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Need Help Choosing Parts For PC Upgrade

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I need help deciding what parts to get for a pc upgrade

Current system:

Intel i5-4590 with hyper 212 Evo cooler

8gb ddr3 ram

rx 480 4gb

 

I was thinking about getting a Ryzen processor because they seem a lot cheaper for the performance they get, on eBay Ryzen 7 1700x's are 100$,but my friend is using a GTX 1070 that he said he would sell to me for only $200, if I buy the GPU how big of a bottleneck would my CPU be? and would it be worth it to buy a new motherboard and ram for the new processor? I can spend 250-400$ right now but I could wait a little longer and upgrade again if needed in the near future.

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the cpu won't bottleneck the gpu most of the time in 1080p gaming. If you buy a new cpu, then you have to get a new motherboard and ram. Re-using an older intel motherboard doesn't fit a new ryzen cpu. save up like $500-600 to be safe for the rest of the parts.

 

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would getting the cpu with the motherboard and ram be worth it though?

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I'd pick up a i5-7400 (Non-K Chip) which will not bottleneck anything beyond a 1080 and it pretty cheap at $190 on ebay.

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56 minutes ago, TheWiseGuy said:

I'd pick up a i5-7400 (Non-K Chip) which will not bottleneck anything beyond a 1080 and it pretty cheap at $190 on ebay.

An i5-7400 will not work in a 4th gen socket.

 

Although you could pick up a high end i7 4th gen on eBay for just about $150 that will fit in your current socket and use the same RAM. it also will not bottleneck a 1070.

Doing this personally I would see as a pretty decent cheaper system. I personally have been looking to do mostly exactly this on a current build of mine. I just hadn't had $150 for the CPU.

 

Honestly, I believe you could stick with your current i5 and just upgrade the GPU and have a good experience. That is if you want to save a bit more and upgrade the CPU down the line.

 

CPU - https://www.ebay.com/p/Intel-Quad-Core-I7-4770-3-40ghz-8mb-Processor-SR149-CPU/1209230508?iid=163295418143&chn=ps

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