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Any ideas for a graphics card

MaDdogv1

New member
Hello I have just got the budget AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Quad Core CPU with Vega Graphics (3.7GHz-4.2GHz/6MB CACHE/AM4) and due to a fault of my own (not doing enough research before purchase) I need to purchase a graphics card as the onboard Vega graphics or not close to what I need. I do wish to play Battlefield 5 on it and I have no idea where to start when looking for a graphics card, weather my system is ok to go for a good card and would it mean changing out my power supply too for more power ? I have purchased a Ram set so it's now 16gb ram. One other question is will the inboard Vega stop taking its 2gb ram when I have a card plugged in or do I need to up my ram again ?
PCS P209 RGB MID TOWER CASE
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Quad Core CPU with Vega Graphics (3.7GHz-4.2GHz/6MB CACHE/AM4)
ASUS® PRIME A320M-K: Micro-ATX, AM4, USB 3.0, 6GB/s
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (1 x 8GB)
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS ACCELERATOR (GPU)
256GB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (500MB/R, 400MB/W)
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
 

Steveyg

Grand Master
Look mate to be complete blunt it's just not a good system at all

To put a GPU in that would run BF5 at a reasonably level would then further unbalance the build and it would be bottlenecked hard by the fairly weak CPU

You're PSU would also 100% need upgraded which is a pain especially if you don't know what you're doing

As for the integrated GPU, if it's not being used then it will be like it doesn't exist

I wouldn't know what to do with that build to be honest with, I'm sure someone here can offer better advice though
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Look mate to be complete blunt it's just not a good system at all

To put a GPU in that would run BF5 at a reasonably level would then further unbalance the build and it would be bottlenecked hard by the fairly weak CPU

You're PSU would also 100% need upgraded which is a pain especially if you don't know what you're doing

As for the integrated GPU, if it's not being used then it will be like it doesn't exist

I wouldn't know what to do with that build to be honest with, I'm sure someone here can offer better advice though
Sadly, this is about correct. That machine will struggle to run much above the most basic games at a comfortable FPS. If you're looking for a compitent gaming system these days, you're looking at spending £1000+ and I'm going to assume this wasn't near that. If you haven't recieved the PC yet, I'd recommend cancelling the purchase and waiting a while to save a much larger budget and for prices to fall.

We could recommend you a more 'future proof' build but it wouldn't be less than £850-900 and would also mean cancelling this order as it looks like you've gone for "home/ office computer" and we'd need the extreme series to unlock faster RAM for a compitent gaming system.
 

MaDdogv1

New member
Well thanks for all the quick responses, I was looking at Graphics cards around £400 second hand so saved me that splash. I already have the pc so I think I will keep hold and get a 1660. I mainly play older games anyway and World of Warcraft its just I like my War games too like BF5. I will hold for a few month then pass this onto my son for schoolwork and get advice prior to purchasing from this forum. 🙂
 

Martinr36

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Look mate to be complete blunt it's just not a good system at all

To put a GPU in that would run BF5 at a reasonably level would then further unbalance the build and it would be bottlenecked hard by the fairly weak CPU

You're PSU would also 100% need upgraded which is a pain especially if you don't know what you're doing

As for the integrated GPU, if it's not being used then it will be like it doesn't exist

I wouldn't know what to do with that build to be honest with, I'm sure someone here can offer better advice though
I think i would cancel it and get advise on a decent up gradable build
 

Rakk

The Awesome
Moderator
Note though its possible (probable) that prices have gone up since ordered so for the same amount that was spent, there may not be much available in the way of upgrades - you know just as a consideration, would probably be worth knowing what the budget is/was first :)
 

jamiephillips909

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Note though its possible (probable) that prices have gone up since ordered so for the same amount that was spent, there may not be much available in the way of upgrades - you know just as a consideration, would probably be worth knowing what the budget is/was first :)
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Ash_

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
That system is fine for surfing the web, playing indie games etc, so passing it to your son would be a good move imo (if you can afford to).

Then getting a new one specced on here. I couldn’t advise buying a second hand 1660S etc, as preowned, they are stupidly inflated at the moment.

£1000 is a possible budget. £1500 is probably entry to 1440p and £1700 is where you can start showing off, £2000 you’re looking at a high end rig and £2500 has all the bells and whistles. (The pc parts in here will actually hold their value much better also).
 
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Deleted member 17413

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Gotta say, best move would be return and redo.
I know thats a pain, but its got to be better than throwing more money after bad. Trying to patch it is just going to get messy, and probably cost a lot more than just starting again.
 
Hello I have just got the budget AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Quad Core CPU with Vega Graphics (3.7GHz-4.2GHz/6MB CACHE/AM4) and due to a fault of my own (not doing enough research before purchase) I need to purchase a graphics card as the onboard Vega graphics or not close to what I need. I do wish to play Battlefield 5 on it and I have no idea where to start when looking for a graphics card, weather my system is ok to go for a good card and would it mean changing out my power supply too for more power ? I have purchased a Ram set so it's now 16gb ram. One other question is will the inboard Vega stop taking its 2gb ram when I have a card plugged in or do I need to up my ram again ?
PCS P209 RGB MID TOWER CASE
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Quad Core CPU with Vega Graphics (3.7GHz-4.2GHz/6MB CACHE/AM4)
ASUS® PRIME A320M-K: Micro-ATX, AM4, USB 3.0, 6GB/s
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (1 x 8GB)
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS ACCELERATOR (GPU)
256GB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (500MB/R, 400MB/W)
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
I agree with everyone saying you should build a new system here is a 1000£ budget 1080p/1440p system i made for a friend before maybe it would be a good choice.
EDIT Ram is abit slow maybe downgrade ssd to get better speed.

Case
CORSAIR iCUE 220T RGB AIRFLOW MID TOWER GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2666MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060 - HDMI, DP - VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
1TB Samsung 870 QVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (up to 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW)
2nd Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES™ CV-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H60 2018 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 14 to 16 working days
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
For a gaming system that’s worth your money, this is the minimum I’d recommend. The 1650 isn’t the best GPU but will handle 1080p 60fps gaming until you’re able to upgrade, the SSD is quite small and I’d recommend an upgrade to 512gb if you’re planning to put many games on there, and the 1TB can be doubled for about a tenner. Although, the 3600 is a great gaming CPU and the TXm 750W will allow you to make lots of upgrades over time without needing to replace it.

Also if you have a pre-existing windows pc or laptop that you don’t use or won’t use once this arrives (that isn’t the PCS PC) you can take the W10 key from it and put it on the new PC which will save about £85 off the price.


Case
LIAN LI LANCOOL 215 GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1650 SUPER - HDMI
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
256GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (1900 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KK3-00002]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 14 to 16 working days
Price: £926.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/vpuzwtS2UA/
 
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