[SOLVED] CPU or GPU for upgrade

Jan 25, 2019
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guys im planning to upgrade my PC
current specs

i3 4170
gtx 750ti
8gb ram

i am thinking if its okay to upgrade the gpu to 1070
or upgrade the cpu to i5 coffee lake needs some inputs guys thanks
 
This would be my suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($165.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($77.49 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $433.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-28 18:52 EST-0500

You'll see an amazing performance uplift with this combo. Personally I'd rather go with this, dial back the graphics settings if needed and save up for a graphics card monitor combo upgrade in the future.
 

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just pop in a SSD, and get a 1050Ti at most if you planning to keep this system for next 3-4 years
1070 is a big NO for any i3 old or new


if not and u plan on a new rig in next 2 years
get GPU when you find a good deal, then get better CPU, when ever you find a good deal.. GPU first as they just came out, in about year we will have 7nm and 10nm CPUs so wait for them, CPU is not worth upgrading at least not in 2019, wait for 3rd gen ryzen and 10nm Intel chips
 
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yeah there will be a bottleneck but i can only either upgrade the cpu or the gpu. but i am also thinking to get rx580 then change the i5 to i3 8100 i think i can do both. what you think guys. my budget is pretty much 475 usd
 
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pretty much case, power supply, and hdd, just going to change mobo, ram, cpu since i will be updgrading to another gen. will still be using my power supply since its a cougar 500 SL and its still in good condigtion. if i will upgrade my components or just the gpu.
 
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if i am going to upgrade the cpu ram mobo it may take a while before i can buy a new gpu that is why i am thinking what to upgrade now.
 
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current build.
procie: 4170
mobo: Asus H81M-K
psu: cougar 500 SL
ram: 4x2 team elite 1600
gpu: gtx 750ti
hdd; 1T wd
case: deep cool smarter black
 
This would be my suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($165.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($77.49 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $433.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-28 18:52 EST-0500

You'll see an amazing performance uplift with this combo. Personally I'd rather go with this, dial back the graphics settings if needed and save up for a graphics card monitor combo upgrade in the future.
 
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Thanks i am also thinking if i am going for an i5 8400 build. which is better?
 
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i see thank you for your inputs much appreciated
 

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