Needs a *real* GPU

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Needs a *real* GPU

After many years dwelling and fighting with an (really) old Clarkdale i3 I could finally build a brand new PC. Dad though he could improve the old tower by buying a discrete GPU, but the unscrupulous retailers misleaded and sold him what he initially though was a "high end GPU". Not only they sold him the "high end" GT 730, but they also got him with the slower, Fermi-based variant telling him "4GB (of much slower memory, they skipped) is better than 2GB". The Fermi also costed more than its faster brethen. The poor thing never gets close to using 1GB in anything it can run... and gets an eye-watering 3.5% in userbenchmark (UHD 630 gets 9%). Pretty fun anecdote in the end.
A year after that, I used my savings and some help and came up with this. I needed a decent CPU badly (Architecture undergrad) and bought everything with an ill flair. Then I ran short when I was about to buy the GPU. Thankfully, I'll replace it soon with an RTX 2060, but in the meantime, this "high end GPU" can perfectly display windows and... not much else.
Right now the tower can run all my programs and CPU render nicely. Though real-time preview with shadows is non-existant (1fps<) and in videogames, it's quite similar :'(. In the end, it looks nice, specially for the GPU :).
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 399.00
AMD - Ryzen 7 (2700)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 248.86
Gigabyte - AORUS Ultra Gaming
Chipset: X470
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 159.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 159.99
MSI - GT 730 Fermi
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GT 730
Storage
$ 152.13
Samsung - 860 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 109.99
EVGA - 850 BQ
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
$ 108.99
Fractal Design - Meshify C, Black
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Monitor
$ 149.99
LG - 24MC57HQ-P
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
Keyboard
$ 66.23
HyperX - Alloy FPS
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Brown
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 53.78
Logitech - G203
Interface: Wired
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 1,144.47
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