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Hello to everyone

Post #1 by souldriver » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:02 pm

Hello all,

Completer forum newbie here so wanted to introduce myself & ask for some advice at the same time.
A PC gamer for years I finally took the plunge & built my own 2 years ago, specs as follows:

CPU: Intel i5 4460 3.20Ghz
Motherboard: MSI H97 Gaming 3 LGA1150
GPU: EVGA 2 GB GTX 960 SuperSC
Memory: 8GB Hyper X Fury (2 x 4GB)
1st HD: Samsung 120GB 850 EVO SSD
2nd HD: WD 1TB HD
Power supply: EVGA 600W Bronze

Having never done anything like it before I was surprised at how (relatively) straightforward it was. I enjoyed the process & was really pleased with the result. However I'm now thinking of upgrading, specifically the graphics card but possibly the CPU if necessary.

I have a couple of Samsung 24” monitors with FreeSync (60Hz), so I'm thinking AMD, possibly RX480/580 ?

Games like Witcher3/Planet Coaster/Cities Skylines are (for the most part) perfectly playable but do you guys think I can get any noticeable improvement by upgrading ? Or even is it worth it with this setup ? Maybe wait until I can afford a complete high-end build ?

Apologies for the long intro but any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Hello to everyone

Post #2 by OverFienD » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:56 pm

Hello souldriver...
Going from a 960 to a 580 RX with 8gb vram would be a nice little upgrade. I think you can pick one up for around £250-80...
I think your cpu chip is locked, so you can't overclock it to get extra performance out of the chip.It should still be fine to play game's at 1080p..
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Re: Hello to everyone

Post #3 by souldriver » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:00 pm

Thanks for the reply. Yeah, RX580 seems the best bet. Going to see what I can pick one up for this weekend & look into upgrading CPU in the New Year.

Thanks again

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Re: Hello to everyone

Post #4 by SuffolkBoy » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:03 pm

Welcome souldriver.. Overfiends bang on 580 all the way :thumbup:
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Post #5 by Frenzic » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:57 am

Hi mate, welcome :)
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