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    Hello fellow gamers, going straight to the topic.

    I have a fairly old pc running on intel e5200 and xfx g31 mobo with 2gb 800mhz ram. I would like to buy a gpu as I have none currently. So, should I get the r9 270 for 17k and upgrade cpu mobo combo later or upgrade this combo first? I have limited budget under 20k. I know, the cpu will bottleneck a lot but that should be on cpu heavy games. I am mostly into racing genre. So, kindly share some advice.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minhaj.Tahsin View Post
    Hello fellow gamers, going straight to the topic.

    I have a fairly old pc running on intel e5200 and xfx g31 mobo with 2gb 800mhz ram. I would like to buy a gpu as I have none currently. So, should I get the r9 270 for 17k and upgrade cpu mobo combo later or upgrade this combo first? I have limited budget under 20k. I know, the cpu will bottleneck a lot but that should be on cpu heavy games. I am mostly into racing genre. So, kindly share some advice.

    Thanks in advance.
    new cpu+mobo+ram


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    ^ This.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    new cpu+mobo+ram
    Any suggestions for that combo? Thanks for the advice anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minhaj.Tahsin View Post
    Any suggestions for that combo? Thanks for the advice anyway.
    Sell your existing PC and add that cash with your current budget. Go for Intel i5 4590 + H81 mobo + 4 GB single stick DDR3 1600 MHz Twinmos RAM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RMS View Post
    Sell your existing PC and add that cash with your current budget. Go for Intel i5 4590 + H81 mobo + 4 GB single stick DDR3 1600 MHz Twinmos RAM.
    Thanks! Do you know the current prices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minhaj.Tahsin View Post
    Thanks! Do you know the current prices?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
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    Any suggestions on the mobo model? I really don't have any idea of the current market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minhaj.Tahsin View Post
    Any suggestions on the mobo model? I really don't have any idea of the current market.
    he already said, h81.

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    Gigabyte H81M-S2PV ....5k

    obviously a new pro_mobo_ram......

    i have the same processor...clocked it at 3.2ghz and running it with a 5850....and the processor is highly bottlenecking......recently bought e8500 2nd hand...and still it bottlenecks...... i couldnt play watch dogs...it gave only 17~23fps, and lots of stutter.....where my gpu was used about 30% to the highest. :/

    try to buy used rams....4gb are sold around 2k, and 2gb at 1.3k.....these days 4gb aint enough.....
    when i disabled my pagefile, watch dogs would crash everytime at loading.....and COD Ghosts would always show "PC is on low memory" :3 and, BF4 would always give me BSODs :O
    Last edited by giant; August 3rd, 2014 at 09:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minhaj.Tahsin View Post
    Any suggestions on the mobo model? I really don't have any idea of the current market.
    Gigabyte H81 S2PV. Available at most shops.

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    Thanks everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minhaj.Tahsin View Post
    Any suggestions on the mobo model? I really don't have any idea of the current market.
    Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2PV 4TH Gen.


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    @Minhaj.Tahsin Go for B85 mobo if your buying an i5. Otherwise buy an i3 and H81 mobo. H81 has very limited slots. An i5 can never reach its full potential on H81 mobo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mithun12ka4 View Post
    @Minhaj.Tahsin Go for B85 mobo if your buying an i5. Otherwise buy an i3 and H81 mobo. H81 has very limited slots. An i5 can never reach its full potential on H81 mobo.
    Which slots you're referring to? I don't have any plan for multi gpu setups. H81 already allows 16gb of ram which should be sufficient. Any other benifits I'm missing? Also, my budget is limited bro.

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    Either spend money for z87 (if you want to OC K processor, SLI or use more than 16gb RAM) or be pleased with H81. Case closed. -__-


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    Quote Originally Posted by RMS View Post
    Either spend money for z87 (if you want to OC K processor, SLI or use more than 16gb RAM) or be pleased with H81. Case closed. -__-
    My thoughts exactly after some googling. Let's hope money allows me to upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minhaj.Tahsin View Post
    Which slots you're referring to? I don't have any plan for multi gpu setups. H81 already allows 16gb of ram which should be sufficient. Any other benifits I'm missing? Also, my budget is limited bro.
    If your budget is tight and your not planning to use a GPU more powerful than R9 280 or 32GB of ram ever in the future then go for an i3. What will you do with that extra CPU power anyway that comes with an i5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mithun12ka4 View Post
    If your budget is tight and your not planning to use a GPU more powerful than R9 280 or 32GB of ram ever in the future then go for an i3. What will you do with that extra CPU power anyway that comes with an i5?
    16 gb ram seems enough and the i5 is for future proofing. I'll probably w8 for next gen gpus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mithun12ka4 View Post
    If your budget is tight and your not planning to use a GPU more powerful than R9 280 or 32GB of ram ever in the future then go for an i3. What will you do with that extra CPU power anyway that comes with an i5?
    Mantle isn't that widespread yet, so i3 isn't a good idea. For a gaming setup i5 is perfect. If it were i7 that would be overkill.

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