new rig upgrade

princeboy47

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hi there,
i have this rig
INTEL I5-4440 3.1 GHZ
24GB RAM 1600MHZ
COOLER MASTER K380
SEASONIC 520W 80+ BRONZE
MSI R9 390X GAMING 8GB
GIGABYTE B85-HD3 REV 2.0
WD HDD GREEN POWER 1TB+WD HDD BLUE 500GB

i was thinking of upgrading the motherboard and the processor. $250 budget. is it possible now?
 

pendragon1

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hi there,
i have this rig
INTEL I5-4440 3.1 GHZ
24GB RAM 1600MHZ
COOLER MASTER K380
SEASONIC 520W 80+ BRONZE
MSI R9 390X GAMING 8GB
GIGABYTE B85-HD3 REV 2.0
WD HDD GREEN POWER 1TB+WD HDD BLUE 500GB

i was thinking of upgrading the motherboard and the processor. $250 budget. is it possible now?
nope. board, chip and ram at a minimum.
edit: well maybe used you could get a board and chip. but nothing new would be ddr3.
 

princeboy47

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ok. so, which set from the 9th gen and 8th gen will be most compatible together? i got r9 390x but i plan to change it with a new nvidia. consider a budget.
 

vegeta535

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clownfish27

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yeah, it's doable if you live near a microcenter. $80 for the ryzen 1600, $90 or less for a b450 motherboard and $80 for ddr4 3200 16gb minus the $30 combo discount.
 

Brian_B

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Holy cow - just go get an SSD and call it a day. It will seem like a brand new computer.

$250 would get you a new GPU, but it wouldn't be too much better than your 390. $250 won't do much for your CPU given your stuck on DDR3.

Get the SSD and be happy.
 

KATEKATEKATE

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I agree, an SSD would be a good addition.

And a better PSU since you mentioned in another thread you've noticed instability since installing the 390X

and if you are really wanting a CPU upgrade, a used i7 4770K/4790K would be a bit of an upgrade from the CPU you have now.
 
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