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Suggestions for an upgrade

Suggestions for an upgrade
« on: December 30, 2020, 09:00:27 am »
Hi all, I'm looking to upgrade my PC, the current spec I have is:

Motherboard: GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 - Socket AM3 (938)
Graphics card: Geforce GT430
Power Supply: 650W Cooler Master Bronze.
I'm not looking for top of the range components, something along the same spec or a little better performance wise. The PC is not for gaming, I am a Forex trader so I need something that can power 4-6 screens.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Thank you

shadowsports

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Re: Suggestions for an upgrade
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 10:55:55 am »
Greetings,
I see you posted in the AMD section.  Are you looking to stay with AMD or would you consider Intel?
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Re: Suggestions for an upgrade
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 11:05:49 am »
Greetings,
I see you posted in the AMD section.  Are you looking to stay with AMD or would you consider Intel?
Hi! Sure I would consider Intel.

shadowsports

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Re: Suggestions for an upgrade
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2020, 02:25:22 pm »
Greetings,
Given the age of your hardware, almost any thing will be an upgrade regardless of platform.

The two biggest considerations are budget and what you need the system to do for you?

Examples;
Light Productivity - Web browsing and email, document creation, etc

Creative design - Same as above, but maybe with photography and video rendering

Gaming - All of the above + you want to play games that have more intense graphic requirements





 
Z390 AORUS PRO (F10) \850w, 9900K, 32GB GSkill TriZ RGB - 16-18-18-38, RTX 2080 FTW3 Ultra, 960 Pro_m.2, W10 2004
Z370-HD3P (F5) \750w, 8350K, 8GB LPX 3200 - 16-18-18-38, GTX 970 FTW SC, Intel SSD, 2TB RAID1, W10 2004
Z97X-UD5H \850w, 4790K, 16GB Vengeance, GTX 970 FTW SC, RAID0

Re: Suggestions for an upgrade
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2021, 06:17:02 am »
Hi there,
Sorry for the delayed response. I would say Creative design would be the closest to what I'm looking for, also as stated above i'm a Trader so I need something that can power up to 6 screens. Budget-wise I'd start a £500 but would be willing to go higher for a bit of extra quality.
Thank you

Greetings,
Given the age of your hardware, almost any thing will be an upgrade regardless of platform.

The two biggest considerations are budget and what you need the system to do for you?

Examples;
Light Productivity - Web browsing and email, document creation, etc

Creative design - Same as above, but maybe with photography and video rendering

Gaming - All of the above + you want to play games that have more intense graphic requirements





 

shadowsports

  • 2018
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  • Xbox One, Drives STI, Use QVL RAM For Best Results
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Re: Suggestions for an upgrade
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2021, 03:27:32 pm »
Greetings,
When you say power up to 6 screens, do you mean browser windows or 6 individual displays?

If the latter, 500 pounds might not be enough to cover the cost of a system build capable of 6 displays.

Gigabyte does make cards that support 4 displays.  1080Ti and 1660 series might be a good choice. 
Z390 AORUS PRO (F10) \850w, 9900K, 32GB GSkill TriZ RGB - 16-18-18-38, RTX 2080 FTW3 Ultra, 960 Pro_m.2, W10 2004
Z370-HD3P (F5) \750w, 8350K, 8GB LPX 3200 - 16-18-18-38, GTX 970 FTW SC, Intel SSD, 2TB RAID1, W10 2004
Z97X-UD5H \850w, 4790K, 16GB Vengeance, GTX 970 FTW SC, RAID0

Re: Suggestions for an upgrade
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2021, 07:48:59 am »
Good morning,
That would be 6 individual displays, I'd be happy to go up as far as £750-£800.
Thanks

Hi there,
Sorry for the delayed response. I would say Creative design would be the closest to what I'm looking for, also as stated above i'm a Trader so I need something that can power up to 6 screens. Budget-wise I'd start a £500 but would be willing to go higher for a bit of extra quality.
Thank you

Greetings,
Given the age of your hardware, almost any thing will be an upgrade regardless of platform.

The two biggest considerations are budget and what you need the system to do for you?

Examples;
Light Productivity - Web browsing and email, document creation, etc

Creative design - Same as above, but maybe with photography and video rendering

Gaming - All of the above + you want to play games that have more intense graphic requirements





 

 

anything