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    Do I Upgrade My Gaming PC or Buy a Switch

    Glorious people of HUKD I need to either decide to upgrade my crappy Gaming PC or Buy a Switch.
    My Current PC Specs:
    CPU: i3-4150 @3.5 Ghz
    GPU: MSI R9 270
    MOBO : MSI-H97M G43
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8gb DDR3 1866
    PSU: EVGA 500W Bronze (Non-Modular)
    Case: Corsair Spec-03
    Disk Drives: 128gb Sandisk SSD, 320gb 2.5" 5400 RPM, 240gb 2.5" 5400 RPM

    While writing my specs out I realise my PC absolutely sucks!
    Another mini side question, does anybody know how much the process of getting a driver's license costs? (Including lessons)
    I like to think of myself as a fast learner. Gotta pass before the new changes in December, so the cheaper it is the more I can save up for my Switch or PC

    Thanks in Advance!

    44 Comments

    I gave up with my computer and bought a switch. Absolutely love Zelda

    Upgrade your PC.
    Then get a Switch at a later date when it's cheaper and there's a bigger selection of games.

    Depends what you want doesn't it. Gaming for me is all about having a pc.

    PC, then just download the Wii U emulator for Mario kart 8 and Zelda. Sorted.

    Rid1

    While writing my specs out I realise my PC absolutely sucks!



    Someone's been pulling your leg. That's a perfectly decent entry level machine. The only reason I'd even consider upgrading it is if you were picky about settings or had a high resolution monitor.

    If it's struggling to run most games then you've got a problem of some sort, not insufficient hardware.

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    MarkToTheMax

    PC, then just download the Wii U emulator for Mario kart 8 and Zelda. … PC, then just download the Wii U emulator for Mario kart 8 and Zelda. Sorted.


    I don't like or endorse piracy and I don't have a Wii U

    Don't make the same mistake as the NHS. Upgrade!

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    Dolphinzz

    I gave up with my computer and bought a switch. Absolutely love Zelda


    Borrowed my cousins switch for around 3 ish weeks. Was the most fun I've had in a very long time.

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    EndlessWaves

    Someone's been pulling your leg. That's a perfectly decent entry level … Someone's been pulling your leg. That's a perfectly decent entry level machine. The only reason I'd even consider upgrading it is if you were picky about settings or had a high resolution monitor.If it's struggling to run most games then you've got a problem of some sort, not insufficient hardware.


    I've had it for nearly 4 years, bought a few parts 2nd hand but basically brand new. I can barely play Dishonored 2 at a nice frame rate at 1080p, and more and more games are being released. My CPU isn't too strong, it can do the easy stuff but struggles when playing a game and having a few applications open. Also I wanna spend my money

    Original Poster

    ritchiedrama

    Depends what you want doesn't it. Gaming for me is all about having a pc.


    Yeah but I can't decide

    Original Poster

    ziezou

    Don't make the same mistake as the NHS. Upgrade!


    Haha, the hackers won't hack me, I don't have enough money for them to get a decent ransom

    You can edit posts you know?

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    Westwoodo

    You can edit posts you know?


    What would I edit?

    Rid1

    Yeah but I can't decide



    No brainer for me, lol.

    You can build a great AMD Ryzen rig now for a decent price.

    Westwoodo

    You can edit posts you know?


    The first post that was a reply rather than having 4 posts in a row.

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    Westwoodo

    The first post that was a reply rather than having 4 posts in a row.


    Sometimes if you do that the people you replying to don't get the notification. Thus replying to each separately ensures that everyone knows that I replied to them.

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    ritchiedrama

    No brainer for me, lol.You can build a great AMD Ryzen rig now for a … No brainer for me, lol.You can build a great AMD Ryzen rig now for a decent price.


    Haven't researched the Ryzen CPUs. I know this a lot to ask but could you possibly build me what you think would be a great Ryzen rig and kind of make a comparison to what it would be toe-to-toe with in an Intel rig? My Budget would probably be around £500-£600 (I know it ain't a lot and I don't need peripherals)

    Rid1

    Sometimes if you do that the people you replying to don't get the … Sometimes if you do that the people you replying to don't get the notification. Thus replying to each separately ensures that everyone knows that I replied to them.


    That's not how forums and public domains work, it looks like you are talking to yourself, multiqoute and reply.

    Rid1

    Haven't researched the Ryzen CPUs. I know this a lot to ask but could you … Haven't researched the Ryzen CPUs. I know this a lot to ask but could you possibly build me what you think would be a great Ryzen rig and kind of make a comparison to what it would be toe-to-toe with in an Intel rig? My Budget would probably be around £500-£600 (I know it ain't a lot and I don't need peripherals)



    Not happening brand new with 500-600 im afraid.

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    ritchiedrama

    Not happening brand new with 500-600 im afraid.


    Yeah just realised this msyelf, expanding my budget to £800

    Rid1

    Yeah just realised this msyelf, expanding my budget to £800


    Upgrade your cpu and ram and either buy a better gpu or buy a wiiu with the left over funds.

    Rid1

    Yeah just realised this msyelf, expanding my budget to £800




    £839, could save £50-100 here or there though, with a different case, less storage etc etc etc, but decent:

    uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…PD8
    Edited by: "ritchiedrama" 13th May

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    ritchiedrama

    £839, could save £50-100 here or there though, with a different case, l … £839, could save £50-100 here or there though, with a different case, less storage etc etc etc, but decent:https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Q6nPD8


    Haha before I saw your build this is what I made
    uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…7BP

    Rid1

    Haha before I saw your build this is what I made … Haha before I saw your build this is what I made :)https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/GCp7BP




    Perfect, but honestly, add an SSD, at least 120gb, samsung if your budget can stretch, if not, 120gb sandisk is like £45.

