new pc or cpu?

bruno16757

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hello all. i was planning to upgrade my GPU to a newer one so i can play directx 12 games(far cry 6 etc..). i only have 275.50 cents. its walmart gift cards that i have. i spent a little bit of it to get food thats why the weird amount. im currently saving up my money to get a used car. i was thinking of either getting a new gpu or just upgrade the pc(i have 2 prebuilt pcs below) then use the gtx 760 until i can afford a better gpu maybe another year. i can only afford the walmart cards right now.
AMD A8 6600k
MSI A 78M-E35
8GB DDR3 1333mhz
GTX 760
2TB hard drive SATA
500watt power supply(got in 2020 as old one died)
17" monitor 1280x1024(non HD monitor)
keyboard and mouse
2TB mybook hard drives

all these prices are in canadian dollars.
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/Gigaby...e-GT-1030-OC-2G-Graphics-Card/PRD619LIQJ4M0AV
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/ASUS-D...DR6-PCIe-4-0-HDMI-DisplayPort/PRD5ZOKA9ZG9CDL
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/ASUS-P...-3-0-x16-DVI-HDMI-DisplayPort/PRD2MHL76FO6YUO
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/ASRock...3-0-x16-HDCP-Ready-Video-Card/PRD1UM2FVNM9YX9

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/HP-Eli...GA-Windows-10-Pro-64-Bit-Engl/PRD2DCYZ6VYWNZW
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/Dell-O...dows-10-Pro-64bit-Refurbished/PRD17PFDTN4DJ67
 

GiGaBiTe

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It sounds like you're struggling to even have food. You don't need to be buying PC parts at all.

Your post is also super confusing. You said you have two PCs "listed below", but provide specs for one and give links to two more.

And none of those parts are going to help you run Far Cry 6. The parts are either not compatible (due to form factor) or are well below the minimum requirements for the game. FC6 wants a video card with at minimum of 4 GB of VRAM, so that automatically eliminates the GTX760, GT1030 and the RX550. The RX6400 is a garbage tier card that shouldn't even exist, and you definitely shouldn't buy it for any reason.

Both the A8-6600k and the A10 PRO 8770 were junk when released, and aren't worth more than use as an office machine today. They're about 50-60% slower than the minimum CPUs listed for the minimum requirements for FC6 (a Ryzen 1200 or an i5-4460.) The A8-6600k is also missing AVX2, so the game probably wouldn't even start.

Save your money, don't buy anything you listed. You'll just be very disappointed that nothing runs well or at all, and be out a bunch of money you don't have.
 

GoldenTiger

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Gotta agree... There's no really worthwhile upgrade path here. I'd advise enjoying older and low spec games for now, and using the Walmart card to offset food and save for your car :)
 

GiGaBiTe

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Too bad the guy is in Canada, otherwise I'd just ship him a PC out of my horde.
 

gvx64

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I am not an expert on this, but could you look at cloud-based gaming option (eg. GeForce NOW) to play Far Cry 6 until you have the money to buy new hardware? I am pretty sure that your existing specs should be enough for GeForce Now:

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce-now/system-reqs/

I guess that the key would be to make sure that you have a good internet connection. I don't have a lot of experience with cloud-based gaming but I know that it's been done with some recent Switch games and the results have been pretty impressive given how outdated that hardware now is.
 

bruno16757

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these are 2 used systems.

im planning to not upgrade until 5 years or more

i managed too save up some cash. have just 900.

CPU - Intel i3-8100 @3.60GHz RAM - 16GB DDR4 GPU - 8GB MSI Nvidia Geforce 1070 PSU - 1000watt corsair modular unit. HD - 1x640gb HDD 1x1TB HDD 1TB SSD drive Mombo-Prime Z370-P - 800.00



Mastercool case new

2070 super evga black edition

Asus prime b450m

32gb corsair vengabce pro rgb ram 3400mhz new

Ryzen 5700x cpu

new Tyszeck cpu cooler rgb

new 8tb storage baricuda drives

new 500gb wd blue ssd

new 750wt psu new-

900.00
 

gvx64

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these are 2 used systems.

im planning to not upgrade until 5 years or more

i managed too save up some cash. have just 900.

CPU - Intel i3-8100 @3.60GHz RAM - 16GB DDR4 GPU - 8GB MSI Nvidia Geforce 1070 PSU - 1000watt corsair modular unit. HD - 1x640gb HDD 1x1TB HDD 1TB SSD drive Mombo-Prime Z370-P - 800.00



Mastercool case new

2070 super evga black edition

Asus prime b450m

32gb corsair vengabce pro rgb ram 3400mhz new

Ryzen 5700x cpu

new Tyszeck cpu cooler rgb

new 8tb storage baricuda drives

new 500gb wd blue ssd

new 750wt psu new-

900.00
Is that $900 Canadian dollars?? on Newegg.ca the RTX 2070 Super by itself sells for around $700 CAD new right now. Heck my 2022 PC below, which is nowhere near as fast as what you're proposing, costed me $2,100 CAD to build this year (although to be fair I could have probably saved $500 if I didn't go with a Shuttle system). The fact is that the Canadian dollar is doing very poorly against the USD right now and, in addition, it seems like the price inflation of computer parts is hitting Canadian consumers especially hard. I find that ordering stuff out of the US doesn't help much either because by the time shipping, duties & customs are factored in it ends up being just about as expensive as it is to buy it at a Canadian outlet new. I can't imagine you building the above rig for $900 in Canada right now. Unless you're buying used parts or getting an insane deal that I don't know about that's going to probably cost you at least twice your budgeted price.

That said, with that second PC you have listed (GTX 1070, i3-8100) I am sure that you can play games like Far Cry 6 maxed out at 1080p no problem. If 1080p gaming is enough for you, I don't think that you need to be in a rush to upgrade. The below youtube vid is somebody with the same CPU as you and a video card that is slower than the GTX 1070 playing Far Cry 6 and it looks great in my opinion:

 
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bruno16757

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Is that $900 Canadian dollars?? on Newegg.ca the RTX 2070 Super by itself sells for around $700 CAD new right now. Heck my 2022 PC below, which is nowhere near as fast as what you're proposing, costed me $2,100 CAD to build this year (although to be fair I could have probably saved $500 if I didn't go with a Shuttle system). The fact is that the Canadian dollar is doing very poorly against the USD right now and, in addition, it seems like the price inflation of computer parts is hitting Canadian consumers especially hard. I find that ordering stuff out of the US doesn't help much either because by the time shipping, duties & customs are factored in it ends up being just about as expensive as it is to buy it at a Canadian outlet new. I can't imagine you building the above rig for $900 in Canada right now. Unless you're buying used parts or getting an insane deal that I don't know about that's going to probably cost you at least twice your budgeted price.

That said, with that second PC you have listed (GTX 1070, i3-8100) I am sure that you can play games like Far Cry 6 maxed out at 1080p no problem. If 1080p gaming is enough for you, I don't think that you need to be in a rush to upgrade. The below youtube vid is somebody with the same CPU as you and a video card that is slower than the GTX 1070 playing Far Cry 6 and it looks great in my opinion:


yes its all used parts.
 

robijito123

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I would say take a look at this video by eta prime, not sure if you have the same deals up there but you can get a ton of pc power on the cheap, and just drop in a modern gpu.
 
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