- 4 months ago
TLdr; I have been given a graphics card and would like help picking a cpu to maximise potential
So I’m building a cheap PC to play some games from my childhood after discovering GOG.com a few years ago. I was going to buy a pre built one but decided to do a little budget project. Originally I was going to use a CPU w/ integrated graphics because I really don’t require anything more serious.
However, I told my friend and he gave me a graphics card https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/rcw323/msi-video-card-n680gtxlightning and I would like to know if anyone knows what CPU would compliment this best. I was considering the very cheap Ryzen 3 1200 but I don’t know if that would make the most of it? I know the gpu is old but I don’t know what sort of bottlenecks it would come across.
I was also maybe planning on leaving room for some updates in future. Perhaps even getting 16gb 3200 Corsair RAM over 8gb of 3000, a 500w power supply over 350, a ~500gb nvme m.2 ssd as well as a 2tb hdd. I forgot to mention I also got a deepcool case from my brother.