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Choosing Ideal gpu for my older pc

I want to upgrade my PC to play certain games like PUBG and FIFA for the next 3 years. What gpu should I buy to optimize the performance and the potential.

My PC specs: 

CPU: Core i3-4130 3.4GHz

Motherboard: Gigabyte H-81M S2PV

RAM: 12GB DDR3 1600MHz

 

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How well do you want them to run? If you say 1080p 60fps medium details is enough for you that will work, if you want high details or more than 1080p60 I'd recommend a new PC.

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PUBG is barely able to run on the i3-4340 as it is and you have its slightly worse brother, and that was before the recent update to minimum of i5-4430. Your CPU will also bottleneck whatever GPU that is required (PUBG listed GTX 960 as minimum)

 

FIFA, you'd get by as they list 2nd gen i3 & GTX460/R7 260 as a minimum.

 

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Just now, BigRom said:

PUBG is barely able to run on the i3-4340 as it is, and that was before the recent update to minimum of i5-4430. Your CPU will also bottleneck whatever GPU that is required (PUBG listed GTX 960 as minimum)

  

FIFA, you'd get by as they list 2nd gen i3 & GTX460/R7 260 as a minimum.

  

I'd recommend a better CPU either way, but if he wants high details I'd just replace everything.

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What is your budget?

 

What is the model, brand and make of the PSU?

 

What is your budget?

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31 minutes ago, nahian26 said:

My PC specs: 

CPU: Core i3-4130 3.4GHz

Motherboard: Gigabyte H-81M S2PV

RAM: 12GB DDR3 1600MHz

get a gtx 1660 for now. 

you will then see how weak cpu is to handle games,hang on as long as you can.

 

2option here:

get used i5 non k for cheap or

upgrade whole system to zen2 or better

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2 minutes ago, BigRom said:

Your CPU will also bottleneck whatever GPU that is required

Bottleneck fearmongering? Really? His CPU isnt good, but its fine.

 

18 minutes ago, Schakal_No1 said:

you want high details or more than 1080p60 I'd recommend a new PC.

You can upgrade the PC for relativly cheap and achieve 1080p60 at high with some CPU stuff turned off

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1 minute ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

get a gtx 1660 for now. 

you will then see how weak cpu is to handle games,hang on as long as you can.

He hasnt specified PSU. He most likely needs to get a PSU. And we dont have a budget to work with

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Just now, Schakal_No1 said:

I'd recommend a better CPU either way, but if he wants high details I'd just replace everything.

He definitely should replace everything anyway, because I can almost guarantee it won't run PUBG. Or it will at about 1-3fps?

 

I had a H81M motherboard myself and let me tell you, we talking bargain basement here. Its not even PCIe 3.0.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600  Heatsink: ID-Cooling Frostflow X GPU: Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 6GB RAM: KLEVV Bolt 3600Mhz (2x8GB) Mobo: ASUS B550-F ROG Strix (Wifi)  Case: Fractal Design Meshify C PSU: Deepcool DQ-M-V2L

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2 minutes ago, BigRom said:

He definitely should replace everything anyway, because I can almost guarantee it won't run PUBG. Or it will at about 1-3fps

On his iGPU, no it wont run well.

 

But he can very much get this 1080p60 capable for about 150$ using a used GPU. 

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1 minute ago, GoldenLag said:

Bottleneck fearmongering? Really? His CPU isnt good, but its fine.

 

It literally doesn't even meet the minimum requirements listed by PUBG. 

 

Spoiler
  • MINIMUM:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600  Heatsink: ID-Cooling Frostflow X GPU: Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 6GB RAM: KLEVV Bolt 3600Mhz (2x8GB) Mobo: ASUS B550-F ROG Strix (Wifi)  Case: Fractal Design Meshify C PSU: Deepcool DQ-M-V2L

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2 minutes ago, BigRom said:

I had a H81M motherboard myself and let me tell you, we talking bargain basement here. Its not even PCIe 3.0.

what is this about?

op's h81 got a 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16

furthermore 2.0 & 3.0 have barely no impacts on performance

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1 minute ago, BigRom said:

It literally doesn't even meet the minimum requirements listed by PUBG. 

 

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  • MINIMUM:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space

 

And? CPU requirements arent allways very accurate. 

 

And the fx6300 being in there says it all when it comes to what CPU he could be running. 

6 minutes ago, BigRom said:

Its not even PCIe 3.0.

Doesnt affect performance on any GPU avavible today. Even the most powerful GPU is unaffected. 

 

 

OP you have a budget to work with? Also what is you PSU?

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Just now, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

what is this about?

op's h81 got a 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16

furthermore 2.0 & 3.0 have barely no impacts on performance

True and the performance difference (if there are any) are negligible anyway, but the other higher tier chipsets from the same era were all already PCIe 3.0 

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2 minutes ago, BigRom said:

True and the performance difference (if there are any) are negligible anyway, but the other higher tier chipsets from the same era were all already PCIe 3.0 

And your point is?

 

 

This doesnt effect the OP at all

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OP, what budget? 

 

Its the critical thing img waiting before i can helø

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On 4/2/2019 at 2:49 PM, GoldenLag said:

What is your budget?

 

What is the model, brand and make of the PSU?

 

What is your budget?

My budget for my gpu is not that much. 110$ is my budget for gpu. I have kinda no options for a new PC at this moment. My power supply is of 400W. The photo is given below. Sorry for the late reply. I had my exams. I've now tried playing pubg on my current build. I can already run pubg at low settings.

IMG_20190411_132118.jpg

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On 4/2/2019 at 3:08 PM, GoldenLag said:

OP, what budget? 

 

Its the critical thing img waiting before i can helø

100$ is my budget. And I've no way to buy a new PC.

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12 hours ago, nahian26 said:

My budget for my gpu is not that much. 110$ is my budget for gpu. I have kinda no options for a new PC at this moment. My power supply is of 400W. The photo is given below. Sorry for the late reply. I had my exams. I've now tried playing pubg on my current build. I can already run pubg at low settings.

IMG_20190411_132118.jpg

Get a new CX550 (2017) for 50$.

 

And then hunt down a R9 290x or 290 for 80$ afterwards. Or get yourself an HD 7970 for 60$ or R9 280x/280 for 60$. 

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17 hours ago, nahian26 said:

My power supply is of 400W. The photo is given below.

Its a wonder you still have a PC...

You absolutely NEED a good quality PSU, if you don't want to kill your PC.

 

Yes, its that bad of a thing. you'd be better of getting a DELL or something like that next time. At least the PSU would have been OK...

"Hell is full of good meanings, but Heaven is full of good works"

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Ok, first things first, change the power supply. As others have stated, that thing is a fire hazard.

 

If your budget is capped at $115 get this psu. It's not the best, but it's a hell of a lot better than what you have and it's $26 after rebate and shipping

 

Power supply

 

Then get a rx 470 from Ebay. Like this one:

 

Rx 470

 

Offer the guy $65

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