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Built a lower budget PC, looking for a possible upgrade path

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I built a PC around a year ago when inflation was really high in the graphics card and ram prices, I know they've since dropped quite a bit and I'm looking to possibly upgrade my system. I was considering it a few months back but decided to wait a little longer and I figured around now wouldn't be the worst time to look at an upgrade because of winter sales and all that. I've got a Pentium G4560, 8GB of ram and a GTX 1050, its been fine up to this point however theres always more games coming out and what not and I wouldn't mind being able to crank up some settings a little more. I've been noticing my CPU bottlenecking in some of the games I play but I know my graphics card is also maxing out even with a fairly aggressive overclock. I only want to upgrade one thing for now but im not sure which one is more important because they're both limiting, ill eventually upgrade both but im not sure what to prioritize I guess if that makes sense. What should I do?

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The 1050 Ti is the best GPU you can get with that CPU before it starts bottlenecking badly. 

I'd go for CPU since you can upgrade to an 8th gen i3 or i5 and the 1050 will run fairly well with said processors. 

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Just now, 1kv said:

The 1050 Ti is the best GPU you can get with that CPU before it starts bottlenecking badly. 

I'd go for CPU since you can upgrade to an 8th gen i3 or i5 and the 1050 will run fairly well with said processors. 

Unfortunately intel is pretty shit and decided to make it so that 8th gen cpus dont work on b250 boards 

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CPU: Pentium G4560  GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050 OC  RAM: 8GB DDR4 2400mhz  CASE: NZXT S340  POWER SUPPLY: EVGA 500B MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte B250M-DS3H  STORAGE: 1tb Wd Blue 7200rpm hdd  MOUSE: Redragon M711 Cobra Chroma RGB 

KEYBOARD: Corsair Strafe  MICROPHONE: Blue Snowball  DISPLAY: Dell S2440L 1080p 60hz  HEADPHONES: Audio Technica ATH-M30X's

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1 minute ago, Zeke_ said:

Unfortunately intel is pretty shit and decided to make it so that 8th gen cpus dont work on b250 boards 

Then get a used i7 6700/K or 7700/K

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3 minutes ago, Zeke_ said:

Unfortunately intel is pretty shit and decided to make it so that 8th gen cpus dont work on b250 boards 

Crap, didn't know it was a B250 board. 

It's a pretty tight situation. Pretty much whatever you upgrade you'll need to upgrade something else with it. e.g. if you upgrade GPU, you'll need to upgrade your CPU to reduce the bottleneck. 

 

 

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