gtx 960 and only really play Wow. On lowest settings i hit 30fps max in dalaran.

I'm a expecting father with my baby due in 3 weeks so a little tight on money.. 

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks !

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3 minutes ago, DeadlyKarma said:

I have a amdAthlon 7850 dual core cpu with a gigabyte motherboard. Also 7gb ram ddr2. I upgraded my gpu to a gtx 960 and only really play Wow. On lowest settings i hit 30fps max in dalaran.

I'm a expecting father with my baby due in 3 weeks so a little tight on money.. 

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks !

Focus on your child and get a second job to pay for your hobby.

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A good solid upgrade that won't break the bank. Also congrats on the kid!

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($74.89 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B250M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($67.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($59.92 @ Amazon) 
Total: $202.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-27 22:08 EDT-0400

 

On a side note, what psu do you have right now?


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5 minutes ago, DeadlyKarma said:

I have a amdAthlon 7850 dual core cpu with a gigabyte motherboard. Also 7gb ram ddr2. I upgraded my gpu to a gtx 960 and only really play Wow. On lowest settings i hit 30fps max in dalaran.

I'm a expecting father with my baby due in 3 weeks so a little tight on money.. 

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks !

Since your only doing WoW you shouldn't need too much horsepower, im surprised you got those results with a 960, though i'm guessing your cpu is holding you back.

 

It's honestly kinda difficult to upgrade with that what with having to buy a new cpu, mobo, and ram. Though I'd check around on newer pentiums where theyre around $60~. Again with that you'd need a new mobo so you're looking at another $60~. After that you can't reuse your old DDR2 Ram you'll need DDR4 most likely so another $50-60 for 8gb of ram. 

 

Sorry but you'd be lookin at a price tag of around $170 or more, if thats not in your price range you might want to look at used pc's on ebay and check for some newer generation cpu's.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, verytiny said:

what if his child is actually his new kickass gaming rig

comes out of the womb with a sata cable instead of a umbillical cord

comes out holding a 6950x

eats gtx 1080s


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2 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

A good solid upgrade that won't break the bank. Also congrats on the kid!

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($74.89 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B250M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($67.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($59.92 @ Amazon) 
Total: $202.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-27 22:08 EDT-0400

 

On a side note, what psu do you have right now?

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XT8tYr

just flash the bios


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2 minutes ago, Himommies said:

comes out of the womb with a sata cable instead of a umbillical cord

comes out holding a 6950x

eats gtx 1080s

Comes out holding a 6950X is awesome! (free CPU)

Eats 1080s, that is expensive. No wonder they say raising a child is expensive. Haha


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1 minute ago, Himommies said:

I don't think it supports flashing without CPU tho?


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1 minute ago, DocSwag said:

I don't think it supports flashing without CPU tho?

I forgot that's not a thing with cheab mobos.Or you can take it to a store an borrow A CPU TO FLASH


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2 minutes ago, nerdslayer1 said:

just buy an old i5 or i7 3rd gen OEM system for around 150$, throw in GPU, SSD , PSU. 

That's probaly a better soloution than anything we were able to come up with


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4 minutes ago, VolkA said:

Comes out holding a 6950X is awesome! (free CPU)

Eats 1080s, that is expensive. No wonder they say raising a child is expensive. Haha

The baby is in 8k


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1 minute ago, Himommies said:

I forgot that's not a thing with cheab mobos.Or you can take it to a store an borrow A CPU TO FLASH

Wut if they charge you tho :/ 


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CPU: Pentium G4400, CPU Cooler: Stock, Motherboard: MSI h110l Pro Mini AC, RAM: Hyper X Fury DDR4 1x8gb 2133 MHz, Storage: PNY CS1311 120gb SSD + two Segate 4tb HDDs in RAID 1, Video Card: Does Intel Integrated Graphics count?, Case: Fractal Design Node 304, Power Supply: Seasonic 360w 80+ Gold, Keyboard+Mouse+Monitor: Does it matter?

Laptop (I use it for school):

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And if you're curious (or a stalker) I have a Just Black Pixel 2 XL 64gb

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a evga 600watt and the MoBo is a GA-MA78GM-US2H. The 200$ won't break the bank. 

Also the baby has everything needed. It just doesn't hurt to have the extra emergency cash on case of who knows what.. in the given case eating 1080 >-<

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