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Old 06-05-2020, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I used this forum to build my own computer 9 years ago (primarily a gaming computer). I'm playing a lot of games through Nox (android emulator), and the graphics are pretty slow, to the point that it crashes the game often. I'd like to upgrade for this and just in general since it is so old. I'm wondering if I can just upgrade certain components, or given the age, do I need to start over?

I'm attaching a list of the original components. I did upgrade the hardrive in 2017 to a Samsung 850 EVO 500 gb ssd, but other than that, all the hardware and software (windows 7) are original.

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Old 06-05-2020, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You could upgrade your core components rather easily. CPU/RAM/GPU to something I can suggest within your budget. The problem being, Android emulation isn't perfect and even on my machine I get slow downs using Bluestacks.
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Can you give us a Budget?
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Old 06-05-2020, 11:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Can you give us a Budget?
Budget isn't really an issue, so whatever works best, within reason. My thinking is maybe I can figure out what a new computer spec might be and just try taking the gpu that I would use for a new computer and put in the old one (if compatible) and see if that fixes things. If not, then just build the new one, using the gpu component I already purchased.
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You can try this build for $1000 that has an i7 and 16gb of RAM https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qXDKDx that would probably be good for medium gaming,but if you wanted an i9 you should add around $200
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Can you give me your location as well?
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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/
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The GPU was supposed to be a 5700XT. Oops.

Since then, updated again... Better picks.
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Can you give me your location as well?
Greenville, SC. Also, I'm recording my game play in the emulator and possibly could get into youtube streaming at some point. If I need something with more power for that I'm fine with spending a bit more.

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Greenville, SC. Also, I'm recording my game play in the emulator and possibly could get into youtube streaming at some point. If I need something with more power for that I'm fine with spending a bit more.

Thanks!
If you have the money I would go with the i9
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