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    Posted: 14 Sep 2018 at 10:26pm
So I've just bought my first gaming PC let alone my first PC ever which is the Vanquish 7 Lvl 1. And with the reviews it all said it's a great entry level PC for the price, which it is coming with all that it did. I can easily run PUBG, Arma 3 (with quite a few mods), ect. Now with the open beta for BO4 Black out I simply crash from the requirements needed that I don't have. I realize that it has an integrated CPU system that isn't the best which wasn't what I was looking for didn't expect. With all the specs-

- AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
- Radeon RX Vega 11
- 8GB DDR4 Memory
- 2TB 7200RPM Storage
- 600W Power Supply
- A320M Motherboard

I was wondering where to go from here to allow me to play more demanding games. Upgrade the whole PC its self, upgrade the components, ect. I'd prefer if I can to learn more and change out the components (mainly dealing with the CPU and graphics card). Is that possible with the Vanquish 7 Lvl 1?

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  Quote Lebensbaum Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Sep 2018 at 10:31pm
Also if you couldn't tell I'm extremely green to all this. I'm trying to do research and find answers as fast as I can. Any help whatsoever would be greatly appreciated.
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Sep 2018 at 11:52pm
The Smart Guys® will be along in a few hours... but from I recall the Lvl 1 has an integrated GPU. You could drop a 1060 in there and experience quite an increase in performance.

8 more Gb of RAM couldn't hurt, either.

Also, keep in mind that any game in "Beta" is not optimized and will tax even the beefy systems.

Like I said, the Smart kids will have more help.

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Thank you, again anything helps and I thought it was an integrated CPU, so I'll check that.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Sep 2018 at 12:12am
Congratulations and welcome to DS. Awesome
You are correct in that the V1 has integrated video in the cpu. Like Snaike stated. the quickest and easiest improvement will be to add a video card and additional RAM.
The GTX 1060 (get the one with 6GB) is perfect for the task. If you do, remember to hookup the monitor to the card and not the mobo. Keep us posted. Enjoy.

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My opinion of the Vanquish 1 is that is an ideal low cost platform from which to upgrade just the video when needed for excellent performance. The GTX 1060 6GB is the best upgrade to choose for performance at 1080p monitor resolution. You'll be running everything at high specs and the CPU will not hold you back.

Down the road, the only further upgrade you might need is the boost to 16 GB of RAM when you need to. That system will last you several years IMHO.
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  Quote Lebensbaum Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Sep 2018 at 7:59pm
Originally posted by hoserator

Congratulations and welcome to DS. Awesome
You are correct in that the V1 has integrated video in the cpu. Like Snaike stated. the quickest and easiest improvement will be to add a video card and additional RAM.
The GTX 1060 (get the one with 6GB) is perfect for the task. If you do, remember to hookup the monitor to the card and not the mobo. Keep us posted. Enjoy.




Thank you I'll actually get that right away. Could you suggest a trusted website, or tell if DS actually sells components because I cant seem to find where if they do.

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  Quote Lebensbaum Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Sep 2018 at 8:01pm
Originally posted by Cretae

My opinion of the Vanquish 1 is that is an ideal low cost platform from which to upgrade just the video when needed for excellent performance. The GTX 1060 6GB is the best upgrade to choose for performance at 1080p monitor resolution. You'll be running everything at high specs and the CPU will not hold you back.

Down the road, the only further upgrade you might need is the boost to 16 GB of RAM when you need to. That system will last you several years IMHO.


Are there any cons to actually waiting to get more RAM?

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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Sep 2018 at 12:01am
Originally posted by Lebensbaum

Thank you I'll actually get that right away. Could you suggest a trusted website, or tell if DS actually sells components because I cant seem to find where if they do.


DS's beginnings were in the component only model, from what I understand, around 10 or 12 years ago (ALEX!! Correct me if I'm wrong, please!). They have morphed into the customer service driven boutique builder they are today and have moved away from component sales.

Personally I looked at EVGA and Corsair for my GPU and RAM upgrades respectively. These are well known and well-warrantied. Furthermore, Digital Storm is not going to void your warranty like some other "Proprietary" builders do when you upgrade your components.

Originally posted by Lebensbaum

Are there any cons to actually waiting to get more RAM?


Not that I am aware of... I went from the original 8 to 16 almost 3 years after purchase, yet before I replaced the GPU, and only noticed a minor increase in performance. But, then again, today's games are getting more and more RAM hungry, imho.

Getting a DS computer where DS actually lets you get inside to replace/upgrade/install new components is a really good way to learn about PCs and their guts. I'm not one of the Smart Guys® running around here but I have learned so much from them and from getting in my machine to do my own upgrades.

Besides, that's part of the fun!

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DS used to sell parts, as Snaike stated, but no more. You can try Amazon. Good luck.

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Sep 2018 at 8:21am

Originally posted by Lebensbaum

Are there any cons to actually waiting to get more RAM?


Not right away, probably not. Game makers work really hard to keep their specs down where the majority of gamers can play without upgrading all the time. It doesn't speak to the RAM issue directly, but I read recently that fully 60% of all Steam users are still going with a dual core proc! That said, just keep a close eye on gaming specs for those games that interest you. Currently there are only a handful of the most demanding games that RECOMMEND more than 8GB, and they all still have 6 or 8 as the minimum spec.





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  Quote Jraiger Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Oct 2018 at 6:12pm
Originally posted by Lebensbaum

Thank you I'll actually get that right away. Could you suggest a trusted website, or tell if DS actually sells components because I cant seem to find where if they do.


If you need a good site for components go to newegg.









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I have had a number of good experiences dealing with newegg.
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I have ordered many parts from Amazon, including cpus, gpus, fittings, etc. Have never used Newegg,so don't know about them but a lot of people use them.
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