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Trying to update! Please help!


Hi guys.

My specs are a little modest, but I have this:

CPU -Intel Pentium G3220 @ 3.00GHz Haswell
RAM - 8,00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
MOBO - MSI B85-G41 PC Mate(MS-7850)
GPU - Intel HD Graphics (MSI)
Storage - 931GB Western Digital / 298GB Seagate / 111GB Seagate

I was trying to sell everything and build another rig, with the hardware more updated, but unfortunately I become unemployed, so, I think that updating what I have would be the right thing to do…

I was thinking on buying an used i5 (i5-4430,i5-4460,i5-4690) that have dedicated GPU and in the short term, try an GPU…an 980, or as rx-560 in good shape…

I’m from Portugal, and so the used market is not great, here is an example:
i5-4460 – 67€ (eBay) – 120 (olx – it’s an online site to sell things in Portugal) – 169€ (New from store).

I have a few leads over on eBay, but I wanted to know what do you guys think? Grab some deal in CPU or skip CPU and buy a GPU instead?


If you can you could pick up an i3 and cheap used GPU.
you are running Single channel memory which you might see a performance increase if you find another 8GB stick.


Do you think it’s not worth the upgrade for an i5?

I was thinking for the GPU trying an GTX970 or an 980 if the 1050ti or 1060 would be way expensive…not that one that you put on the link :slight_smile:


Just trying to make it as cheap as possible. With the i5 you would get 4 Physical cores rather then the 2 c/4t on the i3 and a few more features, really depends on what you wan’t to do with the machine.

580 is still a good card for causal gaming but Vram might be an issue - Just providing some options


GPU in used market here in Portugal is like this:

Gtx 970 asus strix 4Gb - 180€
R9 380 Gaming 4G OC - 190€
AMD RX 560 Gigabyte 2GB - 105€
Radeon shaphhire rx 470 4gb - 150€
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB - 100€

What do you guys think?


Ranked from highest to lowest performance (depend on who you talk to ) @Fouquin is better at answering thees question more them me. He’s the GPU King/hoarder

Gtx 970 asus strix 4Gb - 180€
Radeon shaphhire rx 470 4gb - 150€
R9 380 Gaming 4G OC - 190€
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB - 100€
AMD RX 560 Gigabyte 2GB - 105€

I would recommend the 470. The 970 is about 10 -14% faster than the 470.