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Upgrade From AMD R7 200, Possible CPU Upgrade, Under 300$?

I'm looking to upgrade my computer for the first time in... ever, and I need advice on what parts I should even get. Installing either should be a matter of just doing a youtube search, but as far as buying a good Graphics Card to start?

Here are the current specs I've gathered from Speccy:
Summary
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 4670K @ 3.40GHz 73 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 800MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard
MSI CSM-H87M-G43 (MS-7823) (SOCKET 0) 48 °C
Graphics
LG IPS FULLHD (1920x1080@59Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (MSI)
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon R7 200 Series (MSI) 74 °C
Storage
1863GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 46 °C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSB0 SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio


CPU
CPU
Intel Core i5 4670K
Cores 4
Threads 4
Name Intel Core i5 4670K
Code Name Haswell
Package Socket 1150 LGA
Technology 22nm
Specification Intel Core i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Family 6
Extended Family 6
Model C
Extended Model 3C
Stepping 3
Revision C0
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, Intel 64, NX, VMX, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3
Virtualization Supported, Enabled
Hyperthreading Supported, Disabled
Fan Speed 2571 RPM
Bus Speed 100.0 MHz
Stock Core Speed 3400 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 100 MHz
Average Temperature 74 °C
Caches
L1 Data Cache Size 4 x 32 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache Size 4 x 32 KBytes
L2 Unified Cache Size 4 x 256 KBytes
L3 Unified Cache Size 6144 KBytes
Cores
Core Speed Multiplier Bus Speed Temperature Threads
Core 0 3600.4 MHz x 36.0 100.0 MHz 75 °C APIC ID: 0
Core 1 3600.4 MHz x 36.0 100.0 MHz 76 °C APIC ID: 2
Core 2 3600.4 MHz x 36.0 100.0 MHz 72 °C APIC ID: 4
Core 3 3600.4 MHz x 36.0 100.0 MHz 73 °C APIC ID: 6


Graphics
Graphics
Monitor
Name LG IPS FULLHD on AMD Radeon R7 200 Series
Current Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Work Resolution 1920x1050 pixels
State Enabled, Primary
Monitor Width 1920
Monitor Height 1080
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 59 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
Intel HD Graphics 4600
Manufacturer Intel
Model HD Graphics 4600
Device ID 8086-0412
Revision 7
Subvendor MSI (1462)
Current Performance Level Level 0
Voltage 1.200 V
Driver version 20.19.15.4531
Count of performance levels : 1
Level 1
ATI AMD Radeon R7 200 Series
Manufacturer ATI
Model AMD Radeon R7 200 Series
Device ID 1002-6610
Subvendor MSI (1462)
Current Performance Level Level 0
Voltage 1.200 V
GPU Clock 1100.0 MHz
Temperature 85 °C
Core Voltage 0.800 V
Driver version 22.19.162.4
BIOS Version 113-C5760100-XSI
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory 1024 MB
Bandwidth 73.6 GB/s
Count of performance levels : 2
Level 1
GPU Clock 300 MHz
Memory Clock 150 MHz
Level 2
GPU Clock 1100 MHz
Memory Clock 1150 MHz


Any help would be appreciated.
Reply to The-Penman
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  1. Best answer
    First off, you want to replace the thermal paste on your CPU or buy a better cooler, 73 C while running speccy is way too hot. In a gaming situation your CPU will start to thermal throttle and will limit performance.

    Ok a good graphics card, atm forget about AMD, the crypto currency miners are buying everything they can, especially AMD. So on the NVidia side, you want to be looking at either a GTX 1060 6GB, which is good for 1080p gaming @ 60fps on high to ultra. Or, your CPU should be fine with a GTX 1070 if you want either 1440p or you have a high frame rate 1080p monitor.
    If the 1060 6GB is out of your price range, then the 3GB might be an option, but it's a weaker card all round. The GTX 1050ti would also make for a good upgrade from what you've got, but price to performance is worse than the 1060.

    Just one thing, what PSU do you have (size and make)?
    Reply to pete_101
  2. pete_101 said:
    First off, you want to replace the thermal paste on your CPU or buy a better cooler, 73 C while running speccy is way too hot. In a gaming situation your CPU will start to thermal throttle and will limit performance.

    Ok a good graphics card, atm forget about AMD, the crypto currency miners are buying everything they can, especially AMD. So on the NVidia side, you want to be looking at either a GTX 1060 6GB, which is good for 1080p gaming @ 60fps on high to ultra. Or, your CPU should be fine with a GTX 1070 if you want either 1440p or you have a high frame rate 1080p monitor.
    If the 1060 6GB is out of your price range, then the 3GB might be an option, but it's a weaker card all round. The GTX 1050ti would also make for a good upgrade from what you've got, but price to performance is worse than the 1060.

    Just one thing, what PSU do you have (size and make)?


    I can't seem to find the stick for the PSU, it's probs inside the case. However, looking online at the factory specs for a Powerspec B832, its a 300 watt PSU
    Reply to The-Penman
  3. ya its a prebuilt with a poor psu. change the psu first before any upgrade.
    Reply to ARICH5
  4. Thanks folks, really appreciate it.
    Reply to The-Penman
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