[SOLVED] Upgrade help with Processor and GPU

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CPU: Inter Core i3-3210 (LGA1155)
Motherboard: msi ZH77A-G41 (https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/ZH77AG41/Specification)
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 620 2 GB
HDD: 500GB SATA WD-Blue
RAM: Corsair 4GB 1600Mhz (3 slots empty. Can support max 32 GB)
Cabinet: CM Elite 371
PSU: Corsair CX450 80 Plus Bronze

Budget: 20k, Country: India

Please advice me to upgrade the Processor and GPU for my build. I use this PC for games like CS:GO, DOTA, LOL and would like to play some titles like Witcher, Assassins Creed, Dead by Daylight. I also do some basic video editing but that's very entry level like adding some effects and joining clips together or adding subs. Some Lightroom editing as well.

List of compatible processors: http://processormatch.intel.com/Processors/CompatibleProcessors?componentName=Z77A-G41
  1. What I know is i7>i5>i3 and more GHz = more power. I feel i5 would be enough but on the other hand, my mobo can only support up to 3rd gen processors. Do you guys think I should get and i7 at least and consider this as my last upgrade for next 1-2 years? Because will the 3rd gen processors even be available in stock after 2 years? Even now when I see i7-3770K which is listed on the top of this list, it shows it as discontinued which makes me think about the warranty?
List of compatible GPU: http://www.pc-specs.com/mobo/MSI/MSI_Z77A-G41/1219/Compatible_GPUs
  1. I know my mobo has 2 "PCI-E X16" slots and Crossfire, so it can support dual GPU, am I right? If yes, I just don't want to waste the already installed one and that's why I'd like to add in a new one. Please correct me If I am wrong and suggest a GPU like wise.
I am pretty satisfied with HDD and will upgrade to SSD in future and same for RAM. Although, I can stretch a bit for RAM.

Thanks for reading and sorry for long post. Just wanted to give you guys a clear idea.
 
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ConanLock

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For 30000INR, you'd be better off getting a setup with an iGPU. This means that, for the moment, you won't have to buy a GPU. Ryzen CPUs are really good with integrated graphics. Later on, you could then upgrade to a GPU.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor (₹14450.00 @ Amazon India)
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard (₹10200.00 @ Amazon India)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (₹7999.00 @ Amazon India)
Total: ₹32649.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-31 13:31 IST+0530

This will be able to play your games smoothly, at 1080p, but with lower graphics settings. When you feel the need to upgrade, you could get a new GPU, such as an RX 570/580, or even something better.
 
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ConanLock

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Im not sure how much CPUs cost in India, but getting either an i5 3570, or any compatible i7, would be good.
As for GPU, I'd recommend an RX 570 as a good CPU in your budget range. If you can get second hand, the RX 580 is a better choice.
 
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Im not sure how much CPUs cost in India, but getting either an i5 3570, or any compatible i7, would be good.
As for GPU, I'd recommend an RX 570 as a good CPU in your budget range. If you can get second hand, the RX 580 is a better choice.
Here is the link to indian amazon: MSI RX 570 ARMOR 8G OC Gaming 256-Bit 8gb Gdrr5 Directx Graphics Card https://www.amazon.in/dp/B076Y93L8F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_05rwDbV018H0D

Also, can you confirm if this will work with yhe already installed gt 620?
 

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The GPU looks good. It will not work with the GT 620, it will replace it. You will have to uninstall the Nvidia drivers, then turn the PC off and unplug it from mains. Then, take the 620 out of the PC and put the RX 570 in. Plug the PC back in, boot it up and install the relevant AMD drivers.
 
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The GPU looks good. It will not work with the GT 620, it will replace it. You will have to uninstall the Nvidia drivers, then turn the PC off and unplug it from mains. Then, take the 620 out of the PC and put the RX 570 in. Plug the PC back in, boot it up and install the relevant AMD drivers.
Ok do you think I need to upgrade tge PSU as well for this GPU?
 

