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best budget gpu under $400?

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

i have a ryzen 5 1400 and a radeon rx 570. i wanted to know what the best gpu is for 400 usd. if any of you guys could let me know, that'll be great!

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If you need an upgrade I'd upgrade your CPU tbh. What's the rest of your specs?


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CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.4GHz @ 1.36V (courtesy of @XR6) Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Monitor: Dell G2410T and two Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: Focus FK-9000 aka Focus Keypro Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL with stitched edge Headset:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

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Eh I'd just keep what you have unless you plan on upgrading your CPU. The CPU is more your weak link ATM.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

If you need an upgrade I'd upgrade your CPU tbh. What's the rest of your specs?

radeon rx 570 4gb gddr5
ryzen 5 1400 3.4 ghz
256gb m.2 ssd
1tb 7200 rpm harddrive

16 gb ddr4 3200mhz

460 watts

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4 minutes ago, benignz said:

radeon rx 570 4gb gddr5
ryzen 5 1400 3.4 ghz
256gb m.2 ssd
1tb 7200 rpm harddrive

16 gb ddr4 3200mhz

460 watts

Well first off, if I had to guess, I'd say that PSU is a firebomb and I'd replace it if you like the house you live in.

 

 

Secondly, I would upgrade your CPU if you do need an upgrade.


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SPECS:

CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.4GHz @ 1.36V (courtesy of @XR6) Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Monitor: Dell G2410T and two Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: Focus FK-9000 aka Focus Keypro Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL with stitched edge Headset:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

I like old-ass keyboards, Volvos, Thinkpads, and fountain pens.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

Well first off, if I had to guess, I'd say that PSU is a firebomb and I'd replace it if you like the house you live in.

 

 

Secondly, I would upgrade your CPU if you do need an upgrade.

ok, thanks!

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15 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

If you need an upgrade I'd upgrade your CPU tbh. What's the rest of your specs?

Disagree.  Pump that CPU up to ~3.8ghz and it will perform fine with up to a GTX 1660Ti/Super/2060 or RX 5700.

 

I had one, it performs fine.  For games its about the same as a 1600, which I dont see people screaming about needing an upgrade at this point.

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3 minutes ago, KarathKasun said:

Disagree.  Pump that CPU up to ~3.8ghz and it will perform fine with up to a GTX 1660Ti/Super/2060 or RX 5700.

 

I had one, it performs fine.  For games its about the same as a 1600, which I dont see people screaming about needing an upgrade at this point.

We aren't screaming that it's a bad CPU, we're screaming that it's the weakest part in his system and, since OP has $400 to upgrade, he might as well just throw in a 3600 or something.


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SPECS:

CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.4GHz @ 1.36V (courtesy of @XR6) Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Monitor: Dell G2410T and two Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: Focus FK-9000 aka Focus Keypro Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL with stitched edge Headset:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

I like old-ass keyboards, Volvos, Thinkpads, and fountain pens.

 

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12 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

We aren't screaming that it's a bad CPU, we're screaming that it's the weakest part in his system and, since OP has $400 to upgrade, he might as well just throw in a 3600 or something.

No, $400 gets you into a GPU that matches well with the CPU while $250-$300 does not.

 

Get the better GPU now, and throw $100 at a 3600 a bit later when prices drop.

 

Note that the OP will also likely need a decent 550w PSU anyway.  RX 5700 + 550w PSU should come out to roughly $400 US.

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