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Is an i5 6400, H110m & 8GB DDR4 good?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, first of all, sorry if i've been making too many threads. After i fixed my current mobo's Bios issue (a b75m-d3h), it's been working great, but i've still been looking for upgrade options as my i3 2120 is definitely limiting my 750ti in some games, and the overall experience is pretty bad. And i came across this dude on a facebook group (pretty much half of the 20k people group had bought from him, apparently he has a tech store) who offered me a second hand i5 6400, second hand asrock h110m and 2 new 4gb sticks of ddr4 for around $315 plus my current mobo, cpu and ram. Thing is, in my country, used i5 6400 is around $200, the ram kit is worth around $100 and a new h110m costs $80 at the very least (haven't seen any second hand for sale). Is there any real danger of buying a second hand cpu from 2-3 years ago? same for the mobo. And how good is the cpu? My other option is buying a ryzen 3 2200g from the US but that would take around 3 months and i don't know if it'd be as good. thanks in advance


CPU: Core i3 8100 @ 3,6GHz 

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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B360M-DS3H

RAM: 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport @ 2400mHz

Storage: 2TB WD 7200RPM HDD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

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1 minute ago, Askingcarpet said:

 

Just buy Ryzen so you actually have an upgrade path. No idea on pricing wherever you are. just be sure to get the fastest cheaper RAM you can. Could also potentially do the R5 2400G
 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, JDE said:

What about the i3 8100 and Z370?

Locally, the i3 costs $175 and the mobo $200. Already exceeds my budget without ram. From the US, again, gotta wait 3 months

2 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Just buy Ryzen so you actually have an upgrade path. No idea on pricing wherever you are. just be sure to get the fastest cheaper RAM you can. Could also potentially do the R5 2400G
 

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I could do that, but as i said above, buying from the US would take me 3 months (My cousin went to the US to visit his family) and there's no guarantee my components will arrive safe and sound. This pc i have already had its case damaged thanks to inconsiderate luggage handlers.

6 minutes ago, Canada EH said:

What country?

Does seller offer Paypal payment?

 

 

Uruguay, and i don't know but that's not really an issue 


CPU: Core i3 8100 @ 3,6GHz 

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 750ti 2GB 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B360M-DS3H

RAM: 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport @ 2400mHz

Storage: 2TB WD 7200RPM HDD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

Case: Deepcool Dukase V3

PSU: Corsair CX450

Keyboard: Cougar Core

Mouse: Logitech G502

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3 minutes ago, Askingcarpet said:

i don't know but that's not really an issue 

if the facebook member is well known it shouldnt be an issue.

I've purchased from reputable forum members on different forums with no issue at all, but I used Paypal to his email and never use Friends and Family as paypal payment to strangers. I just payed the extra bit for the difference.

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8 minutes ago, Askingcarpet said:

Uruguay

Then no idea, I assume you would buy the parts locally, or import from the best place?

The parts would be fine, they're in boxes, it's not like you'd be trying to ship a pre-built PC.
 

The APU also gives you a back up option should your 750ti run into issues.


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1 minute ago, Canada EH said:

if the facebook member is well known it shouldnt be an issue.

I've purchased from reputable forum members on different forums with no issue at all, but I used Paypal to his email and never use Friends and Family as paypal payment to strangers. I just payed the extra bit for the difference.

We do have a local payment system that's 100% safe and is pretty much like paypal, except it has physical buildings where you can make the transaction with cash if you want to. It's what most people use


CPU: Core i3 8100 @ 3,6GHz 

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 750ti 2GB 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B360M-DS3H

RAM: 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport @ 2400mHz

Storage: 2TB WD 7200RPM HDD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

Case: Deepcool Dukase V3

PSU: Corsair CX450

Keyboard: Cougar Core

Mouse: Logitech G502

Headset: HyperX Cloud Stinger

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Then ya idea, I assume you would buy the parts locally, in import from the best place?

The parts would be fine, they're in boxes, it's not like you'd be trying to ship a pre-built PC.