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It depends on whether you CX 450 is the new one or the old one. The new one is often referred to as the grey label version, and looks like the one below, while the old one has a green label. If yours is the grey label, it will be fine, but if it is the old green label, you should look into upgrading it.
 

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It depends on whether you CX 450 is the new one or the old one. The new one is often referred to as the grey label version, and looks like the one below, while the old one has a green label. If yours is the grey label, it will be fine, but if it is the old green label, you should look into upgrading it.
FYI, there was no old(green) model of the CX450.
 
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@ConanLock @bignastyid thank you both of you. I am going to meet a guy soon to discuss about the upgrade. I'll keep you guys posted :). Still not sure what to do with the old components. In India, there is no service/org per say which accepts old tech for some money. What do you guys do with yours?
 

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@ConanLock @bignastyid thank you both of you. I am going to meet a guy soon to discuss about the upgrade. I'll keep you guys posted :). Still not sure what to do with the old components. In India, there is no service/org per say which accepts old tech for some money. What do you guys do with yours?
I personally either sell them on eBay, or on a site that is UK only called CEX (but seeming as in India, you don't have a company you can sell to, only eBay is relevant to you). So either you could sell it on eBay, or, if you don't want to post it, you could try to sell it locally on Facebook marketplace/Craigslist or the equivalents you have in your country.
 
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I personally either sell them on eBay, or on a site that is UK only called CEX (but seeming as in India, you don't have a company you can sell to, only eBay is relevant to you). So either you could sell it on eBay, or, if you don't want to post it, you could try to sell it locally on Facebook marketplace/Craigslist or the equivalents you have in your country.
I have found someone who deals in old computers. He is ready to buy all of the below for 4000 INR:
CPU: Inter Core i3-3210 (LGA1155)
Motherboard: msi ZH77A-G41
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 620 2 GB
RAM: Corsair 4GB 1600Mhz DDR3

I personally don't want to sell my cabinet, as it is a mid tower one and can support long graphic cards as well with 7 fan options.

If I see all this, could you guys suggest me a decent build for MOBO, CPU, GPU and RAM? Budget would be around 30,000INR
 

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For 30000INR, you'd be better off getting a setup with an iGPU. This means that, for the moment, you won't have to buy a GPU. Ryzen CPUs are really good with integrated graphics. Later on, you could then upgrade to a GPU.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor (₹14450.00 @ Amazon India)
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard (₹10200.00 @ Amazon India)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (₹7999.00 @ Amazon India)
Total: ₹32649.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-31 13:31 IST+0530

This will be able to play your games smoothly, at 1080p, but with lower graphics settings. When you feel the need to upgrade, you could get a new GPU, such as an RX 570/580, or even something better.
 
Reactions: rd_05
Aug 14, 2019
18
0
10
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For 30000INR, you'd be better off getting a setup with an iGPU. This means that, for the moment, you won't have to buy a GPU. Ryzen CPUs are really good with integrated graphics. Later on, you could then upgrade to a GPU.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor (₹14450.00 @ Amazon India)
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard (₹10200.00 @ Amazon India)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (₹7999.00 @ Amazon India)
Total: ₹32649.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-31 13:31 IST+0530

This will be able to play your games smoothly, at 1080p, but with lower graphics settings. When you feel the need to upgrade, you could get a new GPU, such as an RX 570/580, or even something better.
I would like to spend a bit less on the RAM and go with 8GB. Could you please confirm if this is the same 8GB model: https://www.amazon.in/Corsair-Vengeance-3000Mhz-Motherboard-CMK8GX4M1D3000C16/dp/B07B4FRMGV/ref=sr_1_1?fst=as:off&qid=1568631922&refinements=p_89:Corsair&rnid=3837712031&s=computers&sr=1-1

and I would like to spend some on an SSD instead. Please provide any suggestion for that as well.

Thanks a ton for your wonderful inputs.
 

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