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thanks guys for the help

hey guys

need some advise here 

below my PC specs 

CPU AMD FX 6100, GPU Radeon 7700 HD with 1Gb + 4 GB shared, Asus crosshair Formula Z, 8Gb of DDR3 and 1080p monitor 60 Hz

a little bit old I know ?

i'm planning on upgrade for gaming mainly (but not a heavy games, my last game was COD advanced warfare) cause I couldn't run the division nor tomb raider 

I have 2 plans 

1. upgrade the GPU to either 1060 or 1070

2. switching to Intel, that means breaking the volt 

my mind almost set for plan 1 the reason is even if I ran into a bottleneck because of the CPU I can still use the GPU when I switch to Intel

 

Appreciate you replies in advance 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just now, Starelementpoke said:

What's you budget? Depending on, you might be able to manage to upgrade both assuming a used route.

700 $

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10 minutes ago, Ahmed Al Obaidy said:

1. upgrade the GPU to either 1060 or 1070

2. switching to Intel, that means breaking the volt 

my mind almost set for plan 1 the reason is even if I ran into a bottleneck because of the CPU I can still use the GPU when I switch to Intel

You've kind of answered your own question.

 

Yes, path 1 is the more appropriate option; Getting a new graphics card whether it be a GTX 1060 or GTX 1070, and then further down the line upgrading your other core components such as the CPU, motherboard, and memory.

 

You said you have $700 so in hindsight, you're not far off getting a GTX 1060/1070 and upgrading the rest of your PC simultaneously.

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2 minutes ago, seoz said:

You've kind of answered your own question.

 

Yes, path 1 is the more appropriate option; Getting a new graphics card whether it be a GTX 1060 or GTX 1070, and then further down the line upgrading your other core components such as the CPU, motherboard, and memory.

 

You said you have $700 so in hindsight, you're not far off getting a GTX 1060/1070 and upgrading the rest of your PC simultaneously.

exactly, but the thing is I couldn't confirm form Asus website that my MB will actuality handle the GPU 

I know for fact most GPU are backward  compatible with PCIE Gen 2.0 & 3.0

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1 minute ago, Ahmed Al Obaidy said:

exactly, but the thing is I couldn't confirm form Asus website that my MB will actuality handle the GPU 

I know for fact most GPU are backward  compatible with PCIE Gen 2.0 & 3.0

You'd be hella bottlenecked at 1080p

I might not know what I'm talking about but I'm gonna say it anyways

 

Try using the PSU Tier List! 

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My current rig: Gigabyte Aero 15W v8-BK4 15"

CPU: Intel i7 8750-H 6-core

Ram: 1x16gb DDR4 2666 mHz

Storage: 512 m.2 nvme ssd

GPU: GTX 1060 6gb

Monitor: 23.8" Dell S2417DG 144hz g-sync 1440p + 27" Acer S271HL 60 Hz 1080p

Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry Mx Silent

Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB, Steelseries Rival 600 

Headset: Philips SHP 9500 + Sennheiser hd598

Dac/Amp: Monoprice liquid spark (amp) + topping d10 (dac)

 

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2 minutes ago, Ahmed Al Obaidy said:

exactly, but the thing is I couldn't confirm form Asus website that my MB will actuality handle the GPU 

I know for fact most GPU are backward  compatible with PCIE Gen 2.0 & 3.0

If I remember correctly, it won't matter what gen the PCIE is, the new graphics card should work on any motherboard with PCIE slots.

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