I wish it was that simple. You have a limit of 4 shipments a year (from outside the country), and each shipment can't cost over $200, or a 60% tax applies. Also, the shipping cost is a minimum of $20 and $10 in import fees. I'd have to blow 3 shipments and about $60 in import fees and shipping costs


CPU: Core i3 8100 @ 3,6GHz 

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 750ti 2GB 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B360M-DS3H

RAM: 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport @ 2400mHz

Storage: 2TB WD 7200RPM HDD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

Case: Deepcool Dukase V3

PSU: Corsair CX450

Keyboard: Cougar Core

Mouse: Logitech G502

Headset: HyperX Cloud Stinger

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1 minute ago, Askingcarpet said:

I wish it was that simple. You have a limit of 4 shipments a year, and each shipment can't cost over $200, or a 60% tax applies. Also, the shipping cost is a minimum of $20 and $10 in import fees. I'd have to blow 3 shipments and about $60 in import fees and shipping costs

We have to smuggle you into the US, to a micro center.

Overall going to a 4c/4t locked CPU isn't worth it IMO


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1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

We have to smuggle you into the US, to a micro center.

Overall going to a 4c/4t locked CPU isn't worth it IMO

Locked or not isn't a problem tbh. Even if i bought a ryzen, i wouldn't overclock at all. I just don't like the idea.

Btw i have been to the us, which is where i bought my 750ti and these stupid regulations and insane prices are what made me decide i'm doing all i can to move to the US after graduating from college (haven't started yet unluckily)


CPU: Core i3 8100 @ 3,6GHz 

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 750ti 2GB 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B360M-DS3H

RAM: 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport @ 2400mHz

Storage: 2TB WD 7200RPM HDD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

Case: Deepcool Dukase V3

PSU: Corsair CX450

Keyboard: Cougar Core

Mouse: Logitech G502

Headset: HyperX Cloud Stinger

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7 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

We have to smuggle you into the US, to a micro center.

and into a sanctuary city.

LOL

 

What kind of online stores are there in Uruguay?

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Canada EH said:

and into a sanctuary city.

LOL

 

What kind of online stores are there in Uruguay?

 

 

 

Hope i didn't mess everything up. The restrictions are for foreign online shipping. As our shitty 3rd world 3,4 million people country (unsurprisingly) has a fckin terrible tech industry and most major tech companies have no official presence here, they restrict foreign purchases so you're forced to buy locally at stupid prices. Just imagine that what you guys call "extremely inflated gpu prices" right now are literally still cheaper than regular prices here. $300 for a 1050ti is the norm actually. I want to leave so much


CPU: Core i3 8100 @ 3,6GHz 

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 750ti 2GB 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B360M-DS3H

RAM: 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport @ 2400mHz

Storage: 2TB WD 7200RPM HDD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

Case: Deepcool Dukase V3

PSU: Corsair CX450

Keyboard: Cougar Core

Mouse: Logitech G502

Headset: HyperX Cloud Stinger

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8 minutes ago, Askingcarpet said:

 

Well locked and on a dead platform, With AM4 you have the option of an 8 core 2700 or even Ryzen 3/4 in the future. Supposed to be supported until 2020


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Just now, Streetguru said:

Well locked and on a dead platform, With AM4 you have the option of an 8 core 2700 or even Ryzen 3 in the future. Supposed to be supported until 2020

I know, but if i was able to upgrade my cpu to an 8 core in just 2 years i wouldn't have an i3 2120 or live here. Hopefully that makes sense lol


CPU: Core i3 8100 @ 3,6GHz 

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 750ti 2GB 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B360M-DS3H

RAM: 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport @ 2400mHz

Storage: 2TB WD 7200RPM HDD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

Case: Deepcool Dukase V3

PSU: Corsair CX450

Keyboard: Cougar Core

Mouse: Logitech G502

Headset: HyperX Cloud Stinger

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1 minute ago, Askingcarpet said:

I know, but if i was able to upgrade my cpu to an 8 core in just 2 years i wouldn't have an i3 2120 or live here. Hopefully that makes sense lol

It's just about having the option to upgrade, could happen 4 years from now.


