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My PC cant handle games anymore. Need advise for upgrades during corona period

Question asked by gluteusmaximus on Apr 19, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 20, 2020 by hardcoregames™

I'm a student and a big fan of gaming and streaming. I bought a pc back in 2012/2013 and it has served me very well untill now. When i start up a game, doenst really matter what game, my PC just cant handle it. On the lowest settings I get max 40/50 fps, with huge dips and games keep crashing on me. Im trying to play with my friends, but every time they have to wait for me to load in after a crash or leave because something went wrong with my game. I'm getting really sick of it so I'm looking to get an upgrade, especially now with all the corona stuff thats going on so I cant do really more that sit behind my PC all day...

 

my current specs are:

CPU
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU
@ 3.20GHz 4 Cores

 

GPU
Radeon (TM) RX 470 Graphics

 

VRAM
8192 MB
GDDR5 2000 MHz

 

RAM
8 GB

 

I'm not really familiar with all the PC stuff so I hope these are all the important things. the RX 470 is kind of new, got it like 2 or 3 years ago. Only thing that was ever upgraded.

Because I dont have a job at the moment because of corona the upgrade cant be to expensive (so please no 4.500 euro/dollar PCs). If someone could give me some advise on a budget upgrade and maybe a more expensive second option (for if corona suddenly ends for some reason and i can go back to work again) that would be really amazing!

 

I dont really have a budget, because i have no idea what a good gaming pc would cost.

 

I hope someone can help me with this

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