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My wife bought me this prebuilt computer 8 months ago
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My friend has a gtx 980 ti he wants to give me. Id like to use both graphics cards if possible and what exactly would i have to upgrade. The computer runs all the stuff i play with ease but it can be so much better and id like to make it better. Budget is around $350-$400. Thanks in advance
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Quatteh_Heegee wroteMy wife bought me this prebuilt computer 8 months ago
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My friend has a gtx 980 ti he wants to give me. Id like to use both graphics cards if possible and what exactly would i have to upgrade. The computer runs all the stuff i play with ease but it can be so much better and id like to make it better. Budget is around $350-$400. Thanks in advance


I'm pretty sure Nvidia doesn't support sli on the GTX 1050Ti. I know they do on the 980Ti tho
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Uh, how much are you getting the 980Ti for? You can't use the 1050Ti and the 980Ti together. What do you use the system for exactly, what games, etc?
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13 wroteUh, how much are you getting the 980Ti for? You can't use the 1050Ti and the 980Ti together. What do you use the system for exactly, what games, etc?

225 and i use it for pubg and other newer games like rainbow six and things of the sort. Not looking for a recording pc or editing just a everyday gaming pc
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So is the $350-400 including the 980Ti? Or $350-400 for other upgrades?

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Total: $398.66

If the $225 for the 980Ti is out of your $400 budget then there's not really much you can do with $175 other than add an SSD. Minimum for CPU upgrade would be $250;
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Total: $256.83

Intel's Coffee Lake should release soon and you should be able to get a nice Pentium with HT or 4 core i3 for ~$200-220, so if you can wait a couple of weeks that might be a nice option.
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13 wroteSo is the $350-400 including the 980Ti? Or $350-400 for other upgrades?

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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($155.69 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $398.66

If the $225 for the 980Ti is out of your $400 budget then there's not really much you can do with $175 other than add an SSD. Minimum for CPU upgrade would be $250;
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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($109.86 @ OutletPC)
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Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $256.83

Intel's Coffee Lake should release soon and you should be able to get a nice Pentium with HT or 4 core i3 for ~$200-220, so if you can wait a couple of weeks that might be a nice option.

Yea im in no hurry to really upgrade i have to save money for it. I was just getting ideas. And im pretty sure ill need a new power supply cause the one it has now is ya know trash. And is there no way of using the motherboard it has? Cause i upgraded the ram already haha

*edit: and the 980 ti is not part of the $400 i already have it
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Quatteh_Heegee wrote
13 wroteSo is the $350-400 including the 980Ti? Or $350-400 for other upgrades?

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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($155.69 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $398.66

If the $225 for the 980Ti is out of your $400 budget then there's not really much you can do with $175 other than add an SSD. Minimum for CPU upgrade would be $250;
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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($109.86 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $256.83

Intel's Coffee Lake should release soon and you should be able to get a nice Pentium with HT or 4 core i3 for ~$200-220, so if you can wait a couple of weeks that might be a nice option.

Yea im in no hurry to really upgrade i have to save money for it. I was just getting ideas. And im pretty sure ill need a new power supply cause the one it has now is ya know trash. And is there no way of using the motherboard it has? Cause i upgraded the ram already haha

*edit: and the 980 ti is not part of the $400 i already have it


The motherboard you have now is AM3+/AM3. You would only be able to use a CPU that fits that socket; which would be the FX series, Athlon and Phenom CPUs. You need a differnet motherboard to support the Ryzen CPUs. Upgrading RAM was also a poor choice. The motherboard you have supports only DDR3 RAM. If you got the RAM recently, I would see if the place you bought it from will allow you to return it and put that money back into the new upgrades on the build.
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