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  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNMember UncommonPosts: 2,202
    Find a local pc shop around you and talk to them about the cost of assembly if u bring them the parts.
    Most will do it for a reasonable price. That way u can pick all your own hardware and don't have to worry about putting it together if your not comfortable with doing it. 
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  • cheyanecheyane EarthMember EpicPosts: 4,698
    My son found a shop to do it by looking for shops around our area as it would be a hassle to carry it there on the tram or bus. We don't have a car  as we live in the heart of Rome. He then read all the user comments and checked how the reviews were then he went to the shop. He bought all the parts and took it there and they gave him an OS and assembled it for him for a very reasonable price.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 13,414
    jdnewell said:
    Find a local pc shop around you and talk to them about the cost of assembly if u bring them the parts.
    Most will do it for a reasonable price. That way u can pick all your own hardware and don't have to worry about putting it together if your not comfortable with doing it. 
    You can even bring them your shopping list with prices and see if they can meet or beat it. Then you don't even have to worry about getting everything. Some local places I know will at least go over that with you.

    The OPs problem with this is getting any site to build the system within his budget. There is Falcon Northwest and Origin and they build good PCs, but they charge out the wazoo.
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  • giffy689giffy689 ArizonaMember UncommonPosts: 59
    Thanks everyone for input. I think i will go local probably with an RX 460. Do i have to contact an admin to close this thread?
  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member EpicPosts: 17,965
    giffy689 said:
    Thanks everyone for input. I think i will go local probably with an RX 460. Do i have to contact an admin to close this thread?
    So you decided after all to go with an upgrade rather than replacement?  You can get such a big upgrade for cheap that if you've been playing games on your current card, I think you'll be happy with the upgrade.

    No need to close a thread.  If you're done here, people stop replying, and the thread dies.
    Gdemamigiffy689
  • HrimnirHrimnir Member RarePosts: 2,370
    edited May 15

    Quizzical said:

    What power supply do you have, and what case?  Don't just give the nominal wattage on the power supply, but give the exact brand name and model.  If you don't know, then open up the case and read the label.  For the case, the concerns are airflow and physical size in which you can fit a card.

    The GPU you have is over 7 years old, so even the lowest end GPUs from the newest lineups would be a huge upgrade for you.  Your CPU and memory look like they should be able to handle a much more powerful GPU without immediately bottlenecking it, too.  So you look like a good candidate for a GPU upgrade, assuming your power and cooling can handle it.

    Depending on what you're willing to spend, any of these could be a worthy upgrade for you:

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125898
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487263
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125964
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500408
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125869
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137111

    Higher performance comes with a higher price tag, and also higher power consumption and heat output.  The first card listed is perhaps four times as fast as what you have now, while using about the same power, so it will surely be fine in your current case unless you've got something goofy like an all-in-one or one of those extra thin cases.  The rest will draw more power and put out more heat, which may or may not be fine depending on your case and power supply, which is why I asked.


    Will his CPU bottleneck the 1070 at all?
    My wife's computer has the same CPU and I was thinking of getting the 1070 for her for her gaming and photoshop work

    Just a quick headsup.  I went from an i7-2600k @ 4.3ghz with a 980ti to an i7 6700k at 4.5ghz and I saw approx. a 15-20% FPS increase.  980ti is slightly faster than a 1070.  So I just wanted to point it, it may not be an extreme bottleneck, but it will bottleneck it a little bit. Nothing insane, but, the advantage of that is you can do what I did and in a couple years or whatever just upgrade your cpu/mobo/etc and get a decent little boost from your GPU in the process.
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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member EpicPosts: 17,965
    Hrimnir said:

    Quizzical said:

    What power supply do you have, and what case?  Don't just give the nominal wattage on the power supply, but give the exact brand name and model.  If you don't know, then open up the case and read the label.  For the case, the concerns are airflow and physical size in which you can fit a card.

    The GPU you have is over 7 years old, so even the lowest end GPUs from the newest lineups would be a huge upgrade for you.  Your CPU and memory look like they should be able to handle a much more powerful GPU without immediately bottlenecking it, too.  So you look like a good candidate for a GPU upgrade, assuming your power and cooling can handle it.

    Depending on what you're willing to spend, any of these could be a worthy upgrade for you:

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125898
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487263
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125964
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500408
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125869
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137111

    Higher performance comes with a higher price tag, and also higher power consumption and heat output.  The first card listed is perhaps four times as fast as what you have now, while using about the same power, so it will surely be fine in your current case unless you've got something goofy like an all-in-one or one of those extra thin cases.  The rest will draw more power and put out more heat, which may or may not be fine depending on your case and power supply, which is why I asked.


    Will his CPU bottleneck the 1070 at all?
    My wife's computer has the same CPU and I was thinking of getting the 1070 for her for her gaming and photoshop work

    Just a quick headsup.  I went from an i7-2600k @ 4.3ghz with a 980ti to an i7 6700k at 4.5ghz and I saw approx. a 15-20% FPS increase.  980ti is slightly faster than a 1070.  So I just wanted to point it, it may not be an extreme bottleneck, but it will bottleneck it a little bit. Nothing insane, but, the advantage of that is you can do what I did and in a couple years or whatever just upgrade your cpu/mobo/etc and get a decent little boost from your GPU in the process.
    That's because you already had a very fast GPU.  I bet you wouldn't have seen that jump if you were using a Radeon HD 5670.
    GdemamiHrimnir
  • HrimnirHrimnir Member RarePosts: 2,370

    Quizzical said:
    Hrimnir said:

    Quizzical said:

    What power supply do you have, and what case?  Don't just give the nominal wattage on the power supply, but give the exact brand name and model.  If you don't know, then open up the case and read the label.  For the case, the concerns are airflow and physical size in which you can fit a card.

    The GPU you have is over 7 years old, so even the lowest end GPUs from the newest lineups would be a huge upgrade for you.  Your CPU and memory look like they should be able to handle a much more powerful GPU without immediately bottlenecking it, too.  So you look like a good candidate for a GPU upgrade, assuming your power and cooling can handle it.

    Depending on what you're willing to spend, any of these could be a worthy upgrade for you:

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125898
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487263
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125964
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500408
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125869
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137111

    Higher performance comes with a higher price tag, and also higher power consumption and heat output.  The first card listed is perhaps four times as fast as what you have now, while using about the same power, so it will surely be fine in your current case unless you've got something goofy like an all-in-one or one of those extra thin cases.  The rest will draw more power and put out more heat, which may or may not be fine depending on your case and power supply, which is why I asked.


    Will his CPU bottleneck the 1070 at all?
    My wife's computer has the same CPU and I was thinking of getting the 1070 for her for her gaming and photoshop work

    Just a quick headsup.  I went from an i7-2600k @ 4.3ghz with a 980ti to an i7 6700k at 4.5ghz and I saw approx. a 15-20% FPS increase.  980ti is slightly faster than a 1070.  So I just wanted to point it, it may not be an extreme bottleneck, but it will bottleneck it a little bit. Nothing insane, but, the advantage of that is you can do what I did and in a couple years or whatever just upgrade your cpu/mobo/etc and get a decent little boost from your GPU in the process.
    That's because you already had a very fast GPU.  I bet you wouldn't have seen that jump if you were using a Radeon HD 5670.

    Well that was my point. He asked if the 2600 would be a bottleneck to a 1070, my answer was yes, but not too too much, but yes, a bit of a bottleneck.
    blueturtle13

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