AdviceLooking to Upgrade my OLD PC before I give it to my brother!Posted:

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So last year I upgraded my PC, and I'm heading back home for thanksgiving and I want to upgrade my Old PC for his birthday and give it to him, I just want to know if I can get away with keeping all the parts, and just upgrading the GPU and RAM to 16Gb, just want to make sure the CPU is still good!


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Dont go over $500


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What's your budget for the upgrades?
What PSU is in the system currently?

CPU is still fine IMO as is the case.
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Dan- wroteWhat's your budget for the upgrades?
What PSU is in the system currently?

CPU is still fine IMO as is the case.


I don't know exactly (i dont have a recent order) but it's most certainly a Gold rated and 800W+

Also don't really have a budget. I mean I don't want to buy him a 1080Ti or any thing crazy
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TeKz wrote
Dan- wroteWhat's your budget for the upgrades?
What PSU is in the system currently?

CPU is still fine IMO as is the case.


I don't know exactly (i dont have a recent order) but it's most certainly a Gold rated and 800W+

Also don't really have a budget. I mean I don't want to buy him a 1080Ti or any thing crazy


You don't want to buy him a 1080ti, i.e. you have a budget to spend.
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-Deano wrote
TeKz wrote
Dan- wroteWhat's your budget for the upgrades?
What PSU is in the system currently?

CPU is still fine IMO as is the case.


I don't know exactly (i dont have a recent order) but it's most certainly a Gold rated and 800W+

Also don't really have a budget. I mean I don't want to buy him a 1080Ti or any thing crazy


You don't want to buy him a 1080ti, i.e. you have a budget to spend.


I mean like so he can play some newer games on med/low just don't break my wallet, I want to upgrade this PC, not shell out 2000 for a new one. I was thinking of getting a 1060/70 and maybe 16GB of ram
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TeKz wroteI mean like so he can play some newer games on med/low just don't break my wallet

Right. We know. Which means you have a budget, that we still don't know.

TeKz wroteI want to upgrade this PC, not shell out 2000 for a new one.

Could you imagine going to buy a new car, telling the salesperson you have no budget and then saying something like "well, that Lamborghini's a bit overkill,don't want to spend that much".
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TeKz wroteI mean like so he can play some newer games on med/low just don't break my wallet

Right. We know. Which means you have a budget, that we still don't know.

TeKz wroteI want to upgrade this PC, not shell out 2000 for a new one.

Could you imagine going to buy a new car, telling the salesperson you have no budget and then saying something like "well, that Lamborghini's a bit overkill,don't want to spend that much".


$300 GPU
$200 RAM

$500 total adjust it how you would like
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bump, budget added! I appreciate all the help!
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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $214.88

Add another 8GB RAM. 8GB DDR3 is less than $30 used but even if you were to buy new for whatever reason, you can still get it for like $60.
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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $214.88

Add another 8GB RAM. 8GB DDR3 is less than $30 used but even if you were to buy new for whatever reason, you can still get it for like $60.


Thanks man! but wouldn't the GPU work better with an AMD processor? I at least thats what I was told many many years ago
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