PC Upgrade

Hello folks, first post here.
I bought an HP back in 2011 and was planing ro upgrade it in order to kick it to the present a bit since its almost 6 years old and it began showing here and there.


My budget at the moment is circa 400euros which translates to 450$ more or less. Generally I wanna put this kind of money to the best use possible to make something that can support mid/high end games with good framerates (since even ESO will lag on some occasions)

I' reasearched a lot this past week and found out many ways to put to use the budget but I would like an oppinion from someone who did it already and it worked for him.

I'll need to change my power supply since i got only 300watt
my CPU is AMD Athlon II X4 635 / 2.9 GHz is ancient
and my GPU is a GT 630 (changed it last year since the original had fan issues) and my motherboard looks bad aswell even tho I dont know much about it to judge.

So I'd like a good overhaul for this rig.
I've been thinking of
-slapping an i5 CPU (probably needs new motherboard to be compatible?) (200eu)
-upgrading the power supply form 300 to 450 watt (20eu)
-getting a GPU like AMD R7 260x (130eu)(or 280x but that will get me a bit out of budget
-and also upping my RAM from a mere 4GB to a decent 8GB (50eu)
.total 400eu approx. plus expenses for a motherboard if the one I have doesnt get the job done (so maybe 450 grand total)

What do you people think ? is this a plausible solution ? If not why ? and what is an equal or better alternative with the same kind of money ?

Thanks in advance Happy

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It's your budget/money

If you change that mobo I suspect your looking at adding a new os to the budget.

I'm going to go cheap.
Do not use more than 2 sticks.

Shop for a gtx 750ti.
That should work with your existing psu and give a large bump in video power.

Maybe that's not as high as you want to go and another member can assist you with going higher

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Sounds like almost a new PC.

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