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1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

It's just about having the option to upgrade, could happen 4 years from now.

I understand. Again, buying from the US implies shipping costs, the chance of my stuff breaking and 3 months of wait. Buying the ryzen here is also impossible due to the costs.

My main question was more like if the cpu was good overall, or compared to my 2120, if the mobo was good/reliable and if there were any dangers from buying a used processor/mobo. To be honest i think this combo is actually my best bet.


CPU: Core i3 8100 @ 3,6GHz 

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 750ti 2GB 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B360M-DS3H

RAM: 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport @ 2400mHz

Storage: 2TB WD 7200RPM HDD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

Case: Deepcool Dukase V3

PSU: Corsair CX450

Keyboard: Cougar Core

Mouse: Logitech G502

Headset: HyperX Cloud Stinger

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23 minutes ago, Askingcarpet said:

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23 minutes ago, Askingcarpet said:

I wish it was that simple. You have a limit of 4 shipments a year (from outside the country), and each shipment can't cost over $200, or a 60% tax applies. Also, the shipping cost is a minimum of $20 and $10 in import fees. I'd have to blow 3 shipments and about $60 in import fees and shipping costs

 

wack


MF UH BEANS

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wack

This entire country is wack


CPU: Core i3 8100 @ 3,6GHz 

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 750ti 2GB 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B360M-DS3H

RAM: 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport @ 2400mHz

Storage: 2TB WD 7200RPM HDD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

Case: Deepcool Dukase V3

PSU: Corsair CX450

Keyboard: Cougar Core

Mouse: Logitech G502

Headset: HyperX Cloud Stinger

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4 minutes ago, Askingcarpet said:

 

You're probably better off just finding an i7 that will slot into your motherboard.


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1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

You're probably better off just finding an i7 that will slot into your motherboard.

Those go anywhere up from $200


CPU: Core i3 8100 @ 3,6GHz 

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 750ti 2GB 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B360M-DS3H

RAM: 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport @ 2400mHz

Storage: 2TB WD 7200RPM HDD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

Case: Deepcool Dukase V3

PSU: Corsair CX450

Keyboard: Cougar Core

Mouse: Logitech G502

Headset: HyperX Cloud Stinger

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3 minutes ago, Askingcarpet said:

Those go anywhere up from $200

So it costs less than the i5 upgrade and gives you 4 core/8 threads?


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2 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

So it costs less than the i5 upgrade and gives you 4 core/8 threads?

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-2600-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6400

The 6400 performs better in games and has half the TDP. 

Also, my motherboard is 8 years old and i just fixed it by shorting the main bios with a clip so the backup bios would kick in. I wouldn't trust this mobo for the long run tbh


CPU: Core i3 8100 @ 3,6GHz 

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 750ti 2GB 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B360M-DS3H

RAM: 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport @ 2400mHz

Storage: 2TB WD 7200RPM HDD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

Case: Deepcool Dukase V3

PSU: Corsair CX450

Keyboard: Cougar Core

Mouse: Logitech G502

Headset: HyperX Cloud Stinger

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Just now, Askingcarpet said:

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-2600-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6400

The 6400 performs better in games and has half the TDP. 

Also, my motherboard is 8 years old and i just fixed it by shorting the main bios with a clip so the backup bios would kick in. I wouldn't trust this mobo for the long run tbh

That website is worthless, the extra threads really help in some cases with 1%/.1% fps, If you do end up with a busted motherboard you could always replace it couldn't you?

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

That website is worthless, the extra threads really help in some cases with 1%/.1% fps, If you do end up with a busted motherboard you could always replace it couldn't you?

 

Technically yes i could, but i don't know how pricing/availability will be.

Btw i didn't base that assumption off that site, i checked actual benchmark videos


CPU: Core i3 8100 @ 3,6GHz 

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 750ti 2GB 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B360M-DS3H

RAM: 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport @ 2400mHz

Storage: 2TB WD 7200RPM HDD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD

Case: Deepcool Dukase V3

PSU: Corsair CX450

Keyboard: Cougar Core

Mouse: Logitech G502

Headset: HyperX Cloud Stinger

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