Pending OP Response Need help determining upgrading either CPU or GPU on a budget.

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Artorias_ff

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Hi there everyone! New member to this community.

I'll start off by saying I know my build is not ideal, I live in a third world country and parts are extremely expensive.

System specs are:

CPU: i3-4160
GPU: Sapphire R7-260X OC
SSD: 850 EVO 120GB
HDD: 1TB Blue 2012
RAM: Kingston 8GB 1333mhz
Mobo: Asus H81m-k

Onto my question, would it preferable to upgrade the CPU to something along the lines of an i5-4590 or would a GTX 1050ti be a better investment? I will most likely upgrade the other component after a few months. I feel the 4160 is a bottleneck on newer titles and though I can hit close to 60 at low, it's a gamble since CPU usage is always at 100%

I mostly play games at 720p60fps so not looking for anything massive. I cannot upgrade to a new mobo or a new generation of CPU due to monetary constraints.
Please advise the best course of action, I would greatly appreciate it thank you.
 

phillpower2

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Welcome to PCHF Artorias_ff,

Couple of questions if I may;

What is the brand and model name or number of the PSU.

Is your RAM two X 4GB sticks or a single 8GB stick.
 

phillpower2

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Any update for us? This thread will be closed if not replied to within 48hrs.