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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys, new here! I was just lookin for some tips about hardware. I have an old pc (specs below), and I was thinking of doing some cheap upgrades, mainly swapping the cpu for a better one and installing a gpu. What cheap cpu and gpu would you recommend?

Specs of the PC:

CPU - Intel Core I3-4170

RAM - 8gb DDR3

Motherboard - MB Gigabyte S1150 H81M-H

Power Supply - 600W

Storage - 240gb Kingston SSD, 500gb Toshiba HDD

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Budget? Get an extra stick. Will double your capacity and practically double your bandwidth. 

As for the cpu and GPU. 

Budget?

1 minute ago, MauroD1 said:

Power Supply - 600W

Model?


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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What power supply is that specifically?


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  • Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL14 @ 4000Mhz 16-17-17-35
  • MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Phanteks Evolv X
  • 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • Corsair HX1000i
  • Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Gsync
  • Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown), Corsair Scimitar Elite, Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, De-lidded
  • Asus Z97A
  • G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4GB DDR3-2133 CL9 @ 2200Mhz 9-11-10-28
  • EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming ICX
  • Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • Corsair AX760
  • Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Curved Freesync
  • Corsair H115i RGB
  • Rosewill RK 9000V2(Cherry MX Blue), crap wireless mouse she insists on using (lol), SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • Intel Core i7 6700 slightly under-volted
  • Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • iGPU
  • Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • External 120W Power Adaptor
  • 4K TV
  • Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

NAS:

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  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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i think the 3600 is the best value cpu though you want want to wait for ryzen 4000 and theres new gpus coming also

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1 minute ago, spartaman64 said:

i think the 3600 is the best value cpu though you want want to wait for ryzen 4000 and theres new gpus coming also

I think by "cheap" the OP means "used hardware that I can just slot in the existing system". But we won't know until we get a budget.


BabyBlu (Primary Rig): 

  • Intel Core i9 9900K @ Per Core 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.0Ghz, 5.0Ghz; Cache @ 4.8Ghz; 0 AVX offset
  • Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL14 @ 4000Mhz 16-17-17-35
  • MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Phanteks Evolv X
  • 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • Corsair HX1000i
  • Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Gsync
  • Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown), Corsair Scimitar Elite, Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, De-lidded
  • Asus Z97A
  • G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4GB DDR3-2133 CL9 @ 2200Mhz 9-11-10-28
  • EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming ICX
  • Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • Corsair AX760
  • Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Curved Freesync
  • Corsair H115i RGB
  • Rosewill RK 9000V2(Cherry MX Blue), crap wireless mouse she insists on using (lol), SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • Intel Core i7 6700 slightly under-volted
  • Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • iGPU
  • Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • External 120W Power Adaptor
  • 4K TV
  • Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

NAS:

  • Synology DS216J
  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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2 minutes ago, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

I think by "cheap" the OP means "used hardware that I can just slot in the existing system". But we won't know until we get a budget.

oh then maybe like an i7 4770 and a rx 570

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12 minutes ago, MauroD1 said:

Hi guys, new here! I was just lookin for some tips about hardware. I have an old pc (specs below), and I was thinking of doing some cheap upgrades, mainly swapping the cpu for a better one and installing a gpu. What cheap cpu and gpu would you recommend?

Specs of the PC:

CPU - Intel Core I3-4170

RAM - 8gb DDR3

Motherboard - MB Gigabyte S1150 H81M-H

Power Supply - 600W

Storage - 240gb Kingston SSD, 500gb Toshiba HDD

Hi, Welcome to the forum. Could you please provide details on the memory configuration and specific PSU Model?

What expectations do you have for the system?

 

11 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

Budget? Get an extra stick. Will double your capacity and practically double your bandwidth.

> 8GB is the biggest size of DDR3 DIMM's. It's fairly unlikely OP has 1x 8GB. If OP does though, this is a good idea.


Main: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, Nvidia GTX 780, 16 GB 2667 MT/s DDR4

Secondary: Intel Xeon X5670, Nvidia GTX 660, 24 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3

Server: Intel Xeon X5670, 60 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3-R

Laptop: Intel Core i5-3320M, 16 GB 1600 MT/s DDR3

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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 hours ago, TofuHaroto said:

Budget? Get an extra stick. Will double your capacity and practically double your bandwidth. 

As for the cpu and GPU. 

Budget?

Model?

Hi, i'm planning on buying used hardware so maybe around 175 to 200 dollars.

I've got 2 4gb sticks, i may upgrade un the future.

As for the power supply, i'm not un the us ir Canadá, so it's a local brand, not the Best, but quite reliable i'd say

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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 hours ago, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

What power supply is that specifically?

I'm not un the US or Canadá, it's a local brand (i don't think anyone will know ir) but it's quite reliable

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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 hours ago, spartaman64 said:

i think the 3600 is the best value cpu though you want want to wait for ryzen 4000 and theres new gpus coming also

Are those compatible with my chipset?

