Question i want to do a pc upgrade and im not surewhat to buy

Apr 17, 2019
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my specs
CPU
Intel Core i5 650 @ 3.20GHz 42 °C
Clarkdale 32nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
FUJITSU D2912-A1 (CPU)
Graphics
L2251p Wide (1680x1050@75Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 (MSI) 44 °C

I dont want to run the newest games at the highest settings i just want a decent build
Should i upgrade my cpu or gpu for a better performance
and what cpu or gpu should i buy ?
the buget is 150 - 250 dollars
btw some suggestions on a new motherboard and ram would be great
and i would like to run the forest with no problems
 
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Meet superninjas 300 dollar gaming pc.

fully upgradeable for the future and can play the latest games.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial - BX500 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $308.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 09:25 EDT-0400


your pc is just too old ... if I throw in another graphics card in there it might not be compatible and if it is... it might burst into flames.
 
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Meet superninjas 300 dollar gaming pc.

fully upgradeable for the future and can play the latest games.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial - BX500 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $308.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 09:25 EDT-0400


your pc is just too old ... if I throw in another graphics card in there it might not be compatible and if it is... it might burst into flames.
I am with this build your build is too old alot of newer stuff arent gonna work even if its compatible due to bottlenecking just save 50$ more and get the 300$ build above
 

Wolfshadw

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I would note that your current motherboard and case are of a BTX form factor and newer motherboards/cases are of an ATX form factor (the two are not compatible). What you could possibly do is re-use your power supply, graphics card and storage and move them to this hardware set up:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair - SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $244.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 09:42 EDT-0400


This gets you in under your $250 budget, but I'd also strongly consider the above build as well.

-Wolf sends
 

Karadjgne

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Sorry, but what you have is (was) a pretty balanced system 8 years ago. Everything needs updated.
Dual core cpu needs bringing upto at least a quad core.
The GT730 is worse than the igpu built into modern cpus.
You need 8Gb recommended minimum ram to be able to run Windows7+ and still game without the lack of ram forcing windows to use your hdd as a pagefile, slowing the pc down drastically.

DDR3 1333MHz 8Gb: less than $30 ebay.
Lga1156 i7-870/875k/880: $50-$100 ebay

Then worry about the gpu. With nvidia, it's the last 2 numbers that count the most. A gtx680 is far stronger than a gtx730, closer to a gtx 770 for example. So even a gtx660ti will get better results than your gt730

All of which realistically is just a band-aid, tide you over until you can replace everything, since it all needs replacement.
 

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