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Advice needed - PC gaming rigs

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Hi everyone.

I've neglected my gaming pc over the years. It became the main source of entertainment in the household so I eventually ended up playing on ps4 more.


I have been an avid fan of drifting in the last couple of years and decided to give assetto corsa a go with a g29 with manual shifter. Fps was terrible and I had to really use a basic resolution with no post effects ect ect to even get to a point where I could drive around 25 fps. Played for 2 hours and I'm pretty sure I cooked the Gt545. Basic diagnostics like changing cord, screen, all ports and nothing comes up. Pc sounds like it's running normal, but isn't displaying anything. I don't exactly want to build a new pc so I'm asking you guys for advice on what to do next? 


Do I just buy a new gpu? For an old i7 3370 with no ssd and 16 gb of ddr3 ram? Hp product.

Do I look into buying a second hand rig? Are there things to look out for when buying second hand? If I have to buy a new gpu do I continue with a full build?


Any help would be appreciated. It's been a while since I have had to look at pc hardware. I'm looking to do this on the cheap but achieving a result where I could play assetto corsa with half decent settings at 1080p @ 60fps


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Well the GT545 is an absolute piece of sh*t so that's definitely holding you back, whereas a 3rd gen i7 can still somewhat hold up today. Normally I would say slap a new GPU in it however you've mentioned it's HP and I've seen alot of HP prebuilts not take newer GPU's due to a number of things - incompatibility with the motherboard and secure boot, the PSU not having connectors for it or size constraints which means you're generally limited to the low profile, PCIe power free gpu's such as 1050 TI's and so forth but even then it's not 100% that it'll work. I'd look up the motherboard model number along with any corresponding GPU you might purchase and see if anyone has had success.


If you're buying a full rig second hand but are somewhat competent with PC's you should know what to look out for but things I'd look at instantly are the condition of everything ie if they've kept it clean, tidy cables etc - that's not to say be put off by a dusty, messy rig but it doesn't instill confidence when you're about to drop a few hundred. Definitely ask to see it running a couple of games before you buy it, ask how long they've had it etc.


Honestly, looking at the recommended requirements of Asetto Corsa (Processor: AMD Six-Core CPU, Intel Quad-Core CPU - Memory: 6 GB RAM - Graphics: AMD Radeon 290x, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970) I think you'd be able to get away with something like a 1050 TI off the used market presuming it'll work with the mobo:



Side note: I'd also grab an SSD, 240gb ones are cheap as f*ck now and definitely worth the money - once you get an SSD you'll never be able to go back to a traditional HDD.

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Thanks blaze for the reply.


The motherboard is a ipisb-ch so it looks like I paddling sh*t up hill in regards to getting a decent replacement gpu.


These are apparently the 'list' of compatible gpus: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/List-of-compatible-graphics-cards-for-p7-1245-IPISB-CU/td-p/4830236


So now with the new information, do i upgrade the motherboard and put my old cpu and ram into it to accept a decent graphics card? Or is that not worth the trouble?


While I'm at it - what would be a decent parts breakdown of a new build to suit my requirements?i might want to vr down the track but currently am happy with a big screen. It might be just worth going new?

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