Question What CPU should I get for under 170€

Jan 2, 2019
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So I bought a used GTX 970 cheap a while ago and its working perfectly, only thing that bothers me is my CPU (Intel I3 4170). My mainboard is an H81M-A with LGA 1150.


As you can see from my setup, I dont have an opportunity to put in a lot of money into my pc, so I have 2 questions:

1. What CPU should I get for about 170€? (I could go a little higher, like 190, but only if its really worth it)

2. Are used CPUs usable like used GPUs or should I stay away from them?


I dont need the best setting, I just want to be able to play games like FarCry 5 or ARK on 1080p and medium settings with good fps.

Thanks for reading :)
 
What will work.
https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/H81MA/HelpDesk_CPU/
Best- I7 4790K for around 115€
Good- i5 4690k for around 60€

You will need more than a Stock Cooler though and yes they will match up fine with a 970 GTX.

Non K versions would also be viable provided you can find them, those were normally OEM chips and harder to find.

I would suggest you check these in order.
https://www.reddit.com/r/hardwareswap/
https://www.ebay.com/ "Generally overpriced"
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/105544549478605/ "Not as likely to find them but possible"
Classifieds on your area.
 
Low profile cooler must have been in a HTPC I would guess. Be aware though that RAM with large heat spreaders are probably going to interfere with it also your only going to be able to apply a moderate Overclock since those 4th gem chips run pretty warm as is.
 

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