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Just now, MauroD1 said:

Are those compatible with my chipset?

nope sorry i misunderstood

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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 hours ago, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

I think by "cheap" the OP means "used hardware that I can just slot in the existing system". But we won't know until we get a budget.

Thats exactly what i mean, I was thinking around 200 dollars

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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 hours ago, svmlegacy said:

Hi, Welcome to the forum. Could you please provide details on the memory configuration and specific PSU Model?

What expectations do you have for the system?

 

> 8GB is the biggest size of DDR3 DIMM's. It's fairly unlikely OP has 1x 8GB. If OP does though, this is a good idea.

Hi, thanks! I have 2 4gb sticks. As for the expectations, I am going to use the pc for everyday usa, light cad work and occasional gaming, I'd like it to work for that

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, spartaman64 said:

nope sorry i misunderstood

No problem! Thanks anyway

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9 minutes ago, MauroD1 said:

but quite reliable i'd say

How do you know that exactly?

 

10 minutes ago, MauroD1 said:

I've got 2 4gb sticks,

If you can fit an extra two then do that

Get a 4770 for like 80ish bucks and then get a used 580 which should be good enough. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, MauroD1 said:

Thats exactly what i mean, I was thinking around 200 dollars

Check used prices in your area for the following:

 

CPU:

i5 4670

i5 4690

i7 4770

i7 4790

 

GPU:

RX 470

RX 570

RX 480

GTX 1050ti

GTX 1060 3GB

GTX 1060

 

I'd recommend spending more than 50% of your budget on the GPU.


BabyBlu (Primary Rig): 

  • Intel Core i9 9900K @ Per Core 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.0Ghz, 5.0Ghz; Cache @ 4.8Ghz; 0 AVX offset
  • Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL14 @ 4000Mhz 16-17-17-35
  • MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Phanteks Evolv X
  • 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • Corsair HX1000i
  • Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Gsync
  • Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown), Corsair Scimitar Elite, Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, De-lidded
  • Asus Z97A
  • G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4GB DDR3-2133 CL9 @ 2200Mhz 9-11-10-28
  • EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming ICX
  • Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • Corsair AX760
  • Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Curved Freesync
  • Corsair H115i RGB
  • Rosewill RK 9000V2(Cherry MX Blue), crap wireless mouse she insists on using (lol), SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • Intel Core i7 6700 slightly under-volted
  • Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • iGPU
  • Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • External 120W Power Adaptor
  • 4K TV
  • Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

NAS:

  • Synology DS216J
  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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7 minutes ago, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

GTX 1050ti

GTX 1060 3GB

GTX 1060

Wouldn't go with any of these tbh..


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

Wouldn't go with any of these tbh..

It depends on the price. Advising against them without knowing local pricing would be irrational.


BabyBlu (Primary Rig): 

  • Intel Core i9 9900K @ Per Core 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.0Ghz, 5.0Ghz; Cache @ 4.8Ghz; 0 AVX offset
  • Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL14 @ 4000Mhz 16-17-17-35
  • MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Phanteks Evolv X
  • 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • Corsair HX1000i
  • Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Gsync
  • Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown), Corsair Scimitar Elite, Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, De-lidded
  • Asus Z97A
  • G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4GB DDR3-2133 CL9 @ 2200Mhz 9-11-10-28
  • EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming ICX
  • Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • Corsair AX760
  • Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Curved Freesync
  • Corsair H115i RGB
  • Rosewill RK 9000V2(Cherry MX Blue), crap wireless mouse she insists on using (lol), SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • Intel Core i7 6700 slightly under-volted
  • Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • iGPU
  • Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • External 120W Power Adaptor
  • 4K TV
  • Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

NAS:

  • Synology DS216J
  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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5 minutes ago, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

depends on the price.

True but I wouldn't consider a 1050ti of a card with a small frame buffer ( the 1060 3gb).

And with OP's budget I would say a 580 should fit..


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, MauroD1 said:

Hi, thanks! I have 2 4gb sticks. As for the expectations, I am going to use the pc for everyday usa, light cad work and occasional gaming, I'd like it to work for that

Lovely. I'd recommend finding a used i5 4xxx (You'll get a true quad core, turbo boost, and a little extra cache in some cases), and a lower tier GPU used such as a 1050 Ti, for a reasonable upgrade. 8GB is fine for CAD, as long as you aren't doing any CFD/other intense simulations.

 

As far as gaming is concerned though, it's as fast as you want to spend, particularly with the GPU. I'd recommend against any GPU faster than a 1060 6G, for most games, at 1080p60, with an i5. An i7 4790K would top out with a 1070 or so, in most cases.


Main: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, Nvidia GTX 780, 16 GB 2667 MT/s DDR4

Secondary: Intel Xeon X5670, Nvidia GTX 660, 24 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3

Server: Intel Xeon X5670, 60 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3-R

Laptop: Intel Core i5-3320M, 16 GB 1600 MT/s DDR3

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