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Upgrading from i3-3220, 4gb ddr3 1600mhz, radeon hd 6700 series

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Posted · Original PosterOP
I am the user of the "glorious" system above and I was thinking to upgrade into something decent. I will use this mostly for fortnite, league of legends and learning html/css/c++. My actual system has no problem with league but at fortinte, it cant even keep the frames around 30 on lowest possible settings. 
 
My budget is around 450 $(building a pc from base). Ram is way too expensive right now so I'm only going for 8gb. About processor I was thinking of the following: fx-8350, i3-8100, ryzen 3 1200/1300x, pentium g5400, ryzen 5 1600. Graphics card would be a gtx 1050 or rx550/560(depending on processor price).  There is also the cheaper possibility of ryzen 3 2200g/ryzen 5 2400g with integrated graphics card. For any kind of overclocking i will need a more expensive motherboard and a better cooler. 4 gb of RAM is around 100$.  I wont buy an ssd because hdd are good enought. The prices for those hardware in my country are the following:
 
Processors:
 
Intel pentium g5400 - 88$
 
fx-8350 - 100$ (+cooler/better motherboard if oc is needed)
 
Ryzen 3 1200 - 105$( +cooler/better motherboard if oc is needed)
 
Ryzen 3 2200g - 121$ (+cooler/better motherboard if oc is needed)
 
Ryzen 3 1300x - 125$ (+cooler/better motherboard if oc is needed)
 
i3-8100 - 150$
 
Ryzen 5 2400g - 200$
 
ryzen 5 1600 - 200$
 
Graphic card:
 
rx 550 2 gb - 126$
 
rx 550 4 gb - 150$
 
rx 560 2 gb - 150$
 
rx 560 4gb - 175$
 
gtx 1050 2gb - 175$
 
gtx 1050 ti 4gb - 200$
 
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On 22/09/2018 at 10:56 AM, bubnu said:
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Your Core i3-3220 (LGA 1155) has a PassMark CPU score of 4,234.

 

You could upgrade to a quicker LGA 1155 CPU.

 

These are those:

  • 9,524 - Core i7-3770K (£150 on eBay UK)
  • 9,294 - Core i7-3770 (£84 on eBay UK)
  • 8,721 - Core i7-2700K (£120 on eBay UK)
  • 8,450 - Core i7-2600K (£95 on eBay UK)
  • 8,197 - Core i7-2600 (none on eBay UK, today)
  • 7,170 - Core i5-3570K (£60 on eBay UK)
  • 7,100 - Core i5-3570 (£44 on eBay UK)
  • 6,936 - Core i5-3550 (£40 on eBay UK)
  • 6,686 - Core i5-3470 (£35 on eBay UK)
  • 6,518 - Core i5-3450 (£44 on eBay UK)
  • 6,083 - Core i5-3340 (£40 on eBay UK)
  • 5,930 - Core i5-3330 (£35 on eBay UK)
  • 6,662 - Core i5-2550K (£57 on eBay UK)
  • 6,476 - Core i5-2500K (£42 on eBay UK)
  • 6,327 - Core i5-2500 (£34 on eBay UK)

You can sell your Core i3-3220 for around £25.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 hours ago, karsnoordhuis said:

Go for used hardware, you get a lot more value for money. If you know what you are looking for you can get pretty amazing deals

I dont like the ideea of buying a used one, because it could have been overclocked and that might cause damage if the owner is not careful.

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3 minutes ago, bubnu said:

I dont like the ideea of buying a used one, because it could have been overclocked and that might cause damage if the owner is not careful.

You could get a non-K model.

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13 minutes ago, bubnu said:

I dont like the ideea of buying a used one, because it could have been overclocked and that might cause damage if the owner is not careful.

As king mustard said get a non K model. You can get a lot more value in the used market. If i was you I would try and get either a used i7 2600 or i7 3770. They can be found for under 100 pounds nowadays and will give you a huge performance increase. If you want you could also try and find old sandy bridge xeons. These are basically just i7s with a different name and without the integrated gpu and which are usually found cheaper. An example of which is the xeon e3 1230 or the xeon e3 1270 which can be found for about 60 euro online.

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3 hours ago, david cassar said:

An example of which is the xeon e3 1230 or the xeon e3 1270 which can be found for about 60 euro online.

Or an e5 series xeon. Lots of memoryslots that can be filled with ddr3 ecc wich is super duper cheap. If you get an engineering sample chip you can even overclock it. (Do get the right one)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just can't find any of those processors in my country for a resonable price. Would it be an bottleneck if I would just use my actual cpu (i3 3220) and put 8 more gb of ram plus a 1050 ti?

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20 minutes ago, bubnu said:

I just can't find any of those processors in my country for a resonable price. Would it be an bottleneck if I would just use my actual cpu (i3 3220) and put 8 more gb of ram plus a 1050 ti?

Your Core i3-3220 may bottleneck a GTX 1050 Ti but not too much.

You say you have a Radeon HD 6700-series GPU.

 

That could be:

  • Radeon HD 6790 - 2,045 PassMark GPU score
  • Radeon HD 6770 - 1,680 PassMark GPU score
  • Radeon HD 6750 - 1,318 PassMark GPU score

The GTX 1050 Ti has a 5,934 PassMark GPU score.

 

If you can afford it, a GTX 1050 Ti (£142) with your Core i3-3220 will perform better than a HD 6000-series GPU and a faster CPU.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Alright, after a lot of thinking I decided to buy it in 2 phases: one now on black friday sales, and one in summer, when I can work for extra money. 

I think staying with ddr3 ram is not so good, so I decided to upgrade to a ryzen 3 2200g or ryzen 5 2400g, and if it is needed(I'll mostly play games of fortnite level req) buy a dedicated gpu.

The question remains, which one is better for its price. I could buy the ryzen 3 2200g with 8/16 gb of ram or the ryzen 5 2400g with 8 gb of ram. I've not decided yet on speed of the ram too and the CL. The price would vary quite a bit on the ram. 8 gb of ram is around 100$ and buyin faster ram with lower cl would get even to 150$. 16 gb would just be double. 

Price of ryzen 3 2200g: a bit lower than 125$

Price of ryzen 5 2400g: around 175$

The motherboard would be a MSI B350M PRO-VD PLUS (70$) so small overclock would be an option.

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