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leGustav

11 months ago

Hello, I built this computer 3 years ago and I feel like upgrading it to have better graphics, I could spend around $500-600. I would like to see which are the best options and what components I could still keep or add.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard ASRock - H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory ADATA - XPG V2 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate - 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 950 2 GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Deepcool - KENDOMEN Black ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply SeaSonic - S12II 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Dell - E2414HM 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor Purchased For $0.00

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  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

The old Haswell chips are still running strong for 60hz gaming so personally this is what I would go with.

Add an SSD for your boot drive and commonly used software, upgrade the graphics, and get a new power supply.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
CPU Cooler Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $16.99 @ Newegg Business
Motherboard ASRock - H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory ADATA - XPG V2 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Windforce OC Video Card $319.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool - KENDOMEN Black ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $68.79 @ B&H
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Dell - E2414HM 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $473.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-13 19:44 EST-0500
  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgrade your CPU to an overclockable chip, like the 4690k or any other CPU that has a K at the end, then buy a GPU like the 1060 GB or the 1070.

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