zuuiee 13:53 09 Jun 2018

Decided to finally move over to PC master race, from Xbox.

I built the PC i currently use for work purposes only around 4 years ago.

I would like to be able to casually play the following games at decent settings (45-60fps) : Fortnite Pubg GTA CSGO Rainbow Six and maybe a bit of Overwatch

I am a complete noob and have no idea where to start. I would ideally like to spend money upgrading some parts of my PC rather than build new. I know for sure that I need a new graphics card and processor (CPU?) but not sure if thats going to completely out perform my motherboard or not, do I need a new motherboard too? (will post current PC specs at the end, I used "speccy" to get them)

Basically my main concern is that I want to upgrade GPU and CPU but not sure how that is going to fit in with the rest of my setup, not just motherboard, but case, RAM, power supply and cooling system too. I have around £500 but would like to save around half of that for other things, but have no idea how much all of this will cost.

Sorry if I sound like I am being totally incompetant and lazy, feel free to correct me on anything, I know nothing and am open to all :)

Looking at NVIDIA GTX 1050ti 4gb graphics card, completely baffled by all the different prices and names though lol. (MSI, EVGA, GIGABYTE) if someone could explain that, I would be so happy

BTW I am in UK, this is current graphics card I have just found;

click here advice is hugly appriciated:)


CPU: AMD A8-5600K Trinity 32nm Technology

RAM: 8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 803MHz (11-11-12-28)


GPU: 512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7560D (ASUStek Computer Inc)

STORAGE: 465GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 (SATA )


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