[SOLVED] What should be my next upgrade?

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Hello, im pretty new to this website, can you guys help me choose?

i have a very old celeron g1820, "original" hyper x ddr3 8gb ram, kingston 4gb ram, a very old hdd, and has no gpu. I have 2 options on what to upgrade.

my current build can actually run gta 5 on medium but it has stutters and it doesnt render the textures. So should i put an gtx 1050ti(bottlenecks)
first and then buy an i7-4790k or i7-4970k first then gpu, im having a hardtime choosing because if i chose i7 it might not run the games im playing, and if i bought the gtx1050ti first it will botleneck because of my celeron, so pls help me. tnx in advance
 
I don't know that either of your cpu/gpu options is a good idea.
What is the make/model of your motherboard?
CPU-Z will tell you.
With a no name psu of 200w, your graphics upgrade will be limited.
I think something like a GT1030 might be a good choice.
It uses only the pcie slot for power and only 30w at that.
Your HD4000 has a passmark rating of 333, and the GT1030 is about 2600.
A good upgrade for fast action games.

Then, look at your cpu.
It only has 2 cores/threads which will not allow some games to even run.
You will want 4 threads for that reason.
Yes, I7 4xxx will cover that.
You might find that a cheaper I5-4xxx would cover that and give you a single thread cpu boost.

But first, determine if your current games are cpu limited, or are graphics limited.

Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
This makes the graphics card loaf a bit.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.
 

Bob.B

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Hello, im pretty new to this website, can you guys help me choose?

i have a very old celeron g1820, "original" hyper x ddr3 8gb ram, kingston 4gb ram, a very old hdd, and has no gpu. I have 2 options on what to upgrade.

my current build can actually run gta 5 on medium but it has stutters and it doesnt render the textures. So should i put an gtx 1050ti(bottlenecks)
first and then buy an i7-4790k or i7-4970k first then gpu, im having a hardtime choosing because if i chose i7 it might not run the games im playing, and if i bought the gtx1050ti first it will botleneck because of my celeron, so pls help me. tnx in advance
Run this and post a link to the results.
PC Benchmark

Also post the exact make and model of the psu......read the label.
 

Bob.B

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zeno power model p4-600w(no 6 pin so i either buy gt 1030 or gtx 1050ti)
i dont know where to buy^^
i cant run that mom wont allow me
What you have is a 200w+ psu.
So right out of the chute that needs to be changed.
Think long and hard about upgrading that old pc.
Userbenchmark does not reveal any sensitive/secret info it just shows some of the stuff that is in the pc.
 
I don't know that either of your cpu/gpu options is a good idea.
What is the make/model of your motherboard?
CPU-Z will tell you.
With a no name psu of 200w, your graphics upgrade will be limited.
I think something like a GT1030 might be a good choice.
It uses only the pcie slot for power and only 30w at that.
Your HD4000 has a passmark rating of 333, and the GT1030 is about 2600.
A good upgrade for fast action games.

Then, look at your cpu.
It only has 2 cores/threads which will not allow some games to even run.
You will want 4 threads for that reason.
Yes, I7 4xxx will cover that.
You might find that a cheaper I5-4xxx would cover that and give you a single thread cpu boost.

But first, determine if your current games are cpu limited, or are graphics limited.

Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
This makes the graphics card loaf a bit.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.
 
Sep 5, 2021
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What you have is a 200w+ psu.
So right out of the chute that needs to be changed.
Think long and hard about upgrading that old pc.
Userbenchmark does not reveal any sensitive/secret info it just shows some of the stuff that is in the pc.
i see, thats why my psu sometimes fails to boots and shuts down my pc
I don't know that either of your cpu/gpu options is a good idea.
What is the make/model of your motherboard?
CPU-Z will tell you.
With a no name psu of 200w, your graphics upgrade will be limited.
I think something like a GT1030 might be a good choice.
It uses only the pcie slot for power and only 30w at that.
Your HD4000 has a passmark rating of 333, and the GT1030 is about 2600.
A good upgrade for fast action games.

Then, look at your cpu.
It only has 2 cores/threads which will not allow some games to even run.
You will want 4 threads for that reason.
Yes, I7 4xxx will cover that.
You might find that a cheaper I5-4xxx would cover that and give you a single thread cpu boost.

But first, determine if your current games are cpu limited, or are graphics limited.

Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
This makes the graphics card loaf a bit.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.
yes i already found a cheap i5 its only 40$ here on my country and a 2nd-bnew with 1 month of use
 

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