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was it worth the upgrade?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I had a

i3 3240

6gb of ram

and a gt 1030

and a 120gb ssd

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now

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i5 3470

16gb ram

120gb ssd 

1tb hard drive

2x 320gb hard drives

gtx 1060 3g 

was it worth it

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I was just wondering but i got an old Dell T3400 Precision Late 2007 Model i think
it has an Intel core 2 quad Q6600 CPU with a clock speed of 2.4GHZ and i was wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade from an old ATI FIREGL V3600 GPU with 256MB VRAM to a Radeon 4870 Or any other decent cards to do low end gaming I am limited to 375 watts so try not to go over kill i got around $45 at the moment to spend

 

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36 minutes ago, Mattsk said:

150 for the pc

and 200 for the gpu ssd and hard drive i had

I wouldn't call it a good buy on the gpu part, GTX 970's are worth like $80 and new RX 570's have been selling in the $100-120 range for a long time with used Polaris cards in the same price range. 120GB SSD's are $20 or less and 500GB/1TB hard drives are anywhere from free to $10 used.

 

$150 for the computer is a little high for an old i5 assuming it's a prebuilt but if it's in nice shape with the 16GB of ram it's perfectly fine. This is all assuming USD, if this is CAD then you did alright.

 

24 minutes ago, Intel only person said:

I was just wondering but i got an old Dell T3400 Precision Late 2007 Model i think
it has an Intel core 2 quad Q6600 CPU with a clock speed of 2.4GHZ and i was wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade from an old ATI FIREGL V3600 GPU with 256MB VRAM to a Radeon 4870 Or any other decent cards to do low end gaming I am limited to 375 watts so try not to go over kill i got around $45 at the moment to spend

 

Sticking any functional gpu from this decade into it would be a massive upgrade, Fermi cards are near worthless now and are running into vram and API limitations but suck down lots of power. I'd try to find a 750ti if you're looking for something power efficient but still functional. Anything pci-e should pretty much work in it, just look for something cheaper and newer that wasn't a low end card.

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Whether the upgrade was worth the cost depends on what games and settings you play at. If you like cranking up those graphics, then I'd call the upgrade worth it.  


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 7/28/2019 at 11:51 PM, Slayer3032 said:

I wouldn't call it a good buy on the gpu part, GTX 970's are worth like $80 and new RX 570's have been selling in the $100-120 range for a long time with used Polaris cards in the same price range. 120GB SSD's are $20 or less and 500GB/1TB hard drives are anywhere from free to $10 used.

 

$150 for the computer is a little high for an old i5 assuming it's a prebuilt but if it's in nice shape with the 16GB of ram it's perfectly fine. This is all assuming USD, if this is CAD then you did alright.

 

Sticking any functional gpu from this decade into it would be a massive upgrade, Fermi cards are near worthless now and are running into vram and API limitations but suck down lots of power. I'd try to find a 750ti if you're looking for something power efficient but still functional. Anything pci-e should pretty much work in it, just look for something cheaper and newer that wasn't a low end card.

its not a pre build its a intel board  its a custom pc 

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It wasn't a good upgrade...

Something like this would have been way better...

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($104.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($68.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: HP EX900 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 8 GB Video Card ($60.00 @ ebay) 
Total: $353.86

 


PRIMARY PC

Ryzen 5 2600 - ASRock B450 Pro4 - G.Skill Trident Z (8x2 3000MHz) - Intel 660p Series 512GB - Seagate Barracuda 2TB - MSI GeForce GTX980Ti LIGHTNING - NZXT H500i - Super Flower Leadex ll Gold 650 Watt

 

SECONDARY PC

Xeon X5680 - Asus SABERTOOTH X58 - Crucial (4x2 1333MHz) - Crucial BX500 480GB - MSI RX 570 GAMING X - Cougar MX330 - EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650 Watt

 

LAPTOP

Acer Nitro 5 - 7300HQ - 8GB DDR4 2133MHz - GTX 1050Ti - Intel 600p Series 256GB - Seagate Barracuda TB

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 hours ago, VEXICUS said:

It wasn't a good upgrade...

Something like this would have been way better...

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($104.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($68.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: HP EX900 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 8 GB Video Card ($60.00 @ ebay) 
Total: $353.86

 

it wasn't the best upgrade i can see

but i can crank the settings up alot higher then i could with my 1030 but...

yeah ill look into getting ryzen within the next year 

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On 7/29/2019 at 12:51 AM, Slayer3032 said:

I wouldn't call it a good buy on the gpu part, GTX 970's are worth like $80 and new RX 570's have been selling in the $100-120 range for a long time with used Polaris cards in the same price range. 120GB SSD's are $20 or less and 500GB/1TB hard drives are anywhere from free to $10 used.

 

$150 for the computer is a little high for an old i5 assuming it's a prebuilt but if it's in nice shape with the 16GB of ram it's perfectly fine. This is all assuming USD, if this is CAD then you did alright.

 

Sticking any functional gpu from this decade into it would be a massive upgrade, Fermi cards are near worthless now and are running into vram and API limitations but suck down lots of power. I'd try to find a 750ti if you're looking for something power efficient but still functional. Anything pci-e should pretty much work in it, just look for something cheaper and newer that wasn't a low end card.

I dont really push it to its limits i just play some of the old CODs like WaW BO1 BO2  and i play roblox and i dont want to pt a modern card in unless i know my old pc can handle it plus its my pride and joy if ya know what i mean  but i do know alot of GPUs are better than what i got in it at the moment and i found a refurbished ATI Radeon for around $45

plus the gpu must have a DVI port cause thats what my onitors use though i will look into seeing if i can pull off the card you recomended thanks for the suggestion.

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