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kaya107 9 days ago

Hello, I want to buy a new graphic card for my son's computer. He plays fortnite on his desktop computer but he said the graphic isn't that good to play the game. He got his computer as a gift and I don't know anything about computer! I need help please.

He has,


CPU AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-core Processor 3.50GHz RAM 8GB Graphic board AMD Radeon R7 240 OS WIndows 10 Home

I went to Best buy and I was recommended AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB but is this enough? He is only 10 and I dont think he needs the ones like pro gaming people have but I just want him to enjoy his game time little more. budget is about $200. Thank you.

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m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 9 days ago

I believe that your son's PC has a 450W power supply and should have one 6+2 PCIE connector from the power supply. If that is the case (you are going to have to verify that), AMD RX 570 would be a good choice. Plenty of power to run Fortnight at near maximum setting and getting 60 FPS.



kaya107 submitter 1 point 9 days ago

Thank you very much! How do I check if it has 450W power and 6 +2pcie connector???

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 9 days ago

Open up the back of the PC case. The power supply should be labeled, and that should tell you the wattage, and hopefully the make and model of the power supply. As far as the connector, right now it would not be used in the PC and looks like...


..now the extra 2 pins may also be attached (meaning it is a 8 pin) but that is okay since the RX 570 takes 8 pins.

If you have any doubts you can take a picture a post a link to it.