Question Upgrade graphics card?

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  1. rick1409

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    hello!
    Purchased a pc from these very forums about 5 years ago and it’s still running perfectly. My son has just started getting into pc gaming and I was wondering if I could upgrade the graphics card as it struggles with fortnite etc on medium settings.

    Specs are:
    intel i5 3570K CPU
    MSI Z77A-G45
    16GB DDR3 XMS Corsair RAM
    MSI HD 7850 1GB

    Gaming will only be at 1080p. What card could this pc handle for around the £150 ish mark? Or is it worth just starting again and building something new?

    Many thanks for any help...
    Rick
     
  2. sykotik

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    A GTX 1050ti or a 1060 -(which will be better) will do the job , which would be around the price your look at ,
    have you got a decent cool on that CPU? , with it been a K version you can overclock it , which would help a little bit in getting a few extra FPS within games .
     
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  3. rick1409

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    Yeah has got a decent cooler, I have a look into overclocking it. I’ll also look into the 1060.
    Thanks a lot,
    Rick
     
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    make sure the power supply can handle the upgraded graphics card
     
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    You want the 1060 6GB model, which is more than £150
    I'd go for this personally. Similar speed to the 1060, a lot cheaper and you get two free games.
    Powercolor AMD RX 580 8GB DDR5 Red Dragon Graphics Card | Ebuyer.com
    Or buy second hand. A 1060 6GB should be in your budget 2nd hand
     
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    Also, download MSI afterburner and mention CPU usage. Fortnite should be ok, but other games may be bottle necked by your processor
     
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    Yea , i was thinking second hand while typing , just forgot to mention it :facepalm:,
    i did have a quick look on ebay and there's few going for that price ( 150ish)

    the RX 580 is a choice too, but seen as i have never used an AMD card , i can only recommend what i know....:)
    but seen as you get two games free , the 580 is worth buy i guess .
     
  8. rick1409

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    Thanks for all the replies, appreciated!
    Power supply is more than enough for the 1060. I’ve just put an offer in for a 1060 6gb on the forums for £145, just waiting for a reply. I was thinking second hand but forgot to mention it also...
    Cheers guys!!
     
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    Nice one! You can overclock that CPU pretty nicely too as long as the temps are ok. Should be able to hit 4.2/4.3 easily if you're lucky maybe 4.5. With your new GPU that will be a nice 1080p gaming machine you have.
     
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    Was about to post it but realised you have already put an offer in
     
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    Cheers! My son can't wait now. I'll play around with the overclocking once the new cards installed. Need to get him a decent keyboard now as well, wonder how long it will be before he's asking for a 4k vr ready beast of a pc!!!
     
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    Next week!
     

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