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    Westwoodo

    Upgrade your cpu and ram and either buy a better gpu or buy a wiiu with … Upgrade your cpu and ram and either buy a better gpu or buy a wiiu with the left over funds.


    Yeah I was going to, but I accidentally broke a bit of my Mobo so I basically might aswell get a comepletely new rig!

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    ritchiedrama

    Perfect, but honestly, add an SSD, at least 120gb, samsung if your budget … Perfect, but honestly, add an SSD, at least 120gb, samsung if your budget can stretch, if not, 120gb sandisk is like £45.


    I have already got a 128gb sandisk ssd. I'll just reuse it

    Rid1

    I have already got a 128gb sandisk ssd. I'll just reuse it




    Sounds good to me!

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    ritchiedrama

    Sounds good to me!


    Another side question how much do you think my current rig is worth? I was thinking of around £200 (without the ssd but with the 2 HDDs) Everything is in good condition only problem is that one of the front USB 3.0 ports doesnt work because I bent some pins.

    Why not upgraded CPU to i7 4xxx . Get 16gb ram and stick a 1060 6gb/rx480/580 in there. Performance won't be much difference in game from a new ryzen build. And would save a few hundred for learning to drive. Which is pretty pricey

    Pitch^^

    Why not upgraded CPU to i7 4xxx . Get 16gb ram and stick a 1060 … Why not upgraded CPU to i7 4xxx . Get 16gb ram and stick a 1060 6gb/rx480/580 in there. Performance won't be much difference in game from a new ryzen build. And would save a few hundred for learning to drive. Which is pretty pricey



    Because any i7 4xxx worth getting one leaves you without an upgrade path, and any 4xxx series thats actually worthwhile is expensive anyway, eg 4790k

    Rid1

    Borrowed my cousins switch for around 3 ish weeks. Was the most fun I've … Borrowed my cousins switch for around 3 ish weeks. Was the most fun I've had in a very long time.



    Get both then

    ritchiedrama

    Because any i7 4xxx worth getting one leaves you without an upgrade path, … Because any i7 4xxx worth getting one leaves you without an upgrade path, and any 4xxx series thats actually worthwhile is expensive anyway, eg 4790k


    You wouldn't need a upgrade for a while and several £100's would make a big dent in learning to drive.

    Westwoodo

    You wouldn't need a upgrade for a while and several £100's would make a … You wouldn't need a upgrade for a while and several £100's would make a big dent in learning to drive.




    Depends which CPU you're talking about getting, i7 4790k is still £260+ new. Then it depends if he has a motherboard to overclock it, as an example, then it depends if we're even going for an i7 4790k and if we aren't there isn't much point, as its just a dead platform as I said. DDR3 ram, etc. May aswell just upgrade and be done with it for the foreseeable future.

    ritchiedrama

    Depends which CPU you're talking about getting, i7 4790k is still £260+ … Depends which CPU you're talking about getting, i7 4790k is still £260+ new. Then it depends if he has a motherboard to overclock it, as an example, then it depends if we're even going for an i7 4790k and if we aren't there isn't much point, as its just a dead platform as I said. DDR3 ram, etc. May aswell just upgrade and be done with it for the foreseeable future.


    Exactly but the jump from the i3 to a i7 would be massive and ddr3 ram isn't that expensive, knowing that the op has motherboard issues rules out this option anyway.

    Sell your cpu to cex replace it with a 4690 non k as your board can't oc then upgrade gpu when you can

    Original Poster

    emodan

    Sell your cpu to cex replace it with a 4690 non k as your board can't oc … Sell your cpu to cex replace it with a 4690 non k as your board can't oc then upgrade gpu when you can


    I want a new mobo too because I need the extra usb ports at the front. So I might aswell upgrade to the Ryzen CPUs also don't you need the CPU box to sell it to CEX? I don't have mine.

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    Dolphinzz

    Get both then


    Oh I will, it's the question of what I get first. It's gonna be at least a few months after I buy either to get the other.

    Rid1

    Oh I will, it's the question of what I get first. It's gonna be at least … Oh I will, it's the question of what I get first. It's gonna be at least a few months after I buy either to get the other.



    Rid1

    I want a new mobo too because I need the extra usb ports at the front. So … I want a new mobo too because I need the extra usb ports at the front. So I might aswell upgrade to the Ryzen CPUs also don't you need the CPU box to sell it to CEX? I don't have mine.



    Nope no box needed as I've sold some stripped from PC's previously no issue

    Rid1

    Oh I will, it's the question of what I get first. It's gonna be at least … Oh I will, it's the question of what I get first. It's gonna be at least a few months after I buy either to get the other.



    Get the switch first trust me you're missing out otherwise, and besides a better computer will be available in a few months again so make it the second thing

    Westwoodo

    That's not how forums and public domains work, it looks like you are … That's not how forums and public domains work, it looks like you are talking to yourself, multiqoute and reply.



    It's perfectly clear who he is responding to, he's quoted the original post he is replying to in each reply. Makes perfect sense to me.

    Get a switch, u can game in bed, while traveling, in the loop, in the garden. Go for it and get one, alot of people are loving them and the way the Wii u held it price, there might not be much of a discount in the next year or so.
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