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Looking to upgrade year old rig where I skimped out on CPU. Looking for suggestions.

I bought this rig last year for about $550 CAD. It's been good to me but I want to play more modern and intensive games and it just isn't fitting the bill. Number one interest is currently GTA V which I can start up and play but has constant stutters which make it unplayable. I'm looking for recommendations that would get me the most bang for my buck upgrade performance right away. From the advice I've been given so far a CPU upgrade seems to be my biggest issue. Thank you!

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PCPartPicker part list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/QgbYZ8
Price breakdown by merchant: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/QgbYZ8/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($73.00 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Crucial - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($79.82 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 Video Card ($220.00 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: Fractal Design - Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($62.05 @ Vuugo)
Total: $609.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-01 04:51 EDT-0400
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  1. Agent8018 said:
    I bought this rig last year for about $550 CAD. It's been good to me but I want to play more modern and intensive games and it just isn't fitting the bill. Number one interest is currently GTA V which I can start up and play but has constant stutters which make it unplayable. I'm looking for recommendations that would get me the most bang for my buck upgrade performance right away. From the advice I've been given so far a CPU upgrade seems to be my biggest issue. Thank you!

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    PCPartPicker part list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/QgbYZ8
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/QgbYZ8/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel - Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($73.00 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($59.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Crucial - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($79.82 @ Amazon Canada)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.50 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 Video Card ($220.00 @ Amazon Canada)
    Case: Fractal Design - Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($62.05 @ Vuugo)
    Total: $609.35
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-01 04:51 EDT-0400


    A CPU upgrade would be a good idea. You can pretty much choose any Skylake CPU you want and if you update the BIOS, any Kaby Lake CPU.
    Reply to DSzymborski
  2. that 950 isnt the greatest. i have 1 and its not good for AAA titles.
    Reply to ARICH5
  3. Best answer
    https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/tXNnTW/entry-level-gaming-build
    this is what many entry level buiders went with.
    Reply to TechUnited
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