Question (Upgrade) I5 4460 > Ryzen r7 2700x (GAMING)

alexandremelano

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Hello Everyone, I am considering upgrading my i5-4460 to a Ryzen 2700x since it is on sale in Canada for 220$ (Original is 440$).

I currently have a GTX 960 and only 8GB ddr3 ram.

This means to upgrade CPU I would need a new motherboard and a new stick of RAM. All this bringing my total cost close to 400$.

Is this upgrade worth it for GAMING? Or should I hold off and worry about my video card? Any suggestions would be lovely.

Thanks
 
Hello Everyone, I am considering upgrading my i5-4460 to a Ryzen 2700x since it is on sale in Canada for 220$ (Original is 440$).

I currently have a GTX 960 and only 8GB ddr3 ram.

This means to upgrade CPU I would need a new motherboard and a new stick of RAM. All this bringing my total cost close to 400$.

Is this upgrade worth it for GAMING? Or should I hold off and worry about my video card? Any suggestions would be lovely.

Thanks
Ryzen 3600 is better than 2700x for gaming. What is it’s price for you?
 

logainofhades

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You don't want a single stick of ram. It needs to be in matched pairs. If your aim is only games, an R5 3600 is a better choice. Even an R5 2600/x would be a better all around CPU, than what you have, if budget is a concern. Problems you have, is quad core gaming is essentially dead, for modern titles anyway, and your GPU is quite dated.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($168.25 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($92.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $360.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-10 11:56 EDT-0400
 
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j121

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you could upgrade your cpu to a intel core i7 4770 or i7 4790k if your motherboard can handle it. ofcourse a new system would be better but this would be a cheaper option .
 

alexandremelano

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Hello everyone,

I am looking to upgrade some of my current build. I live in Canada and find canadacomputers.ca to be the cheapest part supplier. I am hoping to spend roughly 400$

On to my build... I have:

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz 56 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (10-10-10-30)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. B85M-D PLUS (SOCKET 1150) 39 °C
Graphics
SCEI MONITOR (1920x1080@60Hz)
SCEI MONITOR (1920x1080@60Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (EVGA) 69 °C
Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1ER162 (SATA) 28 °C
232GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (SSD) 36 °C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

I was considering upgrading my processor to an Ryzen r7 2700x since it is on sale for half price and canadacomputers(220$). However they have decent GPU's on sale.

What would be my most beneficial upgrade? Since if I change my CPU I will need a new motherboard and RAM (Which probably needs changing anyways) 800mhz.... youch.
 

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