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Posted · Original PosterOP

so i currenty have an i5-2400 and gtx 470 8gb ddr3 ram and a 120gb ssd on cex i found one near me with an fx 4300 8gb of ddr3 ram 1tb hdd and 2gb gtx 660 for £185 is it worth it and if not where are good places for 2nd hand pc's? i will see responses when i wake up

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2 minutes ago, Logan2005 said:

so i currenty have an i5-2400 and gtx 470 8gb ddr3 ram and a 120gb ssd on cex i found one near me with an fx 4300 8gb of ddr3 ram 1tb hdd and 2gb gtx 660 for £185 is it worth it and if not where are good places for 2nd hand pc's? i will see responses when i wake up

an i5 - 2400 to an FX4300 is a MAJOR step down in terms of performance.

 

The 660 would be a decent reason to buy, but not for that price.


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Honestly, you really just need a better GPU.  Like a 750ti.


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CPU: R5 2400G

Motherboard: MSI B350M Mortar

RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4

HDD: 1TB POS HDD from an old Dell

SSD: 256GB WD Black NVMe M.2

Case: Phanteks Mini XL DS

PSU: 1200W Corsair HX1200

 

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GPU: Asus Turbo GTX 1070 @ 2GHz

HDD: 3TB Toshiba something or other

SSD: 512GB WD Black NVMe M.2

Case: Shared with Daily - Phanteks Mini XL DS

PSU: Shared with Daily - 1200W Corsair HX1200

 

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RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4

GPU: Nvidia GT 710

HDD: 1X 10TB Seagate ironwolf NAS Drive.  4X 3TB WD Red NAS Drive.

SSD: Adata 128GB

Case: NZXT Source 210 (white)

PSU: EVGA 650 G2 80Plus Gold

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no, just buy stuff parted out. mabye look at a used i7-3xxx or i5-3xxxK, on ebay or craigslist, then perhaps look at a used 960 or r9 380 or something like that.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

well after a bit of searching on cex i have a decision to make gtx £960 for £120 and get a i5-3570 or i7-2600s or get a new system

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29 minutes ago, Logan2005 said:

well after a bit of searching on cex i have a decision to make gtx £960 for £120 and get a i5-3570 or i7-2600s or get a new system

The GTX 960 is a good call. You could probably find an i7 2600K for about $50 USD, or thats what i've seen them for. 


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4 minutes ago, Logan2005 said:

is i7-2600k lga 1155 socket?

The i7 2600K should use the EXACT same socket as an i5-2400. Just make sure it isn't an OEM motherboard like Dell that has a whitelist for CPU's it supports. Do you know the motherboard model? You could download CPU-Z to provide it so we can verify support.


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2 minutes ago, Logan2005 said:

i know its an asus lga 1155 motherboard thats all i know though

For what its worth it'll fit in the socket, but if its an HP,Acer, or Dell it might not support it. Did you order the board from amazon, or is it a pre-built?


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