1.    11 Oct 2016 #1

    upgrade suggestions for a GA F2A88XM D3H+


    Hello I have an AMD A10 6800K 4.1GH quad CPU and a EVGA 02G-P4-3658-KR GeForce GTX 650Ti Boost Superclocked Nvidia Graphics Card (2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0, 192-Bit) Graphic card.......Have 8GB RAM, already fitted an SSD to speed up startup and certain file handling.

    would appreciate some ideas about my upgrade path...mainly for gaming..The CPU seems the obvious least expensive route...but not sure if I can overclock the graphic card or if it's worth it, it is described as superclocked !!!

    thanks
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  2.    11 Oct 2016 #2
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    And your budget might be...?

    The obvious upgrade would be the graphics card. I believe that your 650ti doesn't use a PCI-E power connection. Can your PSU provide any? I think that a better card would probably require one. There are some GTX 950 variants that don't require additional power (eVGA lists them as "LP", presumably low power), but it's not clear that they are enough better than a 650ti boost to justify a swap.
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  3.    11 Oct 2016 #3

    Thanks

    was looking at a A10 7870 coming in around 100 which seems good...or someone suggested an Athlon x4 880k which is cheaper....the 7870 is meant to have a noisy fan !!!

    i mentioned overclocking the graphic card....any comments on this
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  4.    11 Oct 2016 #4
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    I have recently acquired a Radeon RX480 card. It only uses one 8-pin PCI-E VGA power connector unlike my previous GTX 970 which required two: 8+6 pin. Performance is roughly equivalent to GTX 970 and sometimes is even better (DX12, Vulkan).
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  5.    11 Oct 2016 #5

    Sorry don't see how this helps...
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  6.    11 Oct 2016 #6
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    RX480 is a better card than GTX 650Ti (at least I think so) and it's a good best-bang-for-the-buck card.
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  7.    11 Oct 2016 #7

    Quote Originally Posted by eLPuSHeR View Post
    RX480 is a better card than GTX 650Ti (at least I think so) and it's a good best-bang-for-the-buck card.
    Thanks, I was hoping to see if anyone new if I could or should oberclock my card and if a cpu upgrade would be a better cheaper choice...
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  8.    11 Oct 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddwarf4ever View Post
    Thanks, I was hoping to see if anyone new if I could or should oberclock my card and if a cpu upgrade would be a better cheaper choice...
    You can probably overclock the card above the factory setting, although it may become less reliable. I doubt that there's a lot to be gained, though.

    I also doubt that a CPU upgrade would help gaming much. I'm not a gamer, but supposedly games tend to be more GPU dependent than CPU dependent.
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