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How to upgrade my PC

By Gungnir ยท 7 replies
Jan 6, 2017
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  1. I am having trouble getting my FPS up to around 60 fps in most games, and games like Skyrim, The Witcher etc. are virtually unplayable.
    Here is my setup:
    Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Operationsystem: Windows 10
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690 CPU @ 3.50 GHz
    Memory: 8GB
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co, Ltd. H97-HD3

    Now, I know that I probably have to get a new graphiccard but I am not sure which ones I am able to replace with. Furthermore if there is any other part of my setup that could be caursing lack please tell me.
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,133   +3,243

    I'd say a GPU is all you need. Assuming your PSU is strong enough to power the GPU you choose to go with. I'm an nVidia fan so the 1060/1070 would be the cards I look at. If you have the budget and want to go all the way, the 1080 is the way to go, that is if you go with nVidia. It has been a bit since I looked up AMD's equivalents.
     
  3. Gungnir

    Gungnir TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thnaks for the advice! My brother has the GTX 750Ti and it runs most games pretty smoothly. Would that be too old to go for now?
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,133   +3,243

    Not at all too old. I'm currently using a 660. That card will at least get you in the game. If you decide you want something better later on, then you can make that decision at that time.
     
  5. Gungnir

    Gungnir TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Great! One last thing, is there a chance that the geforce card wont fit to my motherboard?
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,133   +3,243

  7. Gungnir

    Gungnir TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I thought think that was the case but could not fint any clear answers.
    I think my case is of standard size as well so hopefully that wont be a problem.
    Thanks for the quick help!
     
  8. I'd say if u buy a high end video card MOST LIKELY you'd need to upgrade your power supply (PSU). A 600 watt Antec, Seasonic or EVGA Gold 80+ should do. Some Corsair PSU's are built by Seasonic, and they are fine, but not ALL Corsair Psu's are. Which is why I don't recommend Corsair for psu's.

    Skip the GTX 750Ti.......get at least a gtx 970 if u game at 1080p.
     

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