Wow, posting here has been a help the last few days.
I usually build my own PCs but the current one is about 10 years old.
Processor AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor * * * * * * *4.00 GHz
Installed RAM 8.00 GB
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Video Card GForce GTX 660
I would love to build a whole new system but if possible, at first, I'd just like to swap out CPU and GPU for something better. I'm at that age where I can't be bothered for a whole new build unless absolutely necessary. I could get more RAM etc as well.
Any thoughts as to what I could do?
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You already have what is considered to be the best CPU for AMD Socket AM3+.
Something like a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti would be a little better than what you have and drivers are available for Windows 7 64-bit. PCIe 2.0 16x provides the same bandwidth as PCIe 3.0 8x so you won't get the best performance from a higher-end card designed for a PCIe 3.0 slot. Plus, video cards are selling at a premium now due to the current chip shortage.
More RAM would only make a small difference, if any, for most things. It might help with video editing.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329
I would replace your system since the newer amd cpu's and motherboards with ram are way faster than what you have now.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
I'm buying parts for a new Intel Comet Lake HTPC build now with no discrete video card. (I don't really need one for this build). I have noticed that sellers are profiteering on parts that are in short supply.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329
Maybe it's because I'm in Japan but there hasn't been much of a price change.
What is a good Mobo and CPU to start me off with a new build? I want to stay with AMDSmileSmile
Asus prime 570-p motherboard with a ryzen 5600x cpu or 5800x for $150 more.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
I'm a big fan of AMD's APU processors, had a chance to use an older 2200g based system and was impressed with it's performance, the 3400g used to offer a great bang for the buck:
Wait until August when the 5000g series of APUs are released:
My birthday is about a month after their release, I may have to treat myself.
The 5000g series aren't worth it if you are going to upgrade with a discrete video card,only if you dont need a video card and aren't into gaming.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
The point is that with a 5000g series processor you will not need a discrete gpu and the 5000g igpu will be faster than a 9 year old gtx660.