Should I upgrade my CPU or GPU first?

NotBarum

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Hello, so I had this computer for a good 2-3 years now, it is getting a bit old since, I am not able to play most of these new games! I also wanted to start streaming and such so, I was wondering if I should buy a new GPU or CPU first? [I do not have enough money to invest into a new rig right now.] Could also someone potentially based on that, tell me what I could upgrade my cpu or gpu to?

My PC specs atm:
i5-4440s
GT 640
12gb of RAM
 

Robert Cook

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if you want to stream gaming you need both a new CPU and GPU. what is your current motherboard? technically you could buy a 4770 cheap or get a 4790 and be happy if you motherboard does not support overclocking. you would want an i7 of a sort so you can record/stream while gaming. as for a GPU that all depends on the games and resolution, but you will certianly want something better than that 640.
 

NotBarum

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My current motherboard is K30AD_M31AD_M51AD
 

NotBarum

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Well 1280x720 is probably enough would be nice also playing 1920x1080 and the games I would want to be able to play Dayz, H1Z1, Dead By Daylight and also probably CSGO. I don't really need the highest settings on each game as well just want it to run smoothly, while streaming or recording I guess.
 

Robert Cook

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I would look into a 750ti or even a 950, or RX 460 as those are all pretty cheap right now and will be great at 1080p as well. a 750ti is probably enough though, the 950 and 460 would probably max those games at 720. and run them at medium to high on 1080p. although I am not sure what to do for the CPU. most of those games only need two cores, you really would want something with 6 threads which does not really exist. an i7 is a bit overkill here,. and rather pricey too, a used 4770 goes for $225 or more on ebay.
 
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