Looking to upgrade my son's pc as a couple of games only run at medium rather than ultra

B1g B1ll

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At the minute he has
A h81m plus motherboard
i5 4430 chip
Xf R9 280x gpu
2x ddr3 1600 mhz ram
Msi Dragon liquid cpu cooler
Air series sp140 fan
Element gaming 80 plus bronze 800w power supply
In a Aerocool XPredator 0.7mm gaming cube
Need to keep costs down
But don't mind doing bit at a time
All suggestions appreciated


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ste

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So 2 of those? (16gb total)

What is he trying to run on there?

My lad has a pc with i5 processor, 2gb gpu and 8gb ram and his runs great - black ops 3, gta v etc all nice and smooth.
 

B1g B1ll

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No 8gb in total 2 4gb b
Gpu is 3gb
Black ops
Counter strike
And overwatch
Think it should run the above on ultra but seems to struggle a bit
I know the easy upgrade is the ram
Was considering a an ssd for the operating system
Looking for options to make it better for him


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ste

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SSD's aren't huge capacity though so you couldn't really store many game files on it so not much point I don't think.

RAM would certainly help though.
 

B1g B1ll

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Yes ssd was just for operating system believe it's quicker to start up and to run core files on


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ste

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Yes, they are better in that respect but for gaming i'm not so sure unless the game files are on the SSD and with them being so small, you wouldn't fit many games on one... they're pretty expensive aren't they the SSD's for the capacity of them. I have a 120gb one in my PC and that was about a hundred quid at the time.
 

B1g B1ll

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Am sure like everything the price will come down
But will see what other options I have as well as the ram

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lloydy304

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this would be a perfect setup for most games.

i5-8400 £180
MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS Socket LGA 1151 DDR4 ATX Motherboard £110
Xenta 8GB DDR4 2133Mhz Dimm Dual £81
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5inch SSD £148
WD Blue 1 TB Internal HDD - 2.5 £47
Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator and Fan £60
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 £189
 
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