Can I ask why you think you can't use a DDR5 (typical) GPU? I ask because I see this question come up and wonder how folk get this (incorrect) idea.
Thanks for the help in advance!
I have assembled a couple barebone kits before, but I am a bit ignorant about this stuff. Typically use my computer for games, I play a lot of Kerbal Space Program and would also love to get a VR set up someday.
I have a HP ENVY h8-1513c, https://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c03635878 , Its been a really good system for me, but I was finally looking to upgrade. I originally thought I was going to get a brand new set up. However after a little browsing I dont think I can do a whole lot better on a budget ( $1k or less). So now I'm thinking about making some upgrades but am not sure what I should buy.
- I know I need to get a new graphics card, but Im not sure how I'm limited by my power supply or processor. Looks like a I have a PCI Express x16 Gen 3.0 slot. Does this mean that I am limited to a DDR3 card? Does anyone have any good recommendations for around $300
- I was also thinking I need to get a SSD to install my games onto, only a couple hundred gig's or so
- I dont think I need to get any more memory, I dont think its ever been a bottleneck for me
- I've never overclocked before, but I would consider getting a liquid cooler and trying it. I play a lot of KSP so I think more processing power would be the biggest benefit.
I would really appreciate links to products that would be a good upgrade and compatible with my system. Thanks so much for the help and advice!