I have a low-end PC. Dont really do much gaming on it, only play FIFA. After finding out the specs of FIFA 15, I'm thinking of upgrading my PC a little bit. I have 120$ on my pocket right now and I've only got two options: upgrade CPU or GPU. I have an intel dual core e5400 with gigabyte gt 610 and 6gb ddr3 ram. Now should I swap my CPU with an i3 4130 or upgrade my GPU. Which one would give more increase on performance? If it is GPU then please suggest a GPU under 120$.
Thanks in advance
I already have consoles
but i want to upgrade this pc because i like to play tournament mode which is only available on pc
and i'll have more money to spend later but now im quite short on it
Like I said I wouldn't upgrade it, its not worth putting more money into IMHO. Besides unless I am mistaken the e5400 LGA 775 is a completely different socket type from an i3-4130 LGA 1150.You can't just take out that cpu and put in whatever you want.So CPU is out of the question.
The I3 is a good CPU, and the H61 board will give you an upgrade path to an I5 later. The downside is the I3-2100 is over $120 by itself, and is barely faster than the Q9650 (actually in 3+ thread games, the Q9650 is faster).
If I were in that situation, I would take the motherboard, do the Core2 quad/r7 upgrade and then wait until I could afford an I5 K series and aftermarket cooler to use the H61 board.
That is, of course, assuming your motherboard is compatible with the 775 Xeon's If not, then saving up a bit more is your only choice.