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Prayton007 #1 Posted Mar 03 2019 - 20:03

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I was told that my motherboard has a bottleneck with WG new setup. I am running a gigabyte 970a-gs3p motherboard. The problem wit it is the pci-e slot is only 2.0 standard cutting my video card bandwidth in haft.

want to upgrade with a AMD Ryzen 7 cpu and solid ram. Budget is about $500. What do you recommend? 



JLdragon #2 Posted Mar 03 2019 - 20:26

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ok so you mention the Mobo is the bottleneck, but you are asking for advice on CPU and Ram...

Have you ran any Benchmark tests to see where the true problem is?

 

And if i might inquire, what are your PC current Hardware specs?



Prayton007 #3 Posted Mar 03 2019 - 20:42

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sorry was wanting advice on a good mother board to match up with the AMD Ryzen 7 cpu.

atm I'm running an AMD 4300 cpu quad core on the gigabyte 970a ds3p mother board. kinda getting outdated.


Edited by Prayton007, Mar 03 2019 - 20:51.


JLdragon #4 Posted Mar 03 2019 - 22:14

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well I am running the Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3 series Mobo.. havent had any issues and I have always used Gigabyte.. always have had good luck with their components and tech support.. very reasonably priced as well.. Good software, easy BIOS to work with and great software to help OC your goodies as well...

Only thing is that you will have to flash it from its stock AM2 up to AM4 so that it will accept your Ryzen 7.

 

my current PC setup

Case: Corsair 540 Carbide Air Case (cant go wrong with split level Case and optimum AIrflow)

Mobo: Gigabyte AB-350 Gaming Series 3

GPU: Gigabyte 1050 ti WIndforce OC edition

Ram: Corsair Vengeance 16 gig

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G

PSU: Corsair 750 (semimodular)

HDs:

SSD: Corsair 250 Gb (C Drive - WIndows 10 and drivers)

SSD: Corsair 160 Gb (D Drive - Wot Only)

HDD: WD Blue 1 Terab (Partitioned 3 drives - misc software, media, and Virtual Memory for Page file swap)

 

Total cost: Approx. $1200..


Edited by JLdragon, Mar 03 2019 - 22:20.


Prayton007 #5 Posted Mar 03 2019 - 23:17

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Thanks man, after looking at your canfg, starting to see more bottle necks on mine.  There goes the budget looks like lol. 

 



TankUM8 #6 Posted Mar 04 2019 - 00:15

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Hm, very strange for a motherboard to be a bottleneck. And for upgrade, which Ryzen 7 are you going for?  

This is my basic spec right now   ( I upgraded from a cpu  AMD FX6300 with a motherboard from MSI 760GM-P34 [FX] )

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700

Motherboard: Gigabyte AORUS ULTRA for GAMING AMD X470

RAM: 16GB 

GPU: EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC

I got my CPU/Motherboard as a bundle for $350 on Newegg (during last year Black Friday). Ram was separated though (brought it back in mid-2016 before the ram price jack up).


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Prayton007 #7 Posted Mar 04 2019 - 00:52

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Ryzen 7 2700X, the problem with the old motherboard is it only supports pci-e 2 standard.  It sill works ok but was looking to upgrade for full GPU bandwidth, 

Necrolegion #8 Posted Mar 04 2019 - 03:29

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With a budget of $500 you can do a lot.. Below are some budget PCs that I've built.

 

Dell OptiPlex 390 MT ($100)

Intel Core i5 2400

8GB DDR3 1333 MHz

2TB HDD

Windows 10 64-bit Pro + $12

Nvidia GTX 1050 2GB + $120

Total: $232

 

This is my niece's PC and she can play this game at high to max settings 720p locked at 60fps. She has a 30" 720p monitor, so I didn't test hers at 1080p, but 720p at 30" isn't bad and looks really good. She can play other games too like GTA V at medium to high settings at 40-50fps, plus other games like The Crew 2, Assassins Creed, The Division at similar settings as GTA V.  

 

Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT ($140)

Intel Core i7 3770

8GB DDR3 1333 MHz

512GB SSD + $60

500GB HDD

Windows 10 64-bit Pro + $12

Nvidia GTX 1050ti 4GB + $130

Total: $342

 

This is my streaming PC (it captures my main PC), it actually cost close to $500 because I added a Razer Ripsaw Capture Card which was like $150. This PC can do 1080p high to max settings on this game. This PC is also my guest PC for when friends or family are over. It can play other games surprisingly well.

 

2nd Hand Gaming PC ($400)

NZXT H440 Case

Intel Core i5 2500K

8GB DDR3 1886 MHz

AMD RTX 480 8GB

750 GB SSD (250GB + 500GB SSDs)

750W 80+ Gold PSU

Windows 10 64-bit Pro

 

I didn't build this entire PC, but I helped a friend find it used on Craigslist. The PC was originally $300, but original GPU was going out so I hooked him up with a used RTX 480 8GB for $100, bringing total build cost to $400. I essentially cable managed his PC, well what was left lose by the previous owner, so you could say I built it again. This PC is by far the best budget-ish one that I've built. 

 

The way I've gone about these builds was looking for used components whenever possible, then upgrading. You can probably find a local PC recycler or vendor that sells office Dell and HP PCs for like $50-$80 for a base i3 or i5 and then upgrade the RAM and storage with them for like $10-$20 extra each. This was the case for both Dell OptiPlexes. There is a local shop near me that sells tons of them and they allow you to add stuff for really cheap. In both my cases I paid for the RAM upgrades which was like $20 or less for an extra 4GB plus they threw in free WiFi cards and in one of them a free 2TB HDD. I also make sure to completely reinstall Windows on all my PCs with new licenses, though this is just a precautionary step.



Prayton007 #9 Posted Mar 04 2019 - 04:40

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Thanks guys

 






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