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Help me choose which to downgrade for first build

barly

62 months ago

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Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.78 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $137.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $566.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-03 05:59 EST-0500

I've bought everything for this build except for the CPU and the PSU. Like an idiot I didn't factor the MIR and am short of money to complete the build. Now my two options to fit my budget are

A. Buy a refurbished version of PSU and keep the i3 4160. OR B. Buy a new version of the PSU and downgrade to a G3258.

I'm building this PC for gaming, mainly to play CS: GO at higher FPS, preferably 120+. Which do you recommend I do?

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Pentium and cooler.

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