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Cheap upgrade for my old rig?

44rttu
  • 52 months ago

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 GPU: Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte OC Edition RAM: 4GB Motherboard: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Maximum memory: 16384MB Chipset: AMD 785G Graphics card: Dual PCI Express x16 External connector: 15-hole connector Storage: SATA 2 - 3Gb/s 27% Used 73% Free (465.66 GB Total Storage) Windows 7 64bit Power supply Silent Giant Series - Green Power Edition LC6560GP3 V2.3

Im student so can't afford much atm, this is about 6-8 years old (bad memory), and currently only play Smite(3rd person MOBA), Can I Run It test said i could play good with high setting but fps is low even with medium/low settings. So any ideas for even a little upgrade, more RAM? Thank you for advance and sorry for bad english.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

TBH it's so old the only worthwhile upgrade to start over. Sorry. =(

On the bright side, even a budget APU build would perform a little bit better, and give you room to upgrade to a dedicated card later. =)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ouh, that's a bummer.. : /

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you put that into a PCPP link?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I can't.. Tried but can't find my videocard, psu or case from there..

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. It's that old

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah.. I had them in a nice clean list but this site decided to mash it all together. Reading my post is pain to the eyes..

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  • 51 months ago
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And almost forgot, thank you very much for your answer. Im very intrigued by your part list..

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  • 51 months ago
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Yea using old hard drive is no problem to me. I have much trouble trying to find what Wattage my PSU is.. I think it's 560W.

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  • 51 months ago
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I think it's 560W

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  • 51 months ago
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Sounds pretty good! At the moment I'm thinking about buying compleatly new rig but if my wallet thinks the other way, I'll prob go with your way!

Thanks for the reply! ^

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  • 52 months ago
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Well at the moment couple hundred... Max 300 so no chance to build a new rig.. Im not trying to get all games running high/ultra setting, just the smite .. The fps dropping really getting on my nerve. Game-Debate Can I Run It test showed i should play the game nicely on high settings, but I can't. And it showed that my CPU got much higher scorers than my GPU or RAM, so I was wondering if I would upgrade my RAM from 4 to 8 would it give a litte boost for performance.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

A RAM upgrade might be worth a shot. =) Also, a good cleaning (in case there's enough dust causing to to thermal throttle,) and maybe even a fresh OS install.

otherwise:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A8-7650K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $91.66 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $62.38 @ Newegg
Memory PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $35.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $31.99 @ Amazon
Case DIYPC Futurus -BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case $35.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $303.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-17 12:40 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Planning on cleaning my pc compleatly this weekend, probably going to try upgrading RAM a bit. On the other hand that build looks interesting.. Thank you so much for your answer ^

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

This build actually got me intrigued... What kind of GPU would fit that build... I have been thinking alot and might just go with building new setup.. I think max price I could do is 500 maybe 600.. I have fallen from the modern part cart a long time ago, hence build this set up like 7 years ago..

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

1st build with $300 budget. Upgradable and free mouse w/ mobo promo :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $33.35 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Case Raidmax EXO ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $41.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $314.18
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $289.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-20 09:40 EST-0500

2nd build with $600 budget. SSD. Crossfire upgradable ready psu. Free mouse and mousepad.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $123.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $33.35 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380 2GB ITX Compact Video Card $178.98 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax EXO ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $55.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $637.04
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $587.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-20 09:50 EST-0500

*note : limited offer freegift bundle :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for these builds! Im very interested in both of them. Only problem is that I live in Finland, and I think most of these parts cost more in here..

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