Budget Upgrade

ParveenParveen Posts: 4
edited November 1 in PC Builds
Hello!

I love Tech Yes City video and inspired me to upgrade my old pc.

Below is my current system configuration:
CPU i3 3220
Mobo H61m-K https://www.asus.com/in/Motherboards/H61MK/
Ram 2 x 4gb Corsair XMS3 ddr3 1600oc
HDD Segate 1tb 3.5" 7200rpm 2010 model
Cheap Power supply
OS: window 10

Please help me what to do improved performance.




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  • leafflatleafflat Posts: 628
    What GPU do you have.
    S[340]Blind:  Link to YouTube video.
    i7-4770
    MSI Z97s Krait
    Deepcool Captain 120 White AIO
    16gb RAM
    Asus Strix Gtx 1080


  • update your motherboard bios and you have compatibility with a Xeon E3-1230 (v2 variant even better if you can find one)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/INTEL-Xeon-E3-1230-Quad-CPU-3-2GHz-Socket-LGA1155-Processor-SR00H-8MB-L3-Cache/322855342234?epid=109545554&hash=item4b2bad909a:g:zxYAAOSwO7hZ9ySO
    $70 on ebay for a sandy bridge i7 equivalent (hyperthreading quad core). 

    the v2 of that CPU, which is Ivy Bridge, is $90-$100+

    and then yeah, a GPU upgrade but need to know what you have.

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  • ParveenParveen Posts: 4
    edited November 2
    update your motherboard bios and you have compatibility with a Xeon E3-1230 (v2 variant even better if you can find one)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/INTEL-Xeon-E3-1230-Quad-CPU-3-2GHz-Socket-LGA1155-Processor-SR00H-8MB-L3-Cache/322855342234?epid=109545554&hash=item4b2bad909a:g:zxYAAOSwO7hZ9ySO
    $70 on ebay for a sandy bridge i7 equivalent (hyperthreading quad core). 

    the v2 of that CPU, which is Ivy Bridge, is $90-$100+

    and then yeah, a GPU upgrade but need to know what you have.
    Thank you, yes already updated latest bios :), you think cpu replace boost my pc performance? Idk why when typing on Mozilla browser, its take time to show words. I have 2 times blue screen within few weeks. And my mobo can boost performance with Xeon processor ? And am living in India unfortunately unable to buy Xeon processor
    leafflat said:
    What GPU do you have.
    Msi N9400GT 1gb Ddr2 using for design web sites, Photoshop  etc works and haven't time to play games yet :)
  • ParveenParveen Posts: 4
    edited November 2
    update your motherboard bios and you have compatibility with a Xeon E3-1230 (v2 variant even better if you can find one)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/INTEL-Xeon-E3-1230-Quad-CPU-3-2GHz-Socket-LGA1155-Processor-SR00H-8MB-L3-Cache/322855342234?epid=109545554&hash=item4b2bad909a:g:zxYAAOSwO7hZ9ySO
    $70 on ebay for a sandy bridge i7 equivalent (hyperthreading quad core). 

    the v2 of that CPU, which is Ivy Bridge, is $90-$100+

    and then yeah, a GPU upgrade but need to know what you have.My
    My budget is $200 if pay more want to invest on new parts which can use next 5-10 years  and feel beast performance.When launch Ice lake then buy my new machine and meantime invest little and boost performance my current pc. I want to enjoying fast performance x`

  • leafflatleafflat Posts: 628
    If you can't get xeon processors then a decent gpu would be your best upgrade. 
    S[340]Blind:  Link to YouTube video.
    i7-4770
    MSI Z97s Krait
    Deepcool Captain 120 White AIO
    16gb RAM
    Asus Strix Gtx 1080


  • ParveenParveen Posts: 4
    leafflat said:
    If you can't get xeon processors then a decent gpu would be your best upgrade. 
    Is it improve my pc performance?
  • leafflatleafflat Posts: 628
    edited November 6
    For gaming it will. If you don't game at all then go for an ssd or a new CPU.

    If your budget is only 200 I would try and nab a used i5 or i7 with the same socket and buy a 120gb sad for your operating system, then put all your big programs and files on the hdd. That would be the best.
    S[340]Blind:  Link to YouTube video.
    i7-4770
    MSI Z97s Krait
    Deepcool Captain 120 White AIO
    16gb RAM
    Asus Strix Gtx 1080


  • Yeah few things will make a system feel more snappy than adding a usb boot drive.
  • I'd personally grab a second hand i5 2400 or other locked i5, an HD 7950, 120GB SSD and a cheap 80+ 500w power supply. You should be able to stay under 200$ if you're patient and wait for deals to come up. Just upgraded from a system very similar to this and gaming performance is still great!

    Here are some prices you could expect:
    i5 2400 = 40$
    Radeon HD 7950 = 75$
    120GB SSD = 55$
    500W PSU = 30$

    If you sell the older parts that you end up replacing, you'd probably make 25$ back and keep well under that 200$ budget
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