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Going to upgrade a PC
Posted on February 16, 2017 at 13:50

I was considering upgrading my "other PC" i.e. the PC I have in my parents' house. I'm going to spend my summer (and most weekends) there, and I would like to have a PC that can run Overwatch better than 20-30 fps in lowest possible settings.

I'm going to keep only the motherboard and the hard drives. The motherboard I have is this one (I think):

AsRock FM2A68M-HD+
(I do have another motherboard that has more memory slots if needed, but I'd rather use this one if possible).

Anyway, here's the parts I'm considering to buy (links to a Finnish computer component store):

CPU:
AMD Athlon II X4 880K

Graphics card:
HIS AMD Radeon R7 360 GREEN iCooler

I'm definitely not sure about this. It's so cheap, does it mean it sucks? But I'd rather not spend more money on a GPU...

EDIT: Or would this be better: XFX AMD Radeon RX 460

Power supply:
Silverstone 500W Strider Modular

or

Chieftec 550W A-80 modular

I'm not sure which one is better. The latter one has more power (550W vs 500W), so maybe I should choose it?

Case:

Silverstone PS09B Micro-ATX


RAM:

I already have 2x4GB RAM, but I'm not sure if they are DDR2 or DDR3, so I'll consider this one:
Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB), DDR3 1600MHz

It's pretty expensive, though.


SSD:

Probably not going to buy, yet, but if I some day must reinstall operating systems, I'll probably by a small SSD (64GB, maybe) and install OSs there.





Thoughts? I would like to know if those pieces are compatible, and if there are better options I'm not aware